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New York Gentrification

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...

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! Crooked Landlords Terrorize Brooklyn Tenants (Pt 1)

Antonia Marrero | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Antonia Marrero

This development has brought incredible resources to the area, but the rent-regulated homes of Williamsburg are being systematically and violently dismantled by crooked landlords.

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.

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.

Spike Lee Had A Very Good Reason For His Gentrification 'Rant'

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.27.2014 | Black Voices

While speaking at an event at Pratt Institute Tuesday evening, Spike Lee slammed an audience member's question about the "other side of gentrification...

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...

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.

This Is What Gentrification Looks Like

Posted 11.06.2013 | Comedy

Michael Che, one of New York City's funniest stand-up comics and a native of the Lower East Side, takes a look at how his neighborhood has changed ove...

Keeping Our Jazz: From Fort Greene to the Musicians' Village

Rajul Punjabi | Posted 08.21.2013 | New York
Rajul Punjabi

Anyone who knows about Fort Greene knows that it has undergone miles of evolution during the past few decades. On Jay-Z's debut album Reasonable Doubt, he raps with Biggie about the 'hood as a drug sales hotspot.

The Slow Death of Urban Grit

Justin Hernandez | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Justin Hernandez

There's always a sense of pride and happiness I feel whenever I return to New York after traveling. As I saw the Empire State Building illuminated against the nighttime sky during my taxi ride, I knew I was home.

The Gentrification Of Crown Heights

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 01.15.2013 | New York

A hypothetical time-lapse video of Franklin Avenue in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, starting in the year 2000: The block is lined with dollar stores, bodeg...

Matt Sledge

Gentrification Plays Complicated Role In New York Congressional Races

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Charles Barron has never been one to hold his tongue. Speaking once at a rally demanding slavery reparations, he told a crowd, "I want to ...

Brooklyn Is Much Whiter Than 10 Years Ago (INTERVIEW)

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 06.13.2012 | New York

According to The Fordham Institute's Michael J. Petrilli, Brooklyn has four of the nation's top 25 most gentrifying zip codes. They are, in order of w...

UGH

Posted 02.23.2012 | New York

Despite recent, reassuring statistics indicating chains were actually spreading more slowly in New York City, 7-Eleven is determined to reverse the tr...