Artists protest eviction in Gowanus

The landlord of a building containing hundreds of studios is giving artists the boot

New York /
Oct.October 18, 2015 12:47 PM

It’s an old New York story: artists move into a neighborhood, wealthy homebuyers attracted to creative areas move in and landlords cash out.

That’s precisely what’s happening once again in Gowanus, where hundreds of artists are being forced from their studios.

A group of those artists gathered in Gowanus yesterday to protest their eviction, according to Brooklyn News 12.

The group claims that their landlord at 94 Ninth Street, which contains hundreds of art studios, has switched management companies to Prospect Management. As a result, members of the group are being booted out.

Artist Elisabeth Page Purcell told News 12 that Prospect Management called her on Oct. 8 to tell her that she had to be out of studio by Oct. 31.

Arts Gowanus and Councilman Brad Lander have now started a petition that they hope will change the landlord’s mind. [News 12] Christopher Cameron


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Gowanus Canal (Getty)

Gowanus infrastructure plan aims to mute rezoning foes

Gowanus infrastructure plan aims to mute rezoning foes
From left: City Council member Stephen Levin, Mayor Bill de Blasio,  Housing and Economic Development's Vicki Been and City Council member Brad Lander (Getty)

At last: Gowanus rezoning to begin in January

At last: Gowanus rezoning to begin in January
Carroll Gardens and Flatbush in Brooklyn (Photos by Steven Pisano via Flickr; Mrbrklyn via Wikipedia; iStock)

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods

Brooklyn’s most and least expensive neighborhoods
Lighstone Group CEO David Lichtenstein and 365 Bond Street in Brooklyn (Photos via Lightstone; 365bond; iStock)

Lightstone bought Gowanus parcels for a pittance, seller’s sons allege

Lightstone bought Gowanus parcels for a pittance, seller’s sons allege
Brad Lander, Bill de Blasio and Gowanus (Getty)

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning

Group launches campaign to save Gowanus rezoning
Council member Brad Lander and Gowanus (Credit: Lander by Erik McGregor/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images, Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?

Will Gowanus be the next botched rezoning?
Stephen Levin, Brad Lander, 187 and 195 Hoyt Street (Credit: Google Maps, iStock)

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus

Pols ponder NYCHA air rights sale for Gowanus
Avery Hall principal Brian Ezra and a rendering of 204 Fourth Avenue (Credit: Avery Hall and Startup Columbia)

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site

Avery Hall pays $30M for Gowanus site
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...