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Brooklyn Gentrification

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...

Brooklyn Artist Appeals for Selfies for Anti-Gentrification Documentary Project

Ed Hamilton | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
Ed Hamilton

Such a whitewash makes it that much easier to ignore the cries of the working and middle-class people that gentrification displaces.

Equality For Flatbush's Imani Henry On Gentrification

Ditmas Park Corner | Nora | Posted 07.18.2014 | Black Voices

The topic of gentrification is an important one in our neighborhood–and in neighborhoods across Brooklyn–that has a habit of eliciting lively, and...

When Brooklyn Juries Gentrify, Defendants Lose

New York Post | Josh Saul | Posted 06.16.2014 | Black Voices

Brooklyn’s courthouses are being rocked by the “Williamsburg Effect.” The influx of well-off and educated white people to trendy neighborhood...

Spike Lee: 'Motherf*cking Rapaport Doesn't Know What He's F*cking Talking About'

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.12.2014 | HuffPost Live 321

Spike Lee isn't backing down from his bold stance against gentrification in New York City. The filmmaker and New York native made headlines in Febr...

Confessions Of A Black Brooklyn Gentrifier

The Root | Posted 04.01.2014 | Black Voices

When the train tracks clink, I know that in about two minutes my train will come roaring into view—unless it’s the R train. The R comes when it wa...

Spike Lee Had A Very Good Reason For His Gentrification 'Rant'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

While speaking at an event at Pratt Institute Tuesday evening, Spike Lee slammed an audience member's question about the "other side of gentrification...

Baby DJ School Is Born

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.30.2013 | Weird News

From playpen to playlist! A group of toddlers in Brooklyn is trading in rattles for beat-making software. Just when you thought you’ve heard it ...

PHOTOS: The Women Of Bushwick

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

After seeing Leland Bobbé's photo series, 'The Women Of Fifth Avenue,' photographer Elizabeth Bick contacted us about her own series: portraits of th...

The Gentrification Of Crown Heights

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

A hypothetical time-lapse video of Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, starting in the year 2000: The block is lined with dollar stores, bodeg...

Latino Williamsburg's Struggle Against Gentrification

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.14.2013 | New York

Whirlybird, a year-old coffee shop on South 2nd Street in Williamsburg, serves good espresso and organic, gluten-free breakfast tacos filled with scra...

Was Brooklyn's Old Fulton Mall "Crummy?" It Depends on Your Perspective

Allison Lirish Dean | Posted 02.13.2013 | New York
Allison Lirish Dean

There is still a lot of diversity left in Brooklyn, and a lot of hope. But we have a lot of work to do, beginning with ourselves.

Brooklyn Is Much Whiter Than 10 Years Ago (INTERVIEW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

According to The Fordham Institute's Michael J. Petrilli, Brooklyn has four of the nation's top 25 most gentrifying zip codes. They are, in order of w...

WATCH: New Doc On The Battle For The Soul Of Brooklyn

Posted 10.12.2011 | New York

"My Brooklyn: The Battle For The Soul Of A City", a new documentary from Kelly Anderson and Allison Lirish Dean, tells the story of Brooklyn gentrific...