Putting together the slideshow for Tuesday's talk at Bluestockings on How to Gentrify a City Without Even Trying, stumbled upon this video for the first time in a while. These people must have had their irony glands removed along with their sense of pitch.
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Putting together the slideshow for Tuesdays talk at Bluestockings on How to Gentrify a City Without Even Trying, stumbled upon this video for the first time in a while. These people must have had their irony glands removed along with their sense of pitch.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31VomLNSqkQ

Wendy ScherThat song is so completely pathetic! Painful to listen to....

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Brooklyn Wars shared their event.

Tonight! With "Brooklyn Wars" author Neil deMause, "Zoned Out!" editor Tom Angotti, Catherine Green of East New York's Coalition for Community Advancement, and Bruno Daniel of Bushwick's Rheingold Construction Committee — they can't stop us, they can only hope to contain us.
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Gentrification, Race, & Displacement in NYC: Who's at Fault?

Feb 27, 7:00pm

Brooklyn Public Library

Gentrification, Race, and Displacement in New York City: Who's at Fault, Where Do We Go from Here? New York’s neighborhoods are caught in an escalating battle over what they will look like, and who will get to live in them. In this special evening, Brooklyn authors Tom Angotti and Neil deMause join with community activists Catherine Green of the Coalition for Community Advancement (East New York) and Bruno Daniel of the Rheingold Community Coalition (Bushwick) to discuss the city’s present and future. Signed copies of the following new books will be available for purchase: Zoned Out: Race, Displacement and City Planning in NYC, edited by Tom Angotti & Sylvia Morse The Brooklyn Wars: The Stories Behind the Remaking of New York’s Most Celebrated Borough, by Neil deMause

Gentrification, Race, & Displacement in NYC: Whos at Fault?

This chart — which I just stumbled upon in an old Furman Center study — blows my mind. Contrary to the widely held assumption that people put up with living in shoeboxes to live in Manhattan, that's actually where people have the roomiest apartments; it's places like Sunset Park and Corona and the South Bronx where people are jammed in like sardines because it's all they can afford. ... See MoreSee Less

This chart — which I just stumbled upon in an old Furman Center study — blows my mind. Contrary to the widely held assumption that people put up with living in shoeboxes to live in Manhattan, thats actually where people have the roomiest apartments; its places like Sunset Park and Corona and the South Bronx where people are jammed in like sardines because its all they can afford.

Caroline NagyMy read is that it's not that the apartments are roomier but there are fewer people living in them. With gentrification usually comes lower density in existing units b.c. you have a large family or families sharing a space becoming displaced by a higher income single person/couple/small nuclear family. The end game of gentrification/hyper-speculation is that no one lives in the units at all b.c. the units become investment properties for international millionaires/billionaires.

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Brooklyn WarsOh, definitely. Also I imagine there's some consolidation of units, as when a multifamily brownstone gets converted into a single-family one.

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