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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.

New York Neighborhoods Defined By the Residents Who Call Them Home (Pt. 2)

Greg Jacobs | Posted 02.19.2014 | College
Greg Jacobs

About a month ago, I wrote an article documenting New York's most famous neighborhoods. The premise of the article was to stereotype the neighborhood into a single person or couple. This week, I decided to expand this growing list to include a few more neighborhoods in Manhattan, as well as some Brooklyn neighborhoods.

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have cha...

This San Francisco Youth Homeless Shelter Desperately Needs Your Help

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A crucial resource for homeless youth in San Francisco, including a large number of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals, is faci...

Protesters Block Google Bus, Demand $1 Billion

The Huffington Post | Lydia O'Connor | Posted 12.12.2013 | Technology

Protesters in San Francisco blocked a Google Bus from shuttling employees to the company’s Mountain View headquarters on Monday morning, putting ant...

10 Surprising Ways to Fight Crime

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 02.06.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Though they may run counter to conventional wisdom, these 10 research-backed policy ideas could reduce crime in the United States. Here's how -- and why.

Wall Street's Police State?

Les Leopold | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Les Leopold

How is it that our land, supposedly the beacon of freedom and democracy for the rest of the world, puts so many of its own people into prison? And why has the number climbed so drastically since 1980?

Gentrification Will Reduce Crime and Violence, But Only if Poor People Stay

John Roman, Ph.D. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Crime
John Roman, Ph.D.

Crime is contagious. Of that, there is little doubt. A central predictor of crime levels in a neighborhood is how much crime there is in the neighborhood next door. Communities that share borders share crime (technically, this is known as spatial autocorrelation).

In Economically Improving Neighborhoods, the Rising Tide Lifts Some Boats Higher Than Others

Todd Grindal | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Todd Grindal

Social scientists have long argued that neighborhoods play an important role in shaping children's long-term academic attainment. This study supports this assertion but also suggests a need to focus on broadening the educational benefits that may flow from economic growth.

The Most Gentrified Cities In America

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 11.07.2013 | Business

Gentrification is difficult to quantify, but that hasn't stopped a researcher at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland from trying. Daniel Hartley...

Do Bike Lanes Promote Gentrification?

Jay Walljasper | Posted 11.05.2013 | Green
Jay Walljasper

While African-Americans comprise the fastest growing demographic of bicyclists, doubling from 2001 and 2009 according to U.S. Department of Transportation data, bike lanes proposed for African-American neighborhoods in several cities have drawn controversy.

Ghostly Remnants Of The Meatpacking District Before It Was Gentrified

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.05.2013 | Arts

Step into the Meatpacking District now and you'll see a barrage of stiletto heels click-clacking on perfectly manicured cobblestone streets, dwarfed b...

Kid Gripes To Top Obama Official: ‘White People Are Taking Over'

Robin Wilkey | Posted 09.26.2013 | Black Voices

Kids say the darndest things. On a recent visit to Everett Middle School in San Francisco’s central Mission District, Secretary of Housing and U...

Has Gentrification of New York's Harlem Neighborhood Stirred Up Prejudice Against LGBTQ Residents?

Irene Monroe | Posted 11.06.2013 | Gay Voices
Irene Monroe

I'm told that, oddly, the resentment toward white queer people taking up residence in Harlem has been expressed more openly toward black queer people, in the form of homophobic and transphobic slurs and attacks.

Block by Block: Cities, Artistic Endeavor and the Future of Shared Purpose

David E. Thigpen | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
David E. Thigpen

The power of creative classes has long been recognized as a force for good in the life of cities, both for the beauty they create as well as for the magnetic pull they exert, drawing followers to precincts where few before them dared go.

Özge Dogan's Documentary, The Sacred, Reveals Sense of Loss in New York's "Little Syria"

Todd Fine | Posted 09.29.2013 | Arts
Todd Fine

Inspired by the efforts of the "Friends of the Lower West Side" and the Save Washington Street coalition to protect the last traces of Manhattan's Little Syria neighborhood, Turkish director Özge Dogan completed an extraordinary documentary film called The Sacred in 2012.