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The Buildout of East Williamsburg’s Newest Hybrid Venue Has Begun

From left: Keith Hamilton, Wayne Gordon, and Zach Glass.

From left: Keith Hamilton, Wayne Gordon, Zach Glass at the future site of Our Wicked Lady (Photo: Nicole Disser)

“We’re not guessing what the arts community might be into, because we’re already in it,” Zach Glass told B+B on Monday. Another hybrid bar-something is coming near the Williamsburg-Bushwick border on a block of Morgan populated by artist studios, rumbling warehouses, and an awesome smelling spice distributor.
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Bushwick Artists: Maybe We Should All Just Buy a Building Together?

The crowd at 108 Starr Street. (Photo: Alexandra Glorioso)

The crowd at 108 Starr Street. (Photo: Alexandra Glorioso)

Six years ago, Josefina Blanc, a former photography editor at Art & Commerce, found herself priced out of Bushwick when the rent on the 10,000 sq. ft. loft shot up from $2,500 to $8,000. Her husband, a performance artist now represented by a gallery in Chelsea, had spent years renovating the space with the understanding that, in exchange, the rent would remain stable, but efforts to appeal to their landlord were in vain. The couple decided to call it quits and moved to South Carolina that year.
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