State Assemblyman Charles Baron says that any development in East New York under the current proposal will be bad news for current residents. “My man here said that gentrification is coming whether you like it or not,” he said, pointing at a Department of City Planning employee sitting in the […]
Residents of East New York continue to mobilize against a city-sponsored rezoning plan for their neighborhood focused on whether the result will be the displacement of they and their neighbors. The de Blasio Administration has failed to win a single endorsement from any community groups. The growing opposition was on […]
Reconnect Café is like any other café that has opened recently in the quickly gentrifying neighborhood of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. Bagels are doled out daily and the café features a free wi-fi connection and seating area for guests. The only difference between this café and the others is that this one […]
After the 2012 downturn in the economy Sarah found herself having to move from her apartment in Manhattan to a shared apartment with a roommate in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. When her roommate moved out, Sarah, considered getting a new roommate to help pay the rent, but decided to turn to […]
Community leaders in East New York are demanding that the city protect and invest in the neighborhood’s industrial businesses—a source of much-needed middle class employment—as part of their plan to rezone the area. East New York’s Industrial Business Zone (IBZ), which is currently home to 45 industrial and manufacturing […]
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