Congrats to Ed Fuentes, the winner of our Barker Block Arts District contest. Don't miss his entry after the jump. But first, this week's Curbed Network advertisers: 119th & Third · 72 Steuben · 80 Metropolitan · The Absolute · Barker Block · Cabana Cachaca · Conrad · dd factor · Innis & Gunn Beer · Isabella · L Haus · The Mercury · nforth · NV · NYC Wine & Food Festival · Oro · The Powerhouse · The Rialto · Satori · Seventh Generation · The Star Tower · Stuyvesant Town / Peter Cooper Village · The Steelworks Lofts · The Thread · Toren · uwishunu · The View at East Coast · Viridian · Zephyr Real Estate
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And now, our contest winner. Ed Fuentes, the floor is yours:
The spirit of the Arts District has influenced the growth of Downtown, by showing that the core of the city breaths life. Downtown has been inspired by the artistic and creative community, and the Arts District is a vital and active incubator of art, music, and expression. Those same artists, photographers contribute, if not define, Downtown's new identity, in many ways, was inspired by those who made the Arts District home.
My photos, in essay form, in this youtube video.