Bill to establish New York City's first Art District
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We are proposing the establishment of New York City's first Arts District with boundaries from 17th Street to Bank Street (North to South) and Hudson Street to West Street (East to West) also known as part of the Meatpacking District. On every street in this area there are art organizations, art galleries, artist studios, City art buildings, or now the Whitney Museum of American Art.
An art district would create a protection status to existing art establishments and possibly offer tax incentives to galleries to return to the district which has been steered by developers towards mainly commercial developments and speculations, not including the preservation of art and culture.
For New York City to have an official cultural and art district could create additional options in government and private funding for City sponsored and Individually run art programs and projects.
This proposal is strongly supported by the Mayor of the Meatpacking District, a cultural long time member in the area, Roberto Monticello.
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