The artists are coming, the artists are coming! That's the headline on the Sunset Park waterfront these days, as the massive 16-building complex known as Industry City slowly remakes itself in the image of the Brooklyn Navy Yard and, once upon a time, Williamsburg or Dumbo (though there are no plans for a residential component). So far, according to New York Magazine, less than sixty loft spaces have been set aside for artists to use as studios, but already a "scene" is beginning to coalesce, with film makers, painters and the like throwing weekly "experimental" parties. “It’s really affirming about why we’re in New York and what it means to be an artist in New York,” says Travis Boyer, who shares one of the $422-a-month, light-filled studios. For more information on renting a studio at Industry City, check out ICCWS.com.
In Brooklyn, an Industrial Artists’ Colony [NY Magazine]
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