While Bushwick Collective has been hogging all the attention lately (even from local cops), a series of equally impressive murals have been going up these past few weeks in Coney Island, where the New York art world’s prodigal son Jeffrey Deitch has called on some big names to paint a couple dozen walls dotting a concrete lot shared with Coney Smorgasburg.
“Everyone who comes in here for the first time, all they can say is, ‘Fuuuuuuuuuuuck.'”
Daniel Weintraub is creative director of Greenpoint’s newest art gallery and events space, Succulent Studios, located in a century-old warehouse at 67 West Street. The room is a monster: it clocks in at 3,000 square feet but feels three times that size because of what Weintraub calls the “urban barn” effect of the vaulted ceilings. In the afternoon, sunlight pours in through west-facing windows.