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Gentrification

Gentrification Finally Gets The Board Game It Deserves

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 03.24.2015 | Comedy

Have a neighborhood near you that's gotten obnoxiously hip? Watch Above Average's board game spoof "The Settlers of Brooklyn" and fuel your resentm...

Roque Planas

Those Guys Getting Picketed For Demolishing A Piñata Store Run A PR Firm

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.21.2015 | Latino Voices

Jordan French and Darius Fisher, the men who recently demolished a Texas piñata store with the inventory still inside and then compared the tenants t...

Roque Planas

Destroying A Family-Owned Piñata Shop Totally Backfired Against This Company

HuffingtonPost.com | Roque Planas | Posted 03.20.2015 | Latino Voices

Sergio Lejarazu had received several eviction notices to leave his piñata store, but he says he knew his lease on the east Austin, Texas, location wa...

The Terrible 'Irony' Of Starbucks' 'Race Together' Campaign

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 03.19.2015 | Black Voices

Starbucks announced its "Race Together" campaign this week to intense backlash, much of which pointed to the terrible irony of the poorly-executed cru...

Gentrified Brooklyn Is Not My Brooklyn

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 03.16.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

These days, when I go back to Bushwick what I remember isn't what is. The corriente that ran through the neighborhood is gone. There's no Jerry Rivera blasting from passing cars. La doña who never left her spot at the window of her second floor apartment on Grove Street, is gone.

Where Have All the Dive Bars Gone?

Ali Hussain | Posted 03.12.2015 | Comedy
Ali Hussain

Brooding and swaying at the bar from the long wait, I see a silent figure under the dim glow of the numerous Edison light bulbs that hang above. It is the one-eyed pirate king, Mori Mortison Monteqleu VII, himself.

New York, New York -- So Good They Named it Twice (and Just Kept Going)

Matt Hutchinson | Posted 03.09.2015 | Travel
Matt Hutchinson

Everyone loves a new coffee shop on their block but, as rents rise and New Yorkers get squeezed out of neighborhoods they've called home for years, is N.Y.C. simply becoming a city for rich people?

My So-Called Free-Range Childhood

Erika Milvy | Posted 03.03.2015 | Parents
Erika Milvy

When I read these gloating musings, I bristle. These parents were probably raised in suburbia, I think, sneering to myself a tiny bit. I'm contemptuous of these contemptuous parents with their Rockwell-esque reveries.

Movie Night in Downtown LA

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.27.2015 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

With so much of our country mired in the nonsensical pablum that has paralyzed Washington and the news media (think Rudy Giuliani, Brian Williams and Bill O"Reilly), it is refreshing listening to a mayor who understands jive but doesn't give it to us.

In Gentrified Brooklyn, Where Will Ordinary People Live?

Alan Singer | Posted 02.13.2015 | New York
Alan Singer

Gentrification may bring Starbucks to a formerly underserved community, but it also brings devastation for people who are displaced when rents skyrocket and they can no longer afford to live in old neighborhoods. There are now ten Starbucks in Brooklyn and counting.

Cities Are Coming Back, But Urban Poverty Remains an Immense Challenge

F. Kaid Benfield | Posted 02.09.2015 | Green
F. Kaid Benfield

It is hard to think of a phenomenon that has done greater damage to our environment (as well as to our economy and social fabric) than the mass exodus from our older cities and towns that took place in the latter half of the 20th century.

There May Never Be a Good Brunch Place in South Central

Vanessa Carmichael | Posted 02.02.2015 | Los Angeles
Vanessa Carmichael

In the case of Los Angeles, it is scary to think that it may someday become what its politicians have designed it to be, a city for the few uber rich and the many domestic workers who maintain their homes and gardens.

Changing The Neighborhood Engulfs Their Old Hollywood Home

Los Angeles Times | Nita Lelyveld | Posted 01.30.2015 | Black Voices

For nearly 40 years, Sam Fuller has made his home in the Villa Carlotta, a 1920s Hollywood apartment building whose Juliet balconies and wrought-iron ...

Remembering Brooklyn

Vanessa Mártir | Posted 01.29.2015 | Latino Voices
Vanessa Mártir

Every so often, when you walk around aimlessly, when you get off the main avenues, walk away from the bulldozers and the cranes and the development that just went up with its terraces and Art Deco architecture, away from the cafés and juice bars, you'll come across a block that reminds you of home.

Grappling With Gentrification As A Middle Class Black American

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.20.2015 | Black Voices

With Spike Lee’s passionate critique and the hilarious "Saturday Night Live" parody, the conversation about gentrification in New York City has effe...

'Why I Believe New York's Art Scene Is Doomed'

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.13.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. By Ben Davis High-wire act: Suspended Cirque performance at Galapagos Art Space Image: Court...

Millennials, Nostalgia, And Urban Preservation: Why We Clamor For A Past We Never Had

OpedSpace | Posted 01.09.2015 | College
OpedSpace

Since existential anxiety is the driving force behind our fixation on memory, the buck ends where our anxiety is assuaged. In our case: at surface level.

Gentrification: Artists in Emeryville Saw It Coming

John M. Eger | Posted 03.05.2015 | Impact
John M. Eger

Unfortunately, given the cost of housing in some areas of the country--usually attributable to the artists and/or the art and cultural districts, which have grown up around them--it is probably too late. A crisis is looming.

All They Want for Christmas is Home -- A Holiday Gentrification Story

Daisy J Lin | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Daisy J Lin

Lara is scared. She is on the front lines of a controversial phenomenon taking place in many heavily populated urban areas across the country -- gentrification. This Christmas, many are worried about just keeping the roof over their heads.

Power and Privilege in Oral History Interviews and Projects

Rick Ayers | Posted 02.03.2015 | Education
Rick Ayers

Do you see a problem here? Is something missing from the lesson taught? I think there is. And it is a common problem in the social studies -- in history, sociology, anthropology, even education. The issue, as is so often the case, is power.

Real Scenes From a Chinese Restaurant

Paul Cantor | Posted 01.25.2015 | New York
Paul Cantor

It was about 10 p.m. on a Friday night when I entered the small Chinese takeout restaurant near my apartment, across the street from the Staten Isla...

Our Gentrified Capital

Liz Rebecca Alarcon | Posted 01.13.2015 | DC
Liz Rebecca Alarcon

Supporters of gentrification claim that the benefits outweigh the consequences. So neighborhoods become safer, cleaner and nicer. But for whom?

Christopher Mathias

'RIP Taylor Swift' Mural Mourns The Death Of New York City

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.03.2014 | Arts

When Taylor Swift was named New York City’s “global welcome ambassador” last week by the city’s tourism board, Kara Mullins and Osvaldo Jimene...

On the Closing of the Last Lesbian Bar in San Francisco: What the Demise of the Lex Tells Us About Gentrification

Jen Jack Gieseking | Posted 12.28.2014 | Gay Voices
Jen Jack Gieseking

The only bar dedicated to serving lesbians in San Francisco, the Lexington Club, announced that it is closing after 18 years. You may be shocked that the bar is closing and/or that there is only one lesbian bar in that gay metropolis. As a researcher of lesbian-queer spaces and economies, I am not surprised at all.

New Orleans Biennial 'Prospect 3' Leads The Way In Diversity

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.24.2014 | Arts

Whitney Biennial, take note. Contemporary art is taking over the city of New Orleans for "Prospect 3," a city-wide festival comprised of 58 artists an...