Post Tagged with: "Washington Heights"

One of the neighborhoods most affected by gentrification is Washington Heights, where most residents are Dominican immigrants. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Expert: Gentrification Harmful for New Yorkers’ Health

Dominican, Health, Latino, New York February 22, 2017 at 10:31 am

Experts say that gentrification is harming the health of residents of immigrant and minority neighborhoods such as Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New condo buildings are changing the landscape at the traditionally Hispanic, working class Inwood neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. (Photo by  Gerardo Romo via El Diario).

In NYC, Changing Neighborhoods Lose Their Latino Identity

Culture, Demographics, Housing, In the News, Latino, New York March 12, 2014 at 4:20 pm

Gentrification is not only leaving minorities and the poor with few housing options, but also stripping entire neighborhoods of their Hispanic identity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Off Broadway Fate for Uptown Businesses

Business, Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan April 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Local businesses along Broadway in Washington Heights and Inwood face rising rent and the arrival of chain stores in their fight for survival, reports Manhattan Times. As landlords warm up to upscale businesses, residents say the changes have altered the culture of the community.

More than 18,000 residents have moved out of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill due to the lack of affordable housing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Thousands Forced to Leave Upper Manhattan

Economy, Housing, Latino February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Over the past decade, more than 18,000 residents have left Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill, partly due to the thousands of rent-controlled apartments these communities have lost in recent years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.