Found this beautiful pastel-colored and wheat-pasted banner artwork in DUMBO, Brooklyn on the sealed brick archway of a renovated factory building. The neigborhood attracts street art and artists, but is scarcely affordable to most creative types now that the former industrial area has been fully gentrified and filled with multi-million dollar condos, duplex penthouse apartments and gargantuan, airy lofts that have — as the real estate brokers like to say — stunning city views. There’s a West Elm furniture store in DUMBO now, which tells you everything about where this nabe is going in the minds of the city’s aspirational and overly status-conscious real estate peeps. While the loft apartments keep coming, let’s hope the street art does, too.
Ivan Corsa Photo