Right to the City

I chose the topic of gentrification. The non-profit organization that I chose to look into is called “Right to the City”. This non-profit organization formed in 2007 in response to gentrification. This organization fights for the displaced low-income people, people of color, marginalized LGBTQ communities, and youths of color. This organization states “We are...

Gentrification of Harlem

A case study of gentrification and displacement is the community of Harlem in Manhattan. Harlem was a historically Black community since the 1920’s. It has been considered by many to be the center of Black Culture (art, cuisine, music, etc). Starting in the 1990’s Harlem has been the site of urban ‘improvement’. And while...

Gentrification in NYC

In the article “How Sky-High Rents Are Radically Changing New York’s Neighorhoods” I learned about how gentrification has significantly effected New York City throughout the 21st century. Gentrification is a process of renovation of deteriorated urban neighborhoods. This is created by influx of more affluent residents and results in increased property values and the...

Harlem vs. Gentrification

After reading the article “Gentrification and Displacement in Harlem: How the Harlem Community Lost Its Voice en Route to Progress” I found out much about community change and resistance in NYC, specifically Harlem. Harlem is in the process of being gentrified. Gentrification means change in urban areas associated with a rise in affluence. Gentrification basically...

Lorimer Street Then & Now

Approximately 2 years ago, I went to Bushwick, Brooklyn more specifically Lorimer Street with a friend that was getting his tattoo done. I went around 4 times with him and each time I was mesmerized with all the graffiti on the walls. Each warehouse had its own masterpiece on the wall, however, each time...

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