Gentrification 2.0: The Good, the Bad, and the Blurry

Gentrification 2.0: The Good, the Bad, and the Blurry

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From Sunset Park to East New York, barely a neighborhood in Brooklyn isn’t ensconced in its own version of the gentrification debate. […]

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Affordable Housing for Whom?

Affordable Housing for Whom?

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In a city facing a never-ending housing crisis, how can ambitious goals for creating and maintaining affordable housing be realized? How do […]

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Power and Policy on the Lower East Side

Power and Policy on the Lower East Side

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What exactly is the ULURP process? How did redlining in the 1930s shape this neighborhood and in what ways is the area […]

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Stargazing parties, anti-gentrification rally, Brooklyn’s most despised buildings (and more links)
Arts & Culture

Stargazing parties, anti-gentrification rally, Brooklyn’s most despised buildings (and more links)

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Star Parties: two stargazing events in Brooklyn this week [Bklyner] Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Squibb Bridge will remain closed indefinitely [Curbed NY] Literary […]

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How to write about Brooklyn like a clueless outsider
Guides

How to write about Brooklyn like a clueless outsider

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Itching to write a thought piece about how Brooklyn is beautiful, dead, and everything in between? Here are some pro tips.

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Dumbo’s new ‘artisanal mini mart’ rejects its bodega identity
News

Dumbo’s new ‘artisanal mini mart’ rejects its bodega identity

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Superette, which opens tomorrow, sells (soy) chicharones, (small-batch) salsa, and is 150-square-feet but distinctly does not advertise itself as a bodega.

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And the worst shirt of the year goes to this ‘Keep Calm and Gentrify Brooklyn’ tank
Shopping

And the worst shirt of the year goes to this ‘Keep Calm and Gentrify Brooklyn’ tank

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For the ironically self-aware Millennial hipster seeking to be less deplorable by embracing their deplorability.

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This Statue of Liberty luxury condo promotional site is far too convincing
Real Estate

This Statue of Liberty luxury condo promotional site is far too convincing

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If the New York Times ran a non-satire article tomorrow saying Lady Liberty was being converted into a Trump Hotel, how surprised would you be?

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Yelp is removing ‘political’ reviews from ‘bullet-hole bar’ Summerhill’s page
Food & Drink

Yelp is removing ‘political’ reviews from ‘bullet-hole bar’ Summerhill’s page

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According to Yelp’s community standards, it’s possible to separate food and politics even in the case of lighting rod restaurants like Summerhill.

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This upstate property with private waterfalls is cheaper than most Brooklyn apartments
Real Estate

This upstate property with private waterfalls is cheaper than most Brooklyn apartments

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You could buy an overpriced one-bedroom in Prospect Heights, or you could buy these two waterfalls upstate.

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