Friday, August 31, 2007

Poor Fort Greene's getting stripped bare of its former soul at every turn. This is really sad:
While eminent domain cases are nothing new in Atlantic Yardsville, the Brooklyn Paper today spotlights a Fort Greene case that's particularly foot-in-the-balls. In the tentacles of the so-called BAM Cultural District, three friends took over the lease on an old liquor store on Fulton Street and Ashland Place, with the aim of turning it into a non-profit arts venue called Amber Art & Music Space. What they were never told was that the city wants to seize the building for— - wait for it - —an arts space. The Manhattan-based Dancespace Project is slated to get the spot, even though the Amber Art peeps have sunk $200,000 in rent into the space already. Oof.

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