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Gentrification

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 01.03.2015 | 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 12.24.2014 | 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 12.04.2014 | 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...

The Gentrification of Bushwick -- As Told By 'East WillyB'

Sahra Vang Nguyen | Posted 12.21.2014 | New York
Sahra Vang Nguyen

East WillyB chronicles the adventures of Bushwick Sports Bar owner Willie Jr., and his motley crew of bar regulars, as they deal with the trials and tribulations of living in an ever-changing Brooklyn. Check out the first episode.

Explaining Gentrification

Jeremy Bamidele | Posted 12.09.2014 | New York
Jeremy Bamidele

While the repercussions of gentrification are easy to see: the rise of cafes, art exhibits, nicer streets, a higher police presence and a wealthier community, the process by which gentrification takes place and it's more insidious effects have yet to be explored.

Gentrification Gets Its Own Rap Song

The Huffington Post | Carol Hartsell | Posted 10.07.2014 | Comedy

Sketch comedy show "Friends Of The People" is coming soon to TruTV, and here's another early look. For everyone who has ever lamented gentrificatio...

Do You Speak Gentrification?

Jordan Carlos | Posted 11.30.2014 | Comedy
Jordan Carlos

I've remarked at how many people I overhear at open houses doing linguistic backflips in order to gather the crucial demographic info they need from a real estate agent while trying not to sound like a total xenophobic monster. It's a pretty amusing thing to behold, especially when I'm also in the room -- presumably judging them.

Will the New Neighbors Bring Trouble?

Thom Nickels | Posted 11.19.2014 | Politics
Thom Nickels

On the street where I live there is a lot of new construction. The construction craze started about four years ago when a little tugboat shaped house across the street from me went up for sale and was then promptly demolished to make way for a mammoth 4 story mega-house.

Art Versus Tech in San Francisco

Stephen Tanenbaum | Posted 11.16.2014 | San Francisco
Stephen Tanenbaum

Art and tech are not in competition with each other. The art market stands at a momentous turning point. Thanks to e-commerce and social media, the old isolated gallery world no longer dictates an artist's success.

8 Great Things That Have Been Ruined By Corporate America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 09.04.2014 | Business

Life's simplest pleasures may be hard to put a value on. But that hasn't stopped corporate America from trying. 1. Water If you're looking f...

Gentrification Rolls On in Dallas, But Will It Grow Up?

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact
Ginger McKnight-Chavers

To call Oak Cliff "fringe" and "one of Dallas' worst neighborhoods" is not only false, but it dismisses intelligent, hard-working folks as low-lives who should be grateful for the salvation of artisan pies, espresso and couture cocktails.

Matt Sheehan

Can Chinese Millionaires Save San Francisco's Poorest Neighborhood?

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sheehan | Posted 09.18.2014 | World

SAN FRANCISCO -- When Sir Paul McCartney rocked out for 49,000 fans at San Francisco’s historic Candlestick Park last week, it marked the stadium’...

We've Been Looking At Gentrification All Wrong, And Here's The Chart To Prove It

The Huffington Post | Jessica Cumberbatch Anderson | Posted 08.20.2014 | HuffPost Home

In 1985, gentrification was as easy to spot as a bottle of New Coke. According to a quiz published by the San Francisco Chronicle (and recently found ...

Why New Yorkers Need to March on 8/20 for Real Affordable Housing

Jonathan Westin | Posted 10.15.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

While many developers pooh-pooh our model of 50 percent real affordability, it not only is achievable, but must be achieved. Equitable development will help create good jobs and put people to work building real affordable housing in neighborhoods that desperately need it.

On the 'A' w/Souleo: The Politics of Preserving African-American Historic Sites

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.08.2014 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

A discount furniture store now occupies the space where boxing legend, Joe Frazier trained in Philadelphia. The home of America's first female self-made millionaire, Madame C.J. Walker is left vulnerable to potential destruction without proper legal protection.

Hipster Bistro Enrages Brooklyn Neighbors With Joke About Racist Police Tactic

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.07.2014 | Business

NEW YORK -- A posh Brooklyn eatery apologized on Thursday for a sign poking fun at the New York City Police Department’s controversial stop-and-fris...

On the 'A' w/Souleo: Beverly Johnson Spills the 'Tee' on Golf and Writing Her Memoir

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 09.30.2014 | Arts
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

Beverly Johnson is busy these days from celebrating the 40th anniversary of becoming the first African-American woman on the cover of Vogue, to overseeing the Beverly Johnson Hair Collection, to completing a memoir.