Tag: Bushwick

time travel? a first person account of Early Loft Days in New York

parallels between 1970s Soho and 2010 BushwickThere is a fascinating first person account of someone who looks forward (kinda, sorta, perhaps) to being under the new loft law on a Brooklyn blog that Brownstoner linked to yesterday. In broad outline,

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can a “loft” in Manhattan change your way of thinking?

or, just provoke a gentrification rant?I missed this last Thursday (I was on vacation), but there is a fascinating web-only New York Times piece in the Living Rooms section of the Opinionator blog, Our Buildings, Ourselves by Elizabeth Hawes. It

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loft law extension / what's the big deal? UPDATED w maps

passed!Of course I have been following the reports over the last week about the "extension" bill just passed (and to-be-immediately-amended) New York State Loft Law. But it has been very difficult to understand what is has really been at stake

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