Forty years ago, a Bushwick where artist spaces flourished within the neighborhood's industrial buildings was inconceivable, but that's the reality of the Brooklyn neighborhood these days.
Bushwick, already home to performance space House of Yes and circus training facility The Muse, is gearing up to welcome yet another arts organization. A press release from M Properties Group announces that Third Rail Projects
is leaving Williamsburg behind to will take residency in a 5,000-square-foot industrial space at 383 Troutman Street. The warehouse between Wyckhoff and Irving avenues will be transformed into an "experiential, site-specific, multi-sensory dance theater" with performances beginning in January 2016.
The neighborhood's ongoing transformation into artist enclave is also getting a boost with the new development of 50 to 60 live/work artist studios at 100 Bogart Street. Other places artists are hanging on in the neighborhood? The McKibbin Lofts, although one Curbed commenter has cheekily opined that it's "Just a matter of time until McKibbin lofts goes condo."
· Third Rail Projects [official]
· Gene Kaufman Takes a Break From Hotels to Buil, Um, Studios [Curbed]
· Creating a Lasting Home In Brooklyn's Infamous McKibbin Lofts [Curbed]