For seven years, 3rd Ward has been a beacon to Brooklyn’s creative set, offering classes for artists in almost every major field. We’ve heard rumblings for awhile that the institution had recently begun to fire its employees and hire them back at minimum wage, or cut their hours down to part time, but with two new outposts (The Culinary Incubator and its Philadelphia location) opening, how bad could things be?
Turns out, pretty bad: Two days ago students, residents and employees alike were stunned after showing up to the Bushwick studios only to find the gates drawn and the doors shuttered. 3rd Ward had shut down, and now its official. Read More