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Dumbo-Detroit face-off

Dumbo-Detroit face-off
Friday night blights: Look, we know not all of Detroit is like this. But a lot of it is.
Associated Press / Carlos Osorio

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.

Cornerstone of Dumbo: Ah, beautiful Pedro's.
The Brooklyn Paper / Ben Muessig

— Matthew Perlman and Nathan Tempey

The Brooklyn Paper

Reach reporter Matthew Perlman at (718) 260–8310. E-mail him at mperl‌man@c‌ngloc‌al.com. Follow him on Twitter @matthewjperlman.

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