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Extremely excited to announce that Catherine Green (Coalition for Community Advancement, East New York) and Bruno Daniel (Rheingold Community Coalition, Bushwick) will be joining Tom and I on this February 27 panel! With firepower like this, we should solve gentrification and displacement in 45 minutes, an hour tops.
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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?

Though that amNY article's generally perceptive concerns about Bronx gentrification were undercut by the likely impact of the front-page headline: ... See MoreSee Less

Though that amNY articles generally perceptive concerns about Bronx gentrification were undercut by the likely impact of the front-page headline:

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How to Colonize a City Without Even Trying: The Brooklyn Wars

Mar 7, 7:00pm

Bluestockings Bookstore, Café, & Activist Center

Brooklyn has undergone a remarkable transformation in recent years, making it an icon of hipness worldwide while running roughshod over the residents who, in many cases, helped rebuild the borough in the first place. Author and journalist Neil deMause discusses The Brooklyn Wars, which details the winners and losers of battles between communities, developers, and city planners — and what, if anything, can be done to change the borough’s future.

How to Colonize a City Without Even Trying: The Brooklyn Wars