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Brooklyn Tenants Battle Gentrification on Many Fronts
Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York
East New York Elderly Fight Displacement
How the M-train is Gentrifying Bushwick
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
BrooklynEdges: A Mosaic Grows as Boerum Hill Changes
Cuts Cripple Housing Assistance Network in Inwood, Washington Heights
Shopping For Change In Crown Heights
Quitting Time: A Factory's Fall, A Neighborhood's Fallout
Whose Dreams Will Decide?
The Life And Death Of The Mom-n-Pop
Nonprofit Eyeing Distressed Buildings Faces Tenant Resistance
Saga Of The Worthless Condo
HPD: Prevent Cycle Of Foreclosure & Displacement
1,500 Protest Plans To Eliminate 16 NYC Public Day Care Centers
The Search for the Smoking Gun
A Quiet Alarm Sounds
Saving Public Housing
By Building Anew
City Limits Investigates:
Bushwick Under Bloomberg
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.
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.
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.
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.
67 percent of U.S. households were in counties hit by extreme weather events that cost over $1 billion in 2011-2012
According to the New York City Office of Emergency Management, some 2.3 million people live within areas of the city that would be at dire risk in a category 3 or 4 Hurricane storm.