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Tag: gentrification

Has a Changing Flatbush Put its Culture up for Sale?

Upscale retail chains replace mom-and-pop shops, rents creep up, old timers move out -- gentrification is striking to a Brooklyn transplant, but to Leslie Mac, a Flatbush-born-and-raised activist of Jamaican heritage, the pace of change is disorienting. A longtime activist ...

Bushwick Braces for Upzoning

As the City Council prepares to vote on a controversial new development, Bushwick residents worry about zoning changes to come. The first rendering for the apartment building under development at 1601 Dekalb Avenue. Used with permission ...

Holy Sh*t! Et tu Bed-Stuy?

By Kim Hill, Bed-Stuy resident “I’m gonna lay down my burdens... down by the riverside, and I ain’t gonna study war no more...” My 7-year-old son was singing this during his evening bath time. It was a song he had ...

WeWork, BK Reader, JustFix.nyc, Georges Clement, WeWork Creator Award, gentrification, informal eviction, low-income tenants, housing advocates, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

Brooklyn Startups Dominate WeWork Creator Awards

Startup winner, JustFix.nyc, helps tenants combat the problems associated with negligent landlords Eight Brooklyn-based startups and nonprofit organizations were among the winners of this year's WeWork Creator Awards, which took place on Thursday in Downtown Brooklyn. The NYC regional semi-final of WeWork's ...

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