Panel on Brooklyn Design to Examine Gentrification


Restaurateur Andrew Tarlow, architect Morris Adjmi and designer Stefanie Brechbuehler of Workstead will “discuss the changing face of Brooklyn” at a panel about Brooklyn design that is part of Dwell’s and New York magazine’s upcoming week-long City Modern event. “The minds behind the Wythe, the first boutique hotel this side of the East River, examine the gentrification of the neighborhood of Williamsburg and how it has paved the way for a new breed of design-centric high-end developments in Brooklyn,” the description for the panel promises. New York magazine Design Editor Wendy Goodman will moderate. The event takes place from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Wythe Hotel Wednesday, Oct. 3.
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3 Comment

  • Hotel Le Bleu on 4th Avenue in Gowanus opened years before the Wythe… Le Bleu is no great shakes, but it certainly qualifies for the “boutique” monicker.
    I understand you’ve reprinted this inaccurate statement in quotes, but I suggest you take it down.

  • First boutique hotel in Brooklyn (that isn’t a tacky dump).

  • With this group of intellectual heavyweights, I’m quite sure it’ll be a profoundly soul-searching panel discussion, replete with deep insights into the social and economic history of Brooklyn, its complex racial politics, immigration trends over the decades, health and welfare issues, the industrial city vs the post-industrial, gender and poverty in housing, etc etc. Not.

    What are they going to talk about? Edison bulbs vs the new generation of flourescents? Quarter-sawn oak flooring vs reclaimed river-bed Douglas fir?