Artists protest eviction in Gowanus

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

TRD 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


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