New York creativity homes
New York is aiming to make like Paris by providing subsidised spaces for artists trying to be creative while also doing enough to make a living in the Big Apple. The city’s mayor, Bill de Blasio, acknowledges that New York is in large part New York due to the contributions of artistic types, and so wants the city to offer 1,500 units of affordable live-work housing for artists and musicians, along with 500 dedicated affordable workspaces for the cultural community.
"Nothing more clearly expresses the inequality gap – the opportunity gap – than the soaring cost of housing," he said in his State of the City speech. "If we fail to be a city for everyone… we risk losing the very soul of this place.”