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#3W Total, Update #3

What’s the total? To date, I have received information about outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $72,301. This is only an estimate. Cultural Weekly published an essay I wrote for its new column, “Art in Context.” I address the way 3rd Ward treated instructors and members as well as the ways New York City is contributing to accelerating problems that gentrification in causing around Bushwick for makers/artists. I sincerely welcome your feedback on…

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Update #1: #3WTotal

Hello! Last week I requested information about 3rd Ward’s debts. I asked instructors, members & students to share their stories. Thank you to everyone who has sent me information for this ongoing project. What’s the total? To date, I have received claims against outstanding memberships, course fees and instructor invoices of: $38,450. This is an estimate, and not a final total. What else? Brooklyn media has been supportive and encouraging and is helping spread awareness…

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New “community” project

I am doing some research. No one ever reported how much 3rd Ward owes its teachers, members and students. The amount owed to any one person might be $100 here, $3,500 there. But all together, was this “community” stuck with a bill for $20,000, $50,000, more? Who cares? The debts 3rd Ward owes to teachers & students & members are an underreported but important part of the legacy and myth of 3rd-Ward-the-brand. Besides, when a…

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