SUNSET PARK IS NEW YORK’S VANTAGE POINT
On Brooklyn’s waterfront, there’s room for both the old and the new.
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Industry City, the sweeping, 30-acre warehouse complex along Sunset Park’s waterfront, came to the neighborhood in 2009, heralding a new tide of interest in the neighborhood. Industry City is home to artist studios, innovation labs, retail spaces, dining, and more.
Bri Andersen is one of them. She had learned woodworking from her father, and had casually made some furniture for her own apartment, but the more she did it, the clearer it became that she needed a dedicated space for the work. She is now a fixture at SPark, a collective creative space in Industry City, founded by Gary Oshust, a former IT employee who left behind a career he didn’t fully enjoy to become a full-time sculptor.