Post image for A Complex Portrait of Gentrification in New Yorkers’ Own Words

Last month the Brooklyn Public Library bestowed its inaugural Brooklyn Eagle Literary Prize for a work of non-fiction on DW Gibson for The Edge Becomes the Center: An Oral History of Gentrification.

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Post image for Anti-Gentrification Activists Protest Real Estate Summit at Brooklyn Museum

More than 100 activists and artists affiliated with community groups from throughout the city gathered at the Brooklyn Museum this morning to protest its hosting of the 2015 Brooklyn Real Estate Summit.

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Post image for Artists Denounce Brooklyn Museum for Hosting Real Estate Summit

On November 17, the Brooklyn Museum will host the sixth annual Brooklyn Real Estate Summit, a gathering of more than 600 of the biggest players in Brooklyn’s real estate market.

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Post image for “We Are Experiencing Hyper-Gentrification”: Gowanus Art Community Sizes Up Its Future

As Arts Gowanus organized a rally for artists displaced from 94 9th Street and adjacent, connected buildings earlier this month, some 350 artists and local businesses were preparing for Gowanus Open Studios (GOS)

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Post image for In the Bronx, a Photo League Captures the People and Places Threatened by Rezoning

Jerome Avenue Workers Project, an exhibition featuring work by photographers from the Bronx Photo League (a project of the Bronx Documentary Center), sees gentrification through a personal lens.

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Post image for New Gowanus Landlord Kicks Dozens of Artists Out of Their Studios

It’s two weeks before Gowanus Open Studios, an annual celebration of the artistic community in one of Brooklyn’s foremost industrial neighborhoods. But instead of putting the finishing touches on paintings, many artists with Gowanus studios are busy scouring real estate listings.

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Post image for Wes Anderson–Inspired Crochet Mural Sparks Anarchist Protest in Bushwick

A Wes Anderson-inspired crochet mural that appeared on a residential wall bordering the Bushwick Flea — and was hastily removed last week after sparking controversy — has come to represent “the systemic brutality of gentrification,” according to Brooklyn anarchists.

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Post image for Photos of Brooklyn’s Waterfront Show a Century of Change

The Brooklyn waterfront is radically changing.

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Post image for Artist Will Remove Bushwick Crochet Mural that Sparked Community Protest

A 15-foot-tall crocheted mural that appeared, unauthorized, on the side of a private Bushwick residence and has since stirred debate about gentrification and street art is coming down today.

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A Mobile Stoop that Builds Community

by Claire Voon on September 9, 2015

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WASHINGTON, DC — This week, artist Margo Elsayd will push a wooden stoop on wheels around Washington, DC, inviting passersby to sit on it and share stories of all sorts with anyone willing to lend an ear.

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