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Mining the States of City Minds: 3

John O'Kane | Posted 02.17.2016 | Los Angeles
John O'Kane

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writi...

Think Outside the Bun

Erika Milvy | Posted 02.12.2016 | San Francisco
Erika Milvy

Back in the day, when the Mission was just the Mission and not the hippest place on Earth, there was a Taco Bell at the triangle where Valencia butts ...

Nuns Who Feed San Francisco's Homeless Face Eviction

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 02.10.2016 | Impact

SAN FRANCISCO -- Two nuns who run a soup kitchen for the city's needy may soon lose their home because of a steep rent increase. The storefront in the...

Searching for Detroit and Los Angeles

Joel Epstein | Posted 02.09.2016 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

While we may be booming as a city with tens of construction cranes dotting the downtown skyline, it is the thousands of tents of the homeless on the sidewalks and freeway overpasses that have me concerned.

Fighting Mayor de Blasio's 'Luxury Housing' Plan

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 02.05.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Earlier this month New York city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito co-hosted her final community meeting for residents of Spanish Harlem concerned about the city's housing plans.

Stopping Gentrification Is Half the Battle

Timothy Murphy | Posted 02.04.2016 | Religion
Timothy Murphy

The fight for livable cities for all people, and not just the well-off, is underway with living wage proposals passing around the country, but it is only half the battle.

A Love Letter to New York City Amid Gentrification

David Chiu | Posted 01.28.2016 | Books
David Chiu

In this edited interview, Ed Hamilton talks about the inspiration behind some of the stories in The Chintz Age and his thoughts on the future of New York City and gentrification.

Stop Giving New Yorkers All The Credit For Detroit’s Art Scene

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 01.19.2016 | Arts

While a former New York arts venue heralded for moving to Detroit could now clear a few million dollars by selling one of its recently acquired buildi...

The High Line Continues to Alter the Streets of West Chelsea

Vincent Ugaro | Posted 01.14.2016 | New York
Vincent Ugaro

After 27 years in operation, La Lunchonette at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 18th Street in the recently minted West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhatta...

The Top Five Religion Trends to Watch in 2016

Megan Sweas | Posted 02.19.2016 | Religion
Megan Sweas

Below are five trends that we are watching, paired with headlines you might see in The Onion in 2016. In other words, don't take our "predictions" too seriously. But there's often great truth in satire.

Mining the States of City Minds: 2

John O'Kane | Posted 01.01.2016 | Los Angeles
John O'Kane

In "Mining the States of City Minds," a recent blog, I introduced my approach to experiencing the texture of city life in Venice, California and writing up the resulting stories with a type of literary journalism.

The Noxious Origins of NYC Gentrification: Cooking Gas

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 01.05.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

Keeping landlords honest in New York City - or New York State, for that matter - is not an enviable task, given how common the less-than-honest ones are, but it's a job that nonetheless falls squarely in the laps of city and state officials.

The Gayborhood Isn't Dead: Where Gays and Lesbians Are Moving Next

Jack Hanson | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Jack Hanson

At the end of the day living in a gayborhood is just more fun, not to mention -- as a lot of gays and lesbians who bought in the Village, South Beach, the Castro and Chelsea decades ago can attest to -- a good real estate investment.

New Yorker’s Street Art Is Now Helping Others Fight Gentrification

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 11.25.2015 | Arts

New York City street artist Ann Lewis and other activists protested gentrification and rising rents last week, as the Brooklyn Museum hosted a real es...

Here's A New Theory On Why Cities Are Gentrifying At A Dizzying Rate

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 01.04.2016 | Business

Imagine you start a new job. The pay is better, but the hours are longer. How do you cope? If you live in the suburbs, the answer might be to take th...

In The Bronx, A Community Stands Poised to Fight Back

Alexandros Orphanides | Posted 11.13.2015 | Black Voices
Alexandros Orphanides

to the largely Black and Latino longtime residents, the South Bronx is testament to the ability of communities to survive and thrive in the face of decades of governmental neglect, persistent economic inequality, and built-in racist planning.

The 'Mink Building' and Discrimination in Historic Preservation: Michael Henry Adams' Urgent Effort to Save Harlem

Todd Fine | Posted 11.11.2015 | New York
Todd Fine

Because of connections I see between the struggle to protect "Little Syria" in Downtown Manhattan and Adams' courageous efforts for preservation in Harlem, I have long wanted to interview him.

Harlem Nights: A Bar That Embodies The Heart & Soul Of Harlem

Yolanda Shoshana | Posted 11.05.2015 | New York
Yolanda Shoshana

Harlem was my home until about three years ago. As I was leaving the neighborhood, it was quickly changing. That was good and bad depending on the cir...

Neighborhood Brews: Craft Beer and Gentrification in NYC

Heritage Radio Network | Posted 11.05.2015 | Taste
Heritage Radio Network

By Caity Moseman Wadler When major brands like MillerCoors go all out to produce craft brew lookalikes (I'm looking at you, Blue Moon), it's safe to ...

Progressive for Whom? A Latino Pastoral Perspective

Samuel Cruz | Posted 11.04.2015 | Religion
Samuel Cruz

As a person of color who is committed to assuring that marginalized communities have access to and receive a fair share of the bounty of the richest nation in the world, I wonder what "progressive" truly means. My speculation is not only political but theological/religious as well.

How Did We Become Incarceration Nation?

Les Leopold | Posted 11.03.2015 | Politics
Les Leopold

How is it that America, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, has more prisoners than any police state?

New Life Comes to the Heart of Panama's Old City

Dimitri Ehrlich | Posted 10.29.2015 | Travel
Dimitri Ehrlich

Just a few miles from the gleaming but largely uninhabited white towers of modern Panama City's skyline, it's a small area of crumbling but glorious architecture some of which dates back to the 17th century.

'Do The White Thing' Is A Hilarious Take On Spike Lee's Classic Film

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.26.2015 | Black Voices

The Brooklyn depicted in Spike Lee's 1989 film, "Do The Right Thing," isn't the same today. The borough has undergone major changes largely due to gen...

On the "A" w/Souleo: Meet the Unforgettable Personalities of Harlem's Iconic Paris Blues Bar

Peter 'Souleo' Wright | Posted 10.16.2015 | Black Voices
Peter 'Souleo' Wright

In their own words three of Paris Blues Bar's popular personalities reflect on their portraits and share tales of sacrificing to make one's dream a reality, fighting back against racism and the personal freedom found through style.

Why A Black Church Says Bike Lanes Could Violate Their Religious Freedom

The Huffington Post | Hilary Hanson | Posted 10.15.2015 | Black Voices

Several media outlets ran headlines this week stating that a Washington, D.C. church opposes new bike lanes on the grounds that the lanes would violat...