Thursday, August 12, 2010

Berlin Journal - Dressing Artists’ Hub in Something Button-Down - NYTimes.com

Back of Tacheles in BerlinImage via Wikipedia

Berlin Journal - Dressing Artists’ Hub in Something Button-Down - NYTimes.com: "The building, known as Tacheles, is now protected as a historic site. The artists, meanwhile, without a lease for nearly two years, face eviction to make way for a lavish new development.

For Berlin, more is at stake than the age-old gentrification dilemma. The threatened closure of Tacheles, the name of which derives from Yiddish for “straight talk,” has sharpened the debate over Berlin’s identity."