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Bee Hill

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Writer, editor, and token office goth at Brooklyn Magazine.
Tomorrow evening, one of our favorite Brooklyn female-empowerment collectives, Discwoman, will host a panel discussion on women in the music industry. Born in response to the overwhelmingly male-dominated state of dance music, Discwoman’s first event was a two-day festival at Bossa Nova Civic Club this past September, which showcased the wealth of female-identified DJ talent in Brooklyn. Although Discwoman has evolved considerably in the last six months by rearranging the structure of the festival,...
"As I see it, culture and creativity have a sort of synergistic relationship where one supports the other," says Leichtung, when asked about the current state of culture in Brooklyn. "Right now the cost of living is unbelievably high in Brooklyn, so much so that artists who do live in Brooklyn are having to prioritize financial gain as opposed to focusing on their craft. I've noticed a mass exodus of Brooklyners to the Midwest—specifically...
"Brooklyn has had a long history of a vibrant and artistic culture that has existed long before the exponential growth that has made it a world-known destination in the past 5-10 years. "The cultural happenings that made Brooklyn so cool have increased interest and prices in the area, which is great for Brooklyn's growth, but has its downsides—those rising prices have the potential to drive out the artists and people who revitalized Brooklyn in the...
"The current state of Brooklyn culture is dynamic, surprising, burgeoning and multi-cultural. There is an extraordinary volume of creative activity in Brooklyn. At BRIC, we often present emerging musicians and visual artists based in Brooklyn, and the wealth and breadth of local talent is fantastic. Brooklyn has long had a strong artist community, but its growth in recent years has been astonishing. "There is an extraordinary mosaic of artists here, too. The Borough is home...

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