Galapagos Art Space, the Williamsburg arts haven that is rehabbing an old stables for a move to DUMBO, lost almost $300,000 worth of security devices that were supposed to keep its future home protected, cops said.
Thieves entered the arts and performance space, at the corner of Main and Water streets, through a hole under the front door after 6 pm on Jan. 15. When workers returned the next morning, they found that the surveillance system, valued at over $270,000 was missing.
Also gone was high-end computer equipment worth more than $32,000.
The future home of the innovative art space is undergoing an environmentally friendly renovation. Eventually, natural gas will power the spotlights, the sound system and the rest of the electrical appliances in the building and recycled rainwater will flush through the building’s toilets and flow through its sinks..
The roof itself will be transformed into an urban meadow with trees, local grasses and flowers.