Gentrification

Inwood Braces for the Starbucks' Effect

New Yorkers, like most other big city dwellers throughout the nation, are a highly caffeinated bunch, reliant on their coffee to get them through their demanding work day. This is evident from the astounding 212 Starbucks Coffee Shops found throughout the island of Manhattan.

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Upper West Side
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Rumors of a Starbucks are Brewing in Williamsburg

In Manhattan, you can’t go two blocks without seeing one. Its coffee cups are a chic accessory for celebrities. It is a studying, reading, and socializing space of choice for many people, and it is coming to a neighborhood of endless development. Yes, Starbucks is making its way to Williamsburg.

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Lower Manhattan
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Everything is the New Something in Brooklyn

Brooklyn is the new Manhattan. Weird is the new normal. Owling is the new planking. “Orange is the New Black”. These “blank is the new blank” phrases are thrown around a lot these days, and those in real estate love to claim that every area is the next big thing.

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Queen's Mega-Project Approved: Willet's Point

Yesterday, the City Council approved yet another mammoth mega-project in Queens: Willet’s Point. This desolate tract of concrete wasteland—which is bounded by the Flushing River and Citi Stadium—will be turned into $3 billion mixed-use urban conglomeration

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For Better or For Worse, Hell’s Kitchen is No Gramercy Park

What was once considered to be the ‘rough side of town,’ Hell’s Kitchen in Midtown West may have cleaned up significantly since then but the residents are still unhappy. Many of the neighborhood’s changes, (whether they are for better or for worse, depending on who you ask) could be attributed to the area’s long-standing commitment to both commercial and residential developments.

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Sale of Harlem Lot by Mormon Church Generates Controversy

Harlem has witnessed a wave of new construction of luxury condos and rentals over the past decade, one which has enhanced the neighborhood and threatened its identity at the same time. In this climate, every announcement of new development has taken on increased importance, as exemplified by the recent sale of an abandoned building and adjacent garden by the Mormon Church.

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