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News: Gentrification

Behind A Stolid Facade,
The Whole Nation's Crisis

The recent transfers of one building in Bushwick occurred without heed to any notions of fiscal responsibility. Yet its residents live in the real world, where caretaking and stability are needed.

More Than Words?
Bloomberg and Race

The mayor has earned admiration from many quarters for improving the tenor of race relations. But the impact of his policies on blacks and Latinos give fodder to fans and foes alike.

Quiet Follows Harlem's
Rezoning For Redevelopment

The economy has accomplished what opponents of last year's 125th Street rezoning feared they could not: Slowing the pace of gentrification.

The Forty Years War

The 'war on drugs' continues as ever, though you might not hear much about it anymore. The new issue of CLI looks at its advances and setbacks -- and who's caught in the conflict today.

Supportive Housing Faces
Down Routine Opposition

Neighbors tend to be wary of projects for special-needs residents, but backers say this housing is essential -- and may even raise property values.


Harlem tenants are organizing against a major investor in subsidized and rent-regulated properties.

Of Green Awnings
And Dollar Signs

A business revitalization plan in Harlem tests the balance between progress and preservation.

Maybe Beloved Shops
Don't Have To Disappear

A range of ideas is proffered to stall the trend of older businesses' extinction - though it could be too late for one block in Chelsea.

Upstart Could Bring Hip-Hop To The Hill

Kevin Powell seeks to channel that Obama youth energy into a victory in Brooklyn's 10th District over incumbent Congressman Edolphus Towns.

Will The Real New York
Liberal Please Stand Up

Though flawed, this analysis of the last few decades' politics yields a needed recipe for change.

It's Not Just Academic:
Union Rights On Campus

A new book tells the tale of unionization at NYU -- and why it could not succeed on a 'corporate' campus.

Why 'The Other Half'
Lived -- And Lives On

A book explores the ideology and influence of Jacob Riis.

Would 125th St. Rezoning
Mean A Dream Deferred?

It's almost decision time for City Planning's Harlem vision, which is causing high anxiety.

From Polonia To Hotspot:
A Less Ethnic Greenpoint

The Old Country's influence declines in New York's most Polish neighborhood.

An Atlas of Local Plans:
Pointing the Way Forward?

Dozens of community districts' development plans are being collected in one place - but is it a map of political frustration?

It's Not A Movement
Without A Movie

New York City's activist and advocacy communities are putting their interests on video like never before.

Making Eye Contact:
Seeing The Overlooked

In a new photo exhibit, the homeless look a lot like the rest of us.

From Astoria to Woodside:
Inside the Biggest Borough

A new book makes sense of Queens for natives and newcomers alike.

Artists' Housing:
Promise Or Threat?

25 years ago: 'The artists' very act of renewal, left unchecked, turned around and displaced them.'

Developers' Incentives:
Now With More Caveats

The 421-a program finally gets its makeover - and this month saw plenty of other affordable housing developments, too.

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Gentrification and urban gentrification refer to the changes that result when wealthier people acquire or rent property in low income and working class communities. Urban gentrification is associated with migration within a population. In the past decade, the issue of gentrification has become increasingly charged, with opponents maintaining that it can result in housing discrimination and harassment while proponents argue that it helps to rehabilitate neighborhoods.

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Embrace the Worldwide Movement Against Gentrification

By Andrew J. Padilla

Embrace the Worldwide Movement Against Gentrification

Hunger strikes in Vancouver. Protests in Berlin. Anxiety in El Barrio. Around the globe, there's a shared, growing worry about economic forces driving working-class people out of urban centers.

Supporting Businesses, Strengthening Neighborhoods

By Robert Walsh

Supporting Businesses, Strengthening Neighborhoods

The city's commissioner of small business services says New York's efforts to bolster Business Improvement Districts will help to preserve the mom-and-pop character of neighborhood retail.

Opinion: Small Businesses Suffer Under A Businessman Mayor

By Richard Lipsky

As City Limits reports on the plight of small businesses in the five boroughs, a lobbyist for small firms blames the struggle mostly on Mayor Bloomberg.



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NYC Coastal Storm Hazard Analysis

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