The changes in the communities around New York City that has been going on for years now are ones that are driving people with lower incomes to further stages of poverty. Many communities around the boroughs of New York City are Gentrifying themselves, which may sound good and for those that can afford it, it may work out well, but for those who cannot survive the gentrification process due to their low incomes that barely allowed them to get by before, they will be forced to move out of their areas and into another area that evidently vote less and will most likely contain many newcomers that have moved in for the same reasons. Gentrification of communities is undoubtedly making communities nicer and better places to find work, but it is also forcing people to leave who cannot afford to live in an area of that quality. Many people are moving out of the areas they have lived in for years and moving into lower income areas because of the government’s intent to improve the quality of a community that makes it unaffordable to people that make lower incomes because the rents’ have risen above what is median of that area. While many communities are being newly gentrified, the areas that people are forced to move to when they face not being able to make ends meet in areas that have become gentrified, are dropping in quantity every time the gentrification process occurs. In short, you could say in light of what gentrification is causing to happen to the poor and those in poverty areas, that the poor are being neglected and those in power are gentrifying areas more for their own financial self interests than anything else in this situation.
Nelson, Katie, and Mark Morales. “Residents Fight Gentrification.” NY Daily News. N.p., 2011. Web. 11 Nov. 2016.
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