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In Astoria, A Big Push to Preserve Real Affordability

Jonathan Westin | Posted 09.17.2014 | 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.

Watch NYC Gentrify Right Before Your Eyes

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 08.28.2014 | 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 05.16.2014 | 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 05.17.2014 | 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 05.11.2014 | 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 05.05.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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 04.29.2014 | 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.