Art Vent

Letting the Fresh Air In

475 Kent

Art Vent Letting the Fresh Air In

February 13, 2008
Please sign this online petition to Mayor Bloomberg to help get the ousted artists back into their homes and workspaces: http://www.petitiononline.com/475Kent/
February 10, 2008
Even if the building were unsafe, for the Fire Department to come on a frigid Sunday evening and suddenly order everyone out of their homes and into the streets, seems cruel, unusual, and inhumane. What, didn't they know that morning? Or on the previous Friday? And were people really safer on the streets in sub-freezing temperatures than in a building, any building? This has happened before, but often the landlord was behind it. Not here, which makes one wonder what's really going on. And where is Mr. Art, Mayor Bloomberg?

Here's the follow-up from The New York Times.
January 26, 2008
The gestapo tactics that are being used against artists in New York are inexcusable (and, sadly, this is not the first time this sort of thing has happened in Brooklyn) all while Mayor Bloomberg looks the other way. Complete coverage on Edward Winkleman's blog.