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Gentrification

Where's Ronald?

Daily Finance | David Schepp | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

As clowns' careers go, Ronald McDonald has had a pretty good run -- he's been the face of McDonald's (MCD) for 48 years. But as fans of the jester may...

The Loss of Mars

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

Mars Bar, the East Village dive, long a haven for punks and outcasts, will be replaced by an apartment building. The pangs of loss have been reverberating through the city. This is a big one.

Thanksgiving in Five Points: Poverty and Plenty

Weston Gentry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Weston Gentry

Poverty is the biggest problem in my neighborhood. In fact, it's a problem in all of Denver. This reality really hit home when I happened upon two Latino mothers foraging in the dumpsters behind my house.

Moe's Closes

Jimmy Askew | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jimmy Askew

When a popular business where we can all come together to celebrate our commonality disappears because the rent is too damn high, it's a sign that our priorities are starting to go off the rails.

Duane Reade To Further Ruin Williamsburg

freewilliamsburg.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

According to the "I'm Boycotting Duane Reade to Save Williamsburg" facebook group, a Duane Reade will be opened on Bedford, directly across from Kings...

Shades of Gentrification

Gary Dauphin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Gary Dauphin

Before Oakwood could become the site of "gentrification" many say it is today, it transited through other stages not typically part of the standard white/non-white two-step.

Brooklyn's Immigrant Experience Comes Alive on Canvas

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

Nina Talbot, a New York-based artist, has painted the cacophony of Brooklyn's immigrant experience.

Race, Ethnicity, Wealth, and Poverty

Ray Suarez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ray Suarez

We know about the different life chances of people of different racial backgrounds, but it's hard to sort out exactly why the outcomes are so different.

Most Commercial Street in Beijing Turn off Visitors and Renters

Alice Xin Liu | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Alice Xin Liu

BEIJING - Sometimes a street is flourishing even when there doesn't seem to be a reason for it. Nanluogu Xiang stretches in an old neighborhood and ...

Caucasians Are The Majority In Manhattan For The First Time In Thirty Years

nytimes.com | SAM ROBERTS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For the first time since the 1970s, a majority of Manhattan's population is non-Hispanic white, according to an analysis of census estimates....

In Berlin, Cars Burn as Neighborhoods Change

David Dagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Dagan

Fikret Arik had owned his BMW for less than two years when he watched it go up in flames last October in the courtyard of his apartment building. The blaze was no accident.

New York Sits on Empty Housing While the Poor Face Displacement

Michelle Chen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Chen

New York feels like a bustling, overcrowded city, but in many ways -- physically, socially, and morally -- the Big Apple looks pretty empty these days.

Harlem Rocks

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

"Wow, recession or not, Harlem's bouncing back and racing forward!" commented a friend the other afternoon.

Tour Time in Harlem!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

New restaurants like the discretely-posh, delicious 5 & Diamond abound in today's Uptown. But the Cotton Club of Lena Horne, the Savoy Ballroom, Lafayette Theatre, Small's Paradise are gone.

Here Comes the Neighborhood: The Housing Movement Goes Global in East Harlem

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Here, amid the glittering ruins of globalized gentrification's gilded age, a kind of glocal tenants' movement is taking shape, at once locally rooted ...

Art or Advertising?

Jeremiah Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jeremiah Moss

The people have expressed their opinion of the Shepard Fairey mural on Houston Street in New York by throwing rocks through it. The City is expressing its with violation notices.

East Village Redux

flavorwire.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Self-taught photographer Michael Sean Edwards has been an East Village staple for more than three decades, moving to the once-gritty neighborhood in 1...

Hidden in a Rite Aid, Ghosts of an Old Movie Theater

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Don't let the squat little Rite Aid storefront on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint fool you... It has a long history.

The Last New Yorker: A Love Story for the City

Harvey Wang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Harvey Wang

The Last New Yorker offered me another opportunity to capture a New York City that was fading away and like my photography books, offered a window into people on the margins.

Black History Month Events In New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As we enter the second week of Black History Month, New York City is offering a host of activities to participate in. There are lectures, concerts, fi...

Sad I Ran

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

"Corruption" now means "Democracy." "Affordable housing" means "Eviction." And New York City's imitation Greatness is polished.

An Endless -- and Escalating -- War at Home, Part II

Wayne Trujillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wayne Trujillo

After gentrification the problems populating inner-city neighborhoods like Five Points aren't solved. They just relocate.

Brooklyn's Ghost Houses: Renovation Delays See Vacant Buildings

nytimes.com | MANNY FERNANDEZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

While more than 130,000 families are on the waiting list for a city public housing apartment, hundreds of units at the Ingersoll Houses and the adjace...

Residents Fear 2016 Olympics Could Prompt City Land Grab

Chicago Reporter | Alden Loury | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

South and West side residents asking city officials for reassurance that the 2016 Olympic Games won't push out longtime residents near some proposed O...

Harlem -- Night Before The Primary

Reverend Billy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Reverend Billy

Corruption has taken a sophisticated form. It has been enlarged from the usual millions under the table, unchanged since Tammany Hall and beyond, to the modern era of marketing.