Clinton Hill artists may white;

New York /
Jul.July 22, 2010 04:00 PM

The city is trying to evict a group of Clinton Hill artists from their Flushing Avenue workspace because of their allegedly wild parties, the Brooklyn Paper reported. The coalition of artists — known as Rubulad — share the two-story industrial building between Classon Avenue and Taaffe Place, and have accumulated more than a dozen violations in the past two years, according to city documents. On Tuesday, the city issued an eviction notice following the group’s most recent event two weeks ago. Citations included operating an illegal social club and failing to provide adequate fire safety. But the artists think the city is overreacting. “The city says we operate as an illegal social club, but that’s inaccurate,” said Jeff Stark, who is affiliated with the group. Some members of Rubulad say that the city simply dislikes their communal, artsy lifestyle. “The city generally harasses us,” said Sari Rupinstein, a Rubulad spokesperson. “We’ve been here for five years, but this time the fire commissioner just showed up and said the Department of Buildings is going to padlock us out.” [Brooklyn Paper]

 

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