A letter from Galapagos (not closing) | Before the Music Dies
GALAPAGOS ON HALLOWEEN 2006 (CRED)
Galapagos Art Space isn’t closing; the rumor is just a rumor, like the ‘supervenue’ rumor in October.
But cultural infrastructure is evaporating in our white-hot real estate market. If a pier in Red Hook, not even the one with the best view, sells for forty million dollars, and a parcel of land in Greenpoint can fetch one hundred and forty million, then it will become increasingly difficult, desperate by some accounts, for artists to maintain a meaningful presence in our city.
The real estate rumors that swirl around the arts are evidence of a community under great stress, wondering where it should go and fearful of how it will get there.
Director Galapagos Art Space
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