Post Tagged with: "gentrification"

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Telling Immigrant Stories in ‘(Dis)Placed in Sunset Park’

Brooklyn, East Asian, Housing, Latino, Video September 24, 2018 at 2:43 pm

Artist Betty Yu speaks to SinoVision English Channel about her multimedia project which uses augmented reality to help preserve the stories of immigrant communities impacted by gentrification in Sunset Park.

At the Sugarhill Supper Club. (Photo by Lem Peterkin via Our Time Press)

In Bed-Stuy, Holding Out Against Gentrification

African American, Brooklyn, Business, Culture, Food September 4, 2018 at 3:30 pm

Operating for 39 years, the Sugar Hill Restaurant and Supper Club is holding out against offers to sell the property, reports Our Time Press.

Hotel RL in Bushwick displays the blending of art and commerce.
(Photo via BK Reader)

Do Beautiful Murals Boost Housing Prices?

Brooklyn, Culture, Housing June 7, 2018 at 5:41 pm

BK Reader explores the link between wall art in Bushwick and gentrification.

From left: Malika Aaron-Bishop of GetOrganized BK, Tom Weinreich of the NYC chapter of Showing up for Racial Justice, Third Rail host Mark Winston Griffith and guest co-host Shantae J. Edwards.

Why Do People Call the Cops on Neighbors?

Brooklyn, Police May 30, 2018 at 5:09 pm

An episode of Brooklyn Deep’s “Third Rail” podcast examines the factors that cause residents to call the police on their neighbors, and what alternative options exist.

System Band, Kreyolfest 2014. (Photo by Vania Andre via The Haitian Times)

The Haitian Times Bids Adieu to ‘Kreyolfest’

Brooklyn, Caribbean, Culture, Media May 24, 2018 at 3:54 pm

In writing about Kreyolfest, The Haitian Times’ Garry Pierre-Pierre explains why the publication has been “left with no choice but to cancel this year’s event – perhaps forever.”

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business, Manhattan, Video December 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Get a tour of Harlem’s Little Senegal through this 360 video.

The Bedford Armory. (Photo by Ben Foldy via Bklyner)

Resignation Over Bedford Armory

Brooklyn, Housing, New York October 30, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Days before plans were approved by the NYC Planning Commission, neighbors of the Bedford Armory in Crown Heights weighed in on the redevelopment project in BKLYNER.

(Photo via Diario de Mexico USA)

Mexican Store in El Barrio Falls Victim to Rising Rent

Business, Manhattan, Mexican, Real Estate August 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm

East Harlem’s México Lindo closes its doors after 27 years, Diario de México USA reports.

(Screen shot from "East Harlemites talk Rezoning")

A Confusing ‘No’ Vote on East Harlem Rezoning

Housing, Latino, Manhattan June 22, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Amid chaos and opposition, the city’s plan for rezoning East Harlem was voted down by Community Board 11, with the condition that task force recommendations be adopted. For some, the voting process raised questions, and they remain worried about the changing face of El Barrio, and its affordability in the future, reports City Limits.

Grace Chung, Dee Raymond (Photo via Sunnyside Post)

Protesting Displacement in Queens

Housing, Queens April 24, 2017 at 5:23 pm

Protesters say three city plans will lead to displacement and more gentrification in Queens, Sunnyside Post reports.

Fighting for Chinatown

Fighting for Chinatown

East Asian, Housing, Manhattan, Video March 28, 2017 at 5:24 pm

In the latest episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” Chinatown advocacy organizations weigh in on efforts to maintain affordable housing and identity in the neighborhood amid gentrification.

Los Sures Executive Director Ramon Peguero (Photo by Carmen Glover via Kings County Politics)

On Poverty and Affordable Housing in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino, Social Services March 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an interview with Kings County Politics, the executive director of affordable housing advocacy group Southside United HDFC, or “Los Sures,” disputes the idea that gentrification has done away with poverty in Williamsburg.

Public Advocate Letitia James said she could not support the plan because of the increased traffic it would cause on Vanderbilt and Washington avenues. (Photo by Stefano Giovannini via Brooklyn Daily)

Controversy Over New Bike Lanes

Brooklyn, Queens, Transportation May 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Community boards are weighing in against proposed bike lanes in Brooklyn and Queens, arguing that they take away parking spaces and are aimed at recent “settlers” in the neighborhood, Brooklyn Paper and Queens Chronicle report.

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.

This building on Roosevelt and 77th Street will be demolished to erect a 7-story commercial and residential building with parking. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Change Coming to Roosevelt Ave.

Business, Latino, Queens February 6, 2017 at 1:20 pm

The announced demolition of two buildings along Roosevelt Avenue raises worries of displacement for minority-owned businesses and gentrification in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.