gentrification

Post image for Gowanus Artists Are Evicted from Building, and Trash Pickup Suddenly Halts

Garbage has been piling up for weeks in the halls of 112 2nd Avenue.

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Post image for Activists in LA’s Boyle Heights Serve Galleries with Eviction Notices

LOS ANGELES — “No one is an innocent actor in the fine art of gentrification,” said a woman with a bandana covering her face, as she stood with dozens of protesters last Saturday evening outside of Museum as Retail Space, a gallery in the Eastside neighborhood of Boyle Heights.

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Post image for Anti-Gentrification Activists Show Concern When Two Art Spaces Open in LA’s Boyle Heights [UPDATED]

LOS ANGELES — The burgeoning gallery district east of the LA River is about to get a bit more crowded.

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Post image for In Miami’s Little Haiti, a Muralist Fights Gentrification One Wall at a Time

MIAMI — In late May, the Miami-Dade County Commission voted unanimously to designate Little Haiti as “Little Haiti.”

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Post image for Anti-Gentrification Coalition Calls for Galleries to Leave LA’s Boyle Heights

LOS ANGELES — The latest development in the debate over art and gentrification in Boyle Heights took place earlier this month, when a public forum was held at the Pico Gardens complex, part of the largest public housing bloc west of the Mississippi.

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Post image for Mural in Abandoned Philly Building Becomes Wall Art for Future Condo

Real estate developers whitewashing or tearing down walls covered in graffiti is a familiar narrative, but it appears we may have reached such an advanced stage in the cooptation of street art that those days will soon be at an end.

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Post image for A Hellish L Train Commute Inspires a Graphic Novel History of Williamsburg

Here’s one way to deal with a hellish subway commute: stare at your fellow passengers, draw their portraits, and turn them into characters in a graphic novel.

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Post image for A Public Art Project Invites Gentrifiers to Confess Their Sins

On a Saturday evening a few weekends ago, several artists, performers, activists, and writers gathered at an apartment in Chelsea to discuss their relationship to the city-wide process of gentrification.

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Post image for Sand Sculptor Transforms Construction Site into Anti-Gentrification Cat Art

On Saturday afternoon, sand sculptor Zara Gaze came upon a pile of sand at a construction site in her rapidly gentrifying south London neighborhood of Brockley.

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Post image for Gallerist Proposes List of Most Influential People in Bushwick, Sparking Neighborhood Outrage

On January 1, Bushwick gallery Fuchs Projects announced its plans to share a list of the “200 most influential people in Bushwick in 2016” — news met with fierce outcry from members of the community troubled by what many regarded as an exclusive project ignorant of the effects of gentrification.

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