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DC's Lifeless Menagerie: The Legacy of a Displaced Museum

Alex Doll | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News
Alex Doll

The solitary figure of Joseph Merrick (known to most as the "Elephant Man") sits unattended in the empty hallway of a storage facility in East Baltimore. Though once proudly perched overlooking the rest of DC's iconic Red Palace oddities museum, now, moth eaten and ravaged by circumstance, he is all but forgotten.

While Misinformed Opponents of Immigration Stall Reform, Change Begins at the Local Level

Laura Weiss | Posted 04.14.2014 | Politics
Laura Weiss

Economic development in immigrant neighborhoods can have both positive and damaging effects for both immigrants and low- and middle-income residents.

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...

Racially Segregated Schools in America: The Bloomberg, Gates, Bush and Obama Legacies

Alan Singer | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
Alan Singer

The impact of Bloomberg, Gates, Bush, and Obama policies on school segregation can be seen in the New York City neighborhoods of Harlem and Central Brooklyn. Since 2000, demographics in central Harlem have shifted dramatically.

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 04.03.2014 | Business

New York City has always been changing. But recently, the city has seen a wave of luxury condos and artisanal cupcake boutiques uproot local delis and...

When White Happens: Gentrification, Drug Dealing, and the American Dream

Dr. David J. Leonard | Posted 03.17.2014 | Black Voices
Dr. David J. Leonard

Co-authored with JLove Calderon Intended to be a celebration of Black History Month, Spike Lee reminded an audience at Pratt Institute that February ...

Early One Night in Harlem

Cody Lyon | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

On the last Sunday in February at around 8 p.m., Jon Jensen, who teaches English at Kingborough College in Brooklyn, was walking north on Frederick Douglas Boulevard near 135th Street in Harlem.

The "G" Word: Say the Right Thing

Laura Weiss | Posted 03.17.2014 | New York
Laura Weiss

I want to explore how the word is used euphemistically, a safe word that makes it okay to be pretty egregiously racist.

Anti-Gentrification? Build Community

Yvahn Martin | Posted 03.11.2014 | Black Voices
Yvahn Martin

Where there is no goodwill, the dialogue cannot begin, and there is only polite silence masking anger and distrust.

Spike is Right! Housing Discrimination is NYC's Hidden Disgrace (Pt 2)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

With undercover agents, Fair Housing Justice Center has exposed an epidemic of housing discrimination on the basis of skin color, disability, source of income and LGBTQ identity in every NYC neighborhood.

Spike Lee Called 'Racist' For Pointing Out Basic Facts

Kia Makarechi | Posted 02.28.2014 | Black Voices
Kia Makarechi

The debate over gentrification is in full-swing again after Spike Lee weighed in. His critics are calling him racist for ripping 'hipsters." They're wrong.

Rest in Power, Chokwe Lumumba

Carl Gibson | Posted 02.28.2014 | Politics
Carl Gibson

When I lived in Jackson, Mississippi, Lumumba was my city councilman. Rather than simply mourning Chokwe Lumumba's passing, this column will celebrate his contributions.

Sorry Neil, Rust Does, In Fact, Sleep

Richey Piiparinen | Posted 02.28.2014 | Detroit
Richey Piiparinen

The city, like the self, is constantly evolving, and the "right" to the city moves with it. The key is to find a sweet spot between too much circulation and too little.

Confessions of a Brown Gentrifier

Courtney McKinney | Posted 02.27.2014 | New York
Courtney McKinney

I am a brown person. I am biracial (African-American and white), but others often see me as Latina. I currently live in an area of Harlem where the dominant language is Spanish. On the outside I blend in more than I ever have in my entire life. But I know I don't belong.

What's The Benefit Of Living In A 'Gayborhood'?

Posted 02.19.2014 | Gay Voices

The sociological and economic benefits of urban "gayborhoods" -- loosely defined as neighborhoods in which many gay men and lesbians concentrate -- wa...

NYU Student Settles for 'Decent' $4.5M Penthouse

Reductress | Posted 04.12.2014 | Comedy
Reductress

With only two weeks to find an apartment that was quiet, within walking distance of NYU, and near at least seven chopped salad restaurants, Ms. Framer turned to New York real estate agent, Susan Kilmer.

Rep. Lee on Congress: It's Time the People Saw Who These People Are

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 04.01.2014 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

Spreading the message of empowering Americans and making government functional would seem like an easy task. But when 78 million more people want to watch a corporate football game instead of the game of the politics of running a country, it's an uphill battle for Rep. Lee, or anyone that wants Washington to actually become more functional, no matter the party.

Shanghai's Disappearing Doorways

Tom_Carter | Posted 04.01.2014 | Arts
Tom_Carter

Once characterized by their quaint doorways of warped timber, stone thresholds, hand-made mailboxes and green address plates, the old communities of this city are swiftly being replaced by towering, gated apartments and their unreceptive, reinforced-steel security doors.

Must End Gentrification to Advance Economic Equity

Dedrick Muhammad | Posted 03.31.2014 | Black Voices
Dedrick Muhammad

Nationally there is much to be done that can address the record level of American economic inequality. It is a fight which must occur city by city. Growing economic inequality will only cease with an end to gentrification.

POOPS: Priced Out Of Park Slope

Karen Paperno | Posted 03.26.2014 | New York
Karen Paperno

Last week at least two families told me they were moving to Bay Ridge. They can no longer afford Park Slope. They are POOPS. Priced Out Of Park Slope. The very fabric of this neighborhood is changing as I write. I have become Old Brooklyn without even realizing it.

Art in the Jungle

Rana Florida | Posted 03.18.2014 | Arts
Rana Florida

This video documents the forum my husband Richard Florida participated in with members of the institute and the local community -- he from Toronto, them from a fenced in compound in the rain forest.

Goodbye San Francisco, You're a Passionate Lover

Eric Barry | Posted 03.08.2014 | San Francisco
Eric Barry

During my relatively short time in San Francisco, the town has changed greatly, and not all of it for the better. I'm not inherently anti-gentrification, yet the wealth disparity is enormous -- and it's being felt.

Latino 'Cultural Corridor' Planned To Push Back Against Gentrification

Mission Local | Courtney Quirin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

Change is coming to Lower 24th Street in 2014, and, this time, it’s not gentrification. Rather, the stretch of 24th Street between Mission Street...

Will 2014 Be The Year of Listening?

Aspen Baker | Posted 03.02.2014 | Impact
Aspen Baker

2013 revealed a promising new political trend: A renewed interest in listening, connection and acknowledgment of gray areas to spur innovation and pos...

Comedian VS. Startup CEO on Techies, Gentrification, & Homelessness

Nato Green | Posted 03.01.2014 | San Francisco
Nato Green

I'm not saying my comedy is singly responsible for the changing political tide, just that no one ever really can know what changes the course of history.