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Spike Lee explains expletive-filled rant about NYC gentrification

USA TODAY - 26 Feb 2014
Film director Spike Lee railed against gentrification in New York City in an expletive-filled speech this week. Lee grew up in the Fort Greene neighborhood in Brooklyn. His parents still live there. "Why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in ...

The New York That Belonged to the City

CityLab - 17 Aug 2017
In Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost Its Soul (Dey Street Books, $28.99), author Jeremiah Moss nails a valuable argument: New York City's current state of “hyper-gentrification,” as he calls it, is no passive turn of the free market, but the ...

The South Bronx Boxing Gym at the Center of Gentrification

New York Times - 17 Aug 2017
Mr. Kelly encouraging (and possibly insulting) a client doing padwork in Mr. Kelly's gym. Credit Anthony Geathers for The New York Times. Consolatie Uwera, who works as the outreach coordinator for the Sauti Yetu Center for African Women in the South ...

An Old Cinema Tests Rome's Stance on Gentrification

New York Times - 17 Aug 2017
Instead, the continuing story of the Cinema America theater has become central to the narrative of a gentrifying neighborhood that some said was at risk of losing its soul. The cinema was bought in 2002 by developers who would still like to tear it ...

What is climate gentrification?

GreenBiz - 17 Aug 2017
From Miami to New York, Houston to Oakland, the term "climate gentrification" is on the rise. It's increasingly employed by critics of green building projects that are expensive or seen as overly formulaic. The idea: That coordinated efforts to ...

Bike-share program resented as sign of gentrification

San Francisco Chronicle - 14 Aug 2017
But, at a time when the communities are rapidly changing, some people see the bike docks as a symbol of what's stripping the cultural fabric of neighborhoods: gentrification. They resent the shiny new urban cruisers known as Ford GoBikes — branded ...

How to Stop Gentrification

New Republic - 09 Aug 2017
Shelnutt's uniquely forthright comments distilled the essence of gentrification, as Peter Moskowitz explains it in How to Kill a City: Gentrification, Inequality, and the Fight for the Neighborhood. Gentrification, in this account, is not just about ...

'Bed-Stuy Is Burning' Takes On Gentrification in Brooklyn

New York Times - 11 Aug 2017
This alone could make for a promising, if familiar, narrative. But Platzer has much grander aspirations. Aaron and Amelia have recently purchased a home in the historically black neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn, a battleground in ...

The Lagoon District label sparks gentrification concerns

KEYT - 18 Aug 2017
"Gentrification is a complex issue. It is important we have a conversation to challenge it and don't let it just be rubber stamped," said Montenegro. " He is concerned raising rents could harm mom and pop businesses that serve the local working class ...

Watch: Climate Gentrification in Little Haiti

The Root - 14 Aug 2017
Climate change affects the world in more ways than one. For residents of Miami's Little Haiti neighborhood, rising sea levels could bring on a new kind of gentrification. As developers begin to invest in properties on higher ground to avoid flooding ...

Besha Rodell Digs the Pizza Gentrification at Cosa Buona

Eater LA - 15 Aug 2017
This week Besha Rodell reviews Zach Pollack's newest endeavor, Cosa Buona in Echo Park. The review centers around a new category of gentrification, where “an old-school pizza place is bought and revamped and becomes a new-school pizza place, ...

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