Post Tagged with: "displacement"

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Members of the coalition supporting the inclusion of racial-impact assessment in the environmental review process, including State Sen. Julia Salazar (at far right) and Assemblywoman Maritza Davila (in grey coat) rally on Sunday.

Proposing a Study of Racial Impact in Rezonings

Brooklyn, Housing, New York January 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Public officials and community advocates called on the city to include a racial impact study as part of the review conducted prior to neighborhood rezonings, report City Limits and Kings County Politics.

At the Sept. 22 unveiling of the Bushwick Community Plan. (photo by Chase Bruch via Bklyner)

Rezoning, Bushwick-style?

Brooklyn, Housing September 26, 2018 at 5:11 pm

The Bushwick Community Plan is the result of four years of planning by community members.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Concerns arise due to Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle renewal plan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fearing Displacement, Latinos Slam Broadway Triangle Rezoning

Brooklyn, Housing, Jewish, Latino April 17, 2018 at 5:34 pm

As housing activists have temporarily forced developers to halt construction of 1,200 apartments in Williamsburg’s Broadway Triangle, residents and activists fear that the project will worsen the displacement of Hispanic families, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Photos documenting substandard living conditions and construction harassment in Chinatown. (Photo by Betty Yu via The Villager)

Chinatown ‘Resilience / Resistance’ at Pearl River Mart

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan January 19, 2017 at 2:15 pm

The multimedia exhibition “Resilience / Resistance,” which runs through Jan. 22, examines the effects of displacement and gentrification through the works and stories of Chinatown residents, reports The Villager.

Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation Executive Director María Lizardo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Councilman Ydanis Rodríguez and members of the Tenant Support Unit. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrants Praise New Tenant Support Unit

Government, Housing, New York March 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

Since July, the unit created by Mayor de Blasio has solved around 1,000 complaints of poor living conditions and harassment by landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Chinatown resident at the October 28 march organized by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and the Lower East Side (Photo by Samantha Lee for Voices of NY)

Protesting Displacement in Lower Manhattan

Housing, Manhattan October 29, 2015 at 1:08 pm

Protesters marched from Chinatown to the steps of City Hall on Oct. 28 to voice their opposition to luxury high-rise development in Chinatown and the Lower East Side.

Developments like a 72-story apartment tower being built by Extell have long-time residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown concerned about being displaced. (Photo by Yannic Rack via The Villager)

Protesting the ‘Building From Hell’ on the LES

Housing, Manhattan October 2, 2015 at 6:51 pm

Longtime residents of the Lower East Side and Chinatown called for protective zoning and voiced fears of displacement as they rallied near the site of a planned 72-story apartment tower, reports The Villager.

The Polish Center in a postcard from around 1930 to 1945. (Photo from Boston Public Library/Flickr Creative Commons License)

Iconic Polish Center Looking for Savior

Culture, Demographics, History March 19, 2013 at 5:03 pm

The beautiful Polish Center of Yonkers has played an important role for the Polish community for over 90 years. But the building had to be put up for sale and the board is now hoping for a buyer that will honor its Polish roots, reports Nowy Dziennik.

Residents of East Williamsburg fear Ave. of Puerto Rico may be something of the past. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Rumors Persist that Puerto Rican Ave. Will Lose Name

Although there isn’t an official proposal in the Department of Transportation (DOT) to eliminate the name of the legendary Ave. of Puerto Rico in East Williamsburg, persistent rumors that there’s such a plan in the works have residents worried, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Fieles salen de una misa en la La iglesia Transfiguración en Brooklyn.
Foto: EDLP / Víctor Matos

Gentrification Threatens Future of Hispanic Churches in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Latino, Religion December 8, 2012 at 12:06 am

As Williamsburg ushers in modern buildings and affluent residents, many houses of worship face dwindling congregation numbers as a result of displaced worshipers, reports El Diario La Prensa.

Seniors kicked out of large apartments

City displaces seniors to make way for large families

Bronx, Featured Posts, Housing, New York January 2, 2012 at 8:53 am

It’s the end of the line for seniors who live alone in three bedroom NYCHA apartments. The city is clearing them out to make way for larger families.