- The Brooklyn Paper has this photograph of an Authentic Brooklyn Artist moving out of his soon-to-be-shut-down loft.
City inspectors raided? visited? two artists' spaces in Williamsburg yesterday—573 Metropolitan Avenue, reported as a workspace for Bushwick's 3rd Ward
, and 151 Kent Avenue, an artist loft—after complaints of illegally converted space, local reporter Aaron Short, writing for the Post
. Last month's passage of the Loft Law
grants protections to residential tenants in industrial-zoned buildings, but requires buildings to be up to code—573 Metropolitan's owner will be required to fix its fire escape, it appears.
Meanwhile, the city has also issued an eviction notice to Rubulad, occupants of building at Flushing Avenue near the BQE (Clinton Hill? South Williamsburg? Bed-Stuy?), where the arts-collective-that-also-throws-killer-parties has, seemingly, picked up enough noise complaints to negate the gentlemen's agreement that often allows cool things to go on in otherwise vacant industrial buildings.
Hey, listen—I work at a desk and report things secondhand, so if I'm missing anything important, email or something.