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

Ginger McKnight-Chavers | Posted 08.21.2014 | 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 08.21.2014 | 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 08.18.2014 | 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 08.08.2014 | 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 07.31.2014 | 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.

Are Our Gayborhoods Straightening?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 07.29.2014 | Gay Voices

There goes the gayborhood? New research from University of British Columbia sociologist Amin Ghazian has found that historically gay neighborhoods ...

Fighting the Power of Greed With Poetry: Poetic People Power's Closed: NYC Shuts Its Doors to Artists

Ed Hamilton | Posted 07.25.2014 | New York
Ed Hamilton

Poetry readings are a decidedly mixed bag: they can be interminable snooze-fests, or, like Wednesday night's show by the folks from Poetic People Power, exciting, engaging, and inspirational.

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.

House Hunting as a Person of Color With a Child on the Way

Brandon L. Greene | Posted 07.21.2014 | Black Voices
Brandon L. Greene

As my partner and I are both attorneys who work on and in support of public education, private school was not an option for us, so we decided to look for homes further out but with highly rated public schools. At the risk of sounding naïve, I was wholly unprepared for the reality that came with prioritizing high-quality public schools in my home search.

'Between Riverside and Crazy': One Man's Struggle To Keep His Rent-Stabilized Apartment

Ed Hamilton | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
Ed Hamilton

After the intermission, as an attempt is made to move the plot forward, the play becomes both less funny and less believable at the same time. However, the first act alone is well worth the price of admission.

In Astoria, A Big Push to Preserve Real Affordability

Jonathan Westin | Posted 07.21.2014 | New York
Jonathan Westin

For far too long, low and moderate-income families have been squeezed out, or left out, of most of the new developments built or proposed across the five boroughs.

Urbanism at a Crossroads

Aaron Bartley | Posted 08.25.2014 | Politics
Aaron Bartley

Establishing community land trusts and working with municipal land banks to meet ambitious affordable housing goals on the edges of these growth districts is the only surefire way to stave off displacement, hipster monoculture and extreme wealth disparity.

What Factors Make a City Great?

Localeur | Posted 08.19.2014 | Travel
Localeur

At Localeur, we've discovered some leading indicators on what is important in making a city great through the eyes of a millennial traveler, and these attributes can be applied to any city in the world.

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...

The Gentrification of Mi Barrio, Echo Park

Eric Trules | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Eric Trules

I first moved here 21 years ago. To the hills of Echo Park.

Will New Orleans Reach Its Post-Katrina Potential?

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.04.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

Pre-Katrina New Orleans was not amongst the cities catering to young creatives and entrepreneurs, but post-Katrina New Orleans is just the place for young creative, entrepreneurial types like me. Does the city fully accept this?

The Way To Address Gentrification

Umar Lee | Posted 07.27.2014 | Politics
Umar Lee

Gentrification. Everyone knows the word yet how often are the the pros and cons of gentrification really discussed?

What Is the New Great American Neighborhood?

Localeur | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Localeur

What are the new norms, if any? Is it possible to have an ideal neighborhood in 2014 -- and if so, what are the drivers?

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...

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

Alex Doll | Posted 06.18.2014 | 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 06.14.2014 | 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 05.31.2014 | 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.