FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
by Kimberly Bradley
Native Berliners have long claimed Brunnenstrasse, a street near the city’s landmark ball-on-a-stick television tower, to be immune to gentrification. A working-class redoubt with façades that still exhibit the downtrodden esthetic of old East Berlin, Brunnenstrasse has so far largely escaped the pastel-hued tarting up that has overtaken the rest of the German capital’s east side. So no surprise that a section of the street has recently established itself as the dynamic city’s newest gallery hub.