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Articles about "Gentrification"

  • Ain’t Nothing Going On But the Rent By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 20, 2016

    Everyone knows rents are rising, gentrification is happening, but what's the nitty-gritty of these complex phenomena?

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  • L-Train Shutdown: The Issue, the Consequences, and the Proposed Solutions By Zain Ul-Arifeen | June 01, 2016

    What will life be like when the L-train shuts down? We delve into the immediate impacts and the potential mitigation strategies.

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  • Inwood Braces for the Starbucks' Effect By Stephanie Fujihashi | January 27, 2014

    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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  • Rumors of a Starbucks are Brewing in Williamsburg By Olivia Smedley | December 27, 2013

    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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  • Everything is the New Something in Brooklyn By Olivia Smedley | November 20, 2013

    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 By Peter Black | October 21, 2013

    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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  • Sale of Harlem Lot by Mormon Church Generates Controversy By Daniel Muhlenberg | January 12, 2012

    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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