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Matthew Weinstein Perched high above the industrial border of Clinton Hill, Weinstein's studio is a sun-filled, high-ceilinged, multi-windowed space that the artist found on Craigslist about a year ago. The space itself is pristine in a manner that might not usually be associated with a vision of an artist's studio as some sort of messy explosion of paint and canvas. Rather, Weinstein explains, "I keep it really clean because I do more thinking here than...
When we decided to talk with a bunch of prominent Brooklyn cultural figures for the latest issue of Brooklyn magazine, we realized that it would be sort of silly to look toward the future of Brooklyn culture without considering its past. And what a past it was. Lots of stuff happened! People were born; people died. Books were written; literary magazines were founded. Bands were formed; TV shows were filmed. And through it all, one...
The beginning of a new year is a natural time to take stock of the world we live in: what’s developed; what’s stalled; what’s been born; what’s died. This impulse to look at the immediate past and hope to catch a glimpse of what’s to come manifests itself in countless ways, but perhaps none were so prevalent this year than this stark assessment of the state of Brooklyn culture: It’s dead. The abrupt closing in...
How long ago did you first start to think that leaving Brooklyn was the best move for Galapagos? And what was the final straw that made you decide, OK, it’s time? When they came for the vulnerable in Greenwich Village, the Lower East Side, and the East Village I thought we’d be safe in little, tiny north Brooklyn, but then the market came for us. Arguably, New York City can no longer aggregate the most...

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