Much of New York City's infrastructure, from subways to homeless shelters to hospitals, is in dire need of repair or upgrades. What's to be done?
Every burgeoning art scene has one thing in common: low-cost real estate. Today, we’ll speak with Jonathan Bowles, director of the Center for an Urban Future, about the economic past, present, and future of New York’s art-driven neighborhoods. And, we’ll speak with Rebecca Mazzei, former arts editor of the Detroit Metro Times, about how the Motor City’s housing blight has created an art-friendly environment over the past several years. Plus: We want to hear from you: how has real estate impacted your art?
It's street fair season. Jonathan Bowles, director of Center for an Urban Future, Suketu Mehta, New York-based journalist and author, and Stacey Sutton, assistant professor of Urban Planning at Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, weigh in on how to improve the city's street fairs.
How would you improve street fairs? Or do you like them the way you are? Play street fair czar and tell us what changes you'd make!