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Jimmy Van Bramer

Why Aren’t There More Flux Factories?

by Paddy Johnson on November 6, 2013
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“How can we get more places like Flux Factory?” City Councilmember Jimmy Van Bramer asked Kate D. Levin. Van Bramer is one of the biggest arts advocates in the city, and Levin is the commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs; at that moment, she was also a spokesperson for the bulk of the city’s non-profit arts institutions. His question was central to a recent public hearing about how New York could be made more affordable for artists, and Levin’s reply started with the facts. “It’s a challenge to manage real estate for residents that are somewhere between a stable and transient population,” she said.

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Jimmy Van Bramer on Why You Should Invite City Council to Your Openings

by Whitney Kimball on October 17, 2013
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As the chair of the Cultural Affairs Committee, Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer is basically the City Council’s spokesperson for culture, and has a pretty clear idea of what needs to happen to make New York livable for artists again. Here’s why he thinks the city should have a plan for artists, why artists need to count themselves, and why you should invite him to your openings.

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