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Mapping the rise and fall of one of the most prominent artists’ communities in Brooklyn
The entrance to 475 Kent, an eleven-story loft building in South Williamsburg, Brooklyn, looks very much like a door to a parallel reality. The first thing you notice is a huge panel of intercom buzzers with more than a hundred names—an initial clue that the building is home to an eclectic mix of established creatives—all drawn, at one time or another, by the vast industrial spaces within.