Articles tagged gentrification
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Mapping Displacement
and Resistance in Sunset Park

By Huiying Bernice Chan | November 1, 2018 | Open City

How arts and tech can preserve intergenerational neighborhood stories and fight back against gentrification.

Sweeping Away Evil in Chinatown

By Huiying Bernice Chan | March 29, 2018 | Open City

How do Chinatown leaders work towards community preservation in the Year of the Earth Dog?

The Ice Cream That Never Melts

By Rong Xiaoqing | June 26, 2017 | Open City

This Chinatown ice cream shop refuses to melt, despite pressure from past gang violence and heat from present gentrification debates.

The Battle for Chinatown

By Rong Xiaoqing | June 2, 2017 | Open City

Two contending schools of thought on rezoning continue to divide Chinatown. And the neighborhood might be running out of time.

A Living Room on Roosevelt Avenue

By Jai Dulani | February 7, 2017 | Open City

An art installation in Jackson Heights speaks about how immigrant communities in the neighborhood are experiencing policing and displacement.

Jackson Heights: Unearthing the People’s Struggle

By Jai Dulani | December 20, 2016 | Open City

Community organizers have created a walking tour of Jackson Heights that focuses on the experiences of the immigrants who live in the neighborhood.

Fighting to Keep Their Homes

By Rong Xiaoqing | May 6, 2016 | Open City

Tenants of rent-regulated apartments in Chinatown fought back and won a settlement with their landlord, who now must provide safe and decent living condition and stop harassing them.

When a Small Business Takes a Great Leap Forward

By Michelle Chen | December 15, 2015 | Open City

As Pearl River Mart prepares to close its doors, why the store’s godchild doesn’t want it to be “saved”

A Stranger in Our Midst

By Chaya Babu | October 1, 2015 | Open City

One writers group was robbed at gunpoint in Ditmas Park. The police and the community’s reactions were swift, but both seemed to miss the bigger picture.

The Co-op Rules

By Thomas L. Mariadason | July 9, 2014 | Open City

A Queens couple tries to put down roots in their own community and discovers the unwritten discriminatory rules of real estate.

Always Foreign, Always Brown

By Rishi Nath | February 26, 2014 | Open City

Crown Heights-based activist DJ Ushka talks about growing up in Thailand, gentrification, global bass, and Edward Said.

A Makeover for Chinatown’s Garment Industry

By Eveline Chao | January 7, 2014 | Open City

Visitors to the address would have found an entirely different scene ten or fifteen years ago. Before it was a fashion headquarters, the building was a garment factory…

VIDEO: Classic Coffee Shop, Thirty-Six Years on Hester Street

By E. Tammy Kim | October 25, 2012 | Open City

Meet Carmine Morales, the Lower East Side’s last everyman.

Wal-Mart in Los Angeles Chinatown

By Sukjong Hong | August 29, 2012 | Open City

How the retail behemoth’s bid to establish its footing downtown is raising questions about the future of Chinatown and the city as a whole.

Compromise City: A Battle Over Affordable Housing

By E. Tammy Kim | August 8, 2012 | Open City

After 45 years as a parking lot, the Seward Park Extension Urban Renewal Area will be developed to include mixed-income housing. So why are some advocates crying foul?

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