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Artists have long been urban pioneers, staking out neighborhoods where space is ample and cheap. But the creative vibe artists bring to a neighborhood often attracts others, eventually bringing gentrification and displacing those very artists. So what do artists think of a plan to incorporate artists’ studios in a boutique hotel which is replacing the building they currently occupy? We speak with artists and a developer aiming to bring an “Art Hotel” to New York Avenue.
- Luke Stewart Musician
- Dennis Lee President, D.B. Lee Development
- Micheline Klagsbrun Visual artist
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