There is an article in the NY Times about developers using artists to regenerate the Dumbo area of Brooklyn. This is not a new idea but the scale its happening on here is. Some artists are paying rent in paintings others not at all. "Some 1,000 artists and arts organizations are now working in the Dumbo section of Brooklyn, courtesy of the developers David Walentas and his son, Jed, partners in Two Trees Management. Operating on the principle that cultural ferment makes a neighborhood hot, Two Trees has offered creative people rents that they cannot refuse,"