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. What makes this even more sad is the Amber Art & Music Space website, which comes complete with videos of the three owners painstakingly detailing the ongoing construction and talking about how awesome a time everyone is going to have there. That's gotta hurt!
· Art attack: City to evict art space for ? art space! [Brooklyn Paper]
· Amber Art & Music Space [ambernyc.com]