gentrification

A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

Economists say rents would fall. Neighbors fear rents would rise. New research tries to find the answer.
A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

A Luxury Apartment Rises in a Poor Neighborhood. What Happens Next?

Economists say rents would fall. Neighbors fear rents would rise. New research tries to find the answer.
Welcome to Neo New York, Where Everything Feels Old School but Isn't

Welcome to Neo New York, Where Everything Feels Old School but Isn't

From retro slice shops to the Safdie Brothers, the greatest city in the world is becoming homesick for itself.
Berlin Freezes Rents for 5 Years in a Bid to Slow Gentrification

Berlin Freezes Rents for 5 Years in a Bid to Slow Gentrification

The move, in a capital once known for its artists and its party scene, aims to reverse a trend that is driving out older and lower-income residents.

‘High Maintenance’ and the New TV Fantasy of New York

As the city is transformed by gentrification and inequality, comedies have begun depicting it as a place of magical connection.
Why tenants fear a plan to renovate a neglected Marin City housing project

Why tenants fear a plan to renovate a neglected Marin City housing project

Golden Gate Village is a government-owned complex in one of California’s wealthiest counties – in an area with a cycle of gentrification and displacementKaren Ashby’s apartment in a five-story
The Big Myth Behind the ‘Real New Yorker’

The Big Myth Behind the ‘Real New Yorker’

When a Brooklyn politician tells transplants to “go back to Ohio,” what exactly does that mean?
'We Needed to Do Something to End This:' Why a Group of Black Moms Took Over a Vacant House in Oakland

'We Needed to Do Something to End This:' Why a Group of Black Moms Took Over a Vacant House in Oakland

In November of of last year, a group of black mothers—Dominique Walker, Tolani King, Sameerah Karim, Sharena Thomas, and Misty Cross—moved into a shabby white house in Oakland that had sat vacant for
Homeless moms win in fight for Oakland house they were thrown out of

Homeless moms win in fight for Oakland house they were thrown out of

A group of black homeless mothers who refused to leave an otherwise vacant Oakland home is celebrating a major win in its fight for affordable housing after city officials announced Monday on Martin
Departing: Two Shopkeepers, Their Cat and Part of Paris’s Soul

Departing: Two Shopkeepers, Their Cat and Part of Paris’s Soul

An influx of luxury stores is driving out local businesses in the Marais, the historic Jewish and L.G.B.T. center of Paris. Among the casualties is a minimart, run for more than 35 years by two
Departing: Two Shopkeepers, Their Cat and Part of Paris’s Soul

Departing: Two Shopkeepers, Their Cat and Part of Paris’s Soul

An influx of luxury stores is driving out local businesses in the Marais, the historic Jewish and L.G.B.T. center of Paris. Among the casualties is a minimart, run for more than 35 years by two
In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers ‘Go Back to Iowa’?

In a Crowded New York City, Should Newcomers ‘Go Back to Iowa’?

The Brooklyn borough president, Eric Adams, sparked a conversation on gentrification and what makes someone a New Yorker.
Racist dog whistle sounded to justify having homeless moms stormed, evicted from vacant Oakland home

Racist dog whistle sounded to justify having homeless moms stormed, evicted from vacant Oakland home

Black mothers and other protesters are rallying around six homeless women who refused to leave the vacant Oakland property they were evicted from last November, sparking public demonstrations calling
Is a 400% Rent Increase the Future of Coney Island?

Is a 400% Rent Increase the Future of Coney Island?

Gentrification looms over the “freakishness and fun-loving spirit” of the boardwalk.
Is a 400% Rent Increase the Future of Coney Island?

Is a 400% Rent Increase the Future of Coney Island?

Gentrification looms over the “freakishness and fun-loving spirit” of the boardwalk.
'My Parkdale is gone': how gentrification reached the one place that seemed immune

'My Parkdale is gone': how gentrification reached the one place that seemed immune

Long an outlier in Toronto’s feverish property wars, Parkdale’s deep-seated problems were being turned around by its Tibetan community – but then the huge global real estate firms rolled inBy now,
Ujamaa That! Annual Kwanzaa Crawl Brings $250,000 to Black Businesses in Gentrifying Harlem and Brooklyn

Ujamaa That! Annual Kwanzaa Crawl Brings $250,000 to Black Businesses in Gentrifying Harlem and Brooklyn

Even us anti-capitalists recognize that economic freedom is power in the good ole US of A. And as it relates to Kwanzaa, on this fourth day, we celebrate Ujamaa (ooh-jaa-mah), meaning cooperative
From kiosks to concrete jungle: why urban growth isn't always good – a cartoon

From kiosks to concrete jungle: why urban growth isn't always good – a cartoon

Addis Ababa-based artist Yemsrach Yetneberk on how the radical spread of the Ethiopian capital is changing neighbourhoods Continue reading...
The Best Podcasts of 2019

The Best Podcasts of 2019

Sarah Larson writes about the ten best podcasts of the year 2019, including “Trump, Inc.,” “1619,” “Tunnel 29,” “Dolly Parton’s America,” and others.
Arrivederci, Little Italy

Arrivederci, Little Italy

Mark Binelli writes about his time in the gentrifying New York City neighborhood Little Italy and on his Italian-American heritage.