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The MiMA Tower, at 460 W. 42nd St. (Photo courtesy of Related Management)

High Rises Remaking Hell’s Kitchen

Housing, Manhattan, Real Estate December 6, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Sleek skyscrapers are remaking Hell’s Kitchen, a once gritty neighborhood, and some community members are unhappy about the transformation, reports Chelsea Now.

Vaughn Lindquist (right) with his husband, Marvin Rodriguez. (Photo by Sterling Wong via Northattan)

Inwood: City’s Emerging New ‘Gayborhood’

Demographics, Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan December 4, 2013 at 1:35 pm

Gentrification in popular gay enclaves such as Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen is driving many same-sex male couples to move to Inwood in Upper Manhattan, reports Northattan.

Lucky Torres (photo via trailer video)

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Housing, In the News, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican, Video December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

The Talking Transition tent is located on the corner of Canal and 6th Avenue. (Photo by Gwynne Hogan / Voices of NY)

Lively Discussions Fuel Talks at Transition Tent

Elections 2013, Government, Housing, In the News, New York November 11, 2013 at 9:46 pm

An open forum addressed solutions to the affordable housing conundrum, as part of larger Talking Transition initiative.

Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance co-founders Arthur Aviles and Charles Rice-Gonzalez at the organization's new location at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Westchester Square. (Photo from BAAD! via Hunts Point Express

BAAD! Blood in Hunts Point

Bronx, Culture, Housing November 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm

The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance say they were priced out of their home for 15 years, reports Hunts Point Express. The move follows “a disturbing trend” in which real estate companies kick out small cultural groups with community roots.

A Rockaway, Queens, resident asks Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials about beach renourishment work during news conference on Aug. 15, 2013. (Photo: US Army Corp of Engineers, NY District)

Nabes Most Vulnerable to Storms, Lost in the Wind

Environment, Government, Housing October 21, 2013 at 5:36 pm

In an investigative report, Gotham Gazette in conjunction with AdaptNY explored the disconnect between local community boards and city government in preparing for destructive storms like Sandy.

5Pointz, a graffiti mecca in Long Island City that advocates say brings artists from around the world, will be torn down to make way for an apartment complex. (Photo by Wally Gobetz/Creative Commons lisence)

Two Controversial Queens Projects Approved

Business, Culture, Housing, Queens October 11, 2013 at 4:48 pm

5Pointz and “Iron Triangle” in Willets Point, Queens, will be demolished to make way for an apartment complex and a mega mall, reports The Queens Courier.

Audobon Hotel, expected to open by the end of this year. (Photo by Claire Pires via Northattan)

Not for Tourists Hotels Reach the Heights

Housing, Manhattan October 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Washington Heights will see its first hotel by the end of the year with another slated for next year, reports Northattan. But they are not aimed at tourists.

(Photo by Gabrielle Sierra/Voices of NY)

Poles Petition to Keep Greenpoint Polish

Brooklyn, Eastern European, Featured Posts, Housing, Voices' Picks September 19, 2013 at 5:09 pm

Community leaders press to keep Greenpoint’s Polish roots and character intact amidst gentrification, reports Nowy Dziennik.

The Center for Anti-Violence Education's Gabriella Belfiglio leads the self-defense class in Harlem. (Photo by Shana Childs via The Uptowner)

Defense Classes After Transgender Death

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan September 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm

In the aftermath of the hate crime and death of transgender woman Islan Nettles, a self-defense class was offered to Harlemites, with a focus on situations pertinent to the LGBT community, reports The Uptowner.

A woman walks her puppy Coqui by one of the city parks. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

NY Seniors Choose Between Pets and Loneliness

Housing August 23, 2013 at 9:02 pm

For many senior citizens, their pet is their only companion to an often lonely life. However, as El Diario-La Prensa reports, keeping a pet in New York apartments comes with numerous obstacles.

5 Pointz on Davis Street in Long Island City. (Photo by Dan Nguyen, Creative Commons license)

Graffiti Mecca in Queens Set to Close

Culture, Housing, In the News, Latino, Queens August 20, 2013 at 3:56 pm

Artists living at the graffiti mecca known as 5Pointz in Long Island City have been served with eviction notices as the building’s owner plans to demolish the structure to make way for luxury apartment buildings. Residents and small business owners voice their anger to El Diario-La Prensa at the loss of a city icon and their home.

(Photo by Squirrel83, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Chinese Students Drive Up Flushing Rental Market

East Asian, Education, Housing, In the News, Queens July 15, 2013 at 3:59 pm

The increasing number of international Chinese students moving to New York for school and looking to live comfortably in apartments, instead of dorms, is driving up rents and lowering inventory in Flushing, much to the chagrin of local Chinese residents, reports Sing Tao Daily.

(Photo from Feet in 2 Worlds video)

Keeping Latino Past Alive in Gentrified Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, History, Housing, In the News, Latino June 12, 2013 at 10:32 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds goes on a tour of the south side of Williamsburg with Ramon Peguero, head of Los Sures. The 41-year-old non-profit helps longtime Latino locals with affordable housing and also strives to keep the community’s history and culture intact amidst heavy gentrification.

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Sal Albanese: Fighting to be Heard on Issues

Long-shot mayoral hopeful Sal Albanese talks about why his campaign doesn’t take money from developers and why he thinks Mayor Bloomberg hasn’t done a good job in one of his pet causes, education, in this article originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 30.