The Compound artists' space opens in Mott Haven

A new space for the creative arts has opened in Mott Haven.



The Compound is a space for artists, musicians, athletes and even businesses to find inspiration for new projects.



"It's like the Alice and Wonderland of the Bronx to me," says curator Set Free Richardson. "The ideology is like Andy Warhol's Fun Factory meets Electric Lady Studios. So it's a place where art and music come together."



Creative people, both famous and up-and-coming, can collaborate and brainstorm at the facility. Some high-profile visitors include Swizz Beatz and Chris Rock, Richardson says.



One product already in the works is a counterfeit-proof chip designed to be inserted in high-end sneakers so buyers can be sure they're getting authentic goods.



Richardson also offered some advice for artists trying to get into the Compound.



"Keep working very hard, and if we notice you, we will come talk to you," he says.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."