Industry City Rents Driving Out Artists

January 20th, 2014

The New York Times profiles Industry City, the business incubator and artist studio space in Sunset Park that played home to Come Together: Surviving Sandy, Year 1 late last year.  Despite its populist appeal, the space has been drawing continued criticism over its rapidly rising rents, which have already pushed out a number of artists from the building.  “Part of why we moved to Industry City was because of the community of artists, of art lovers,” said Krista Saunders, the director of programs and communications at Art Connects New York.  “It’s really beneficial that we are located within an artistic community, and now that this is dissolving, we are considering our options,” Ms. Saunders said. Read more at New York Times