Dumbo’s Galapagos Art Space is going against the grain, or rather, it hopes, beginning the reversal of a longstanding migration pattern by moving to Detroit next year. But is the area down under the Manhattan Bridge overpass really that different from the Motor City? In a word, yes. So we thought it would be useful to compare the once-fallow industrial waterfront-turned-arts-enclave to the largely fallow town that General Motors built, so that the good folks at Galapagos have an idea of what to expect.
— Matthew Perlman and Nathan Tempey