Two Trees Grants Artists Subsidized Space in DUMBO

With seven new major residential developments and a new Second Avenue subway stop in the works, the quiet neighborhood of DUMBO is bracing for a major culture shift. Meanwhile, the management company Two Trees, founded in 1968, is trying to preserve the area’s creative community. The real-estate company has awarded 11 artists and 6 cultural organizations subsidy rent in their building. These winners will join over 50 other artists and groups in the Two Trees space, who also earned their spot because of their social involvement in Brooklyn. See below for a list of the new residents.

Anne Peabody, sculptor

Art F City, art blog

Cave Canem Foundation, an organization founded in 1996 to foster a community for African American poets through workshops, residencies, and awards

David Cantoni, artist

Deborah Simon, artist

Edible Schoolyard NYC, programs kitchen and gardening classes at city schools

Elizabeth Riley, artist

Eric LoPresti, artist

Girl Be Heard, a non-profit theatre company and education program for young women

Jennifer Paige Cohen, sculptor

Kyle Goen, artist

Mary Mattingly, artist

Pavel Kraus, sculptor

Radio Diaries, distributes tape recorders to individuals to report on their own lives and histories

Sharon Butler, a painter and publisher of the art blog Two Coats of Paint

Tom Fruin, sculptor

United Photo Industries, facilitator of photography installations and events

— Noelle Bodick (@nbodick)

(Photo: Brad Ogbonna)