Manhattan's Flower District.

Art World Abstracts: Galleries Flock to the Flower District, and More!

The soothsayers of neighborhoods have been heralding the arrival of the Flower District for nearly a decade, ever since the Portlandia-core hip haven that is the Ace Hotel touched down and made the forgotten few blocks cool again. And now, direct your attention to another trend piece in that same vein, this time focusing on the galleries who are leaving Chelsea for greener pastures out east. Does a dealer call Chelsea an “art mall?” Check. Does the writer make an uncomfortable reference to the Nigerian merchants the galleries are displacing? Check. Does someone gush about the nearby “tech and creative companies?” Check. We’ve got ourselves a trend piece, folks.

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