In a recently released report, extensive data and analysis prove many New Yorkers' common fears and concerns regarding gentrification to be true and perhaps even more extreme than they'd previously assumed.
WNYC and The Nation are celebrating the end of their 'There Goes the Neighborhood' podcast by bringing some of the series characters to a live setting with thinkers, writers, comedians and some of the voices from the series to discuss the realities of living in a gentrifying neighborhood.
One of the country's most lauded housing charities spent millions of dollars to purchase Bed Stuy buildings where long-time, rent-regulated tenants were pushed out, alleges an investigation by ProPublica.
Gentrification is one of the most talked-about issues in Brooklyn today, and now WNYC and The Nation have launched a new podcast all about it. There Goes the Neighborhood explores the “destabilizing phenomenon” of gentrification in Brooklyn through the experiences of current residents, business owners and developers.
The first of the series’ eight installments went out today.
Last week’s story on the meaning and causes of gentrification inspired a host of comments on affordability and homeownership. Below are just a few of the thought-provoking insights from Brownstoner readers.
How would you make prime neighborhoods more affordable for existing residents?
Brooklynites jammed Brooklyn Borough Hall on Wednesday for the City Planning Commission’s public hearing on the mayor’s controversial plan to rezone East New York.
Gentrification. It’s one of those words that gets thrown around in the media and casual conversation. It’s a diagnosis slapped onto the opening of a funky coffee shop or the closing of a well-loved store. It can mean whole communities displaced, significant racial change, and increased homelessness.
But what exactly is gentrification? And is it always a bad thing?
“You know what doesn’t make sense, hardly ever? Conversations about race,” WNYC producer Rebecca Carroll began Thursday’s panel conversation about segregation in New York City’s schools.
Crown Heights is changing, and high rents and landlords’ aggressive tactics are pushing out longtime tenants, typically African-Americans and Caribbean immigrants.
Through a combination of census data, sweet potato pie recipes and interviews with 62 block residents, both current and former, New York Magazine reporters attempted to gauge the essence of one block of Bed Stuy’s MacDonough Street, from Patchen Avenue to Malcolm X Boulevard.