GENTRIFICATION

Photography

What Brooklyn Really Looked Like in the 70s and 80s

"Rents were so low, you could work and make a decent living without a college degree."
Seth Ferranti
9.18.18
Music

My Search for TV on the Radio’s Mythical Williamsburg

On the tenth anniversary of 'Dear Science,' Wilbert L. Cooper reflects on discovering the seminal Brooklyn band as an angsty black youth in Ohio.
Wilbert L. Cooper
9.18.18
Late Capitalism

This Is How People Can Actually Afford to Live in the Bay Area

“When people ask me what my favorite restaurant is, I laugh."
Rick Paulas
8.21.18
Photo

This Photographer Shot the Radical Protests That Inspired Occupy

Thirty years ago, Q. Sakamaki began taking photos of the artists and anarchists resisting gentrification in New York City.
Miss Rosen
8.9.18
Despair

The 'Punk' CBGB-Themed Target Is Peak Late Capitalism

Corporations jumping on culture for profit is obviously an old story, but this time it happened less than two blocks from where I grew up.
Eve Peyser
7.26.18
GENTRIFICATION

Fancy Co-Living Spaces Are the Trendy New Way White People Ruin Everything

How the hipster solution to the rising cost of rent is gentrifying neighborhoods.
Caroline Thompson
7.26.18
Comics!

'Crenshaw Side Street Project,' Today's Comic by Cassie Zhang

Cassie Zhang recounts getting lost in an unfamiliar neighborhood and having her preconceived notions challenged by a fortuitous meeting.
Cassie Zhang
3.22.18
Art

Can a $50 Million Funhouse Save Denver's DIY Art Scene?

Residents of the city seem cautiously optimistic about Meow Wolf's plan to open a new art space in a low-income neighborhood.
Josiah Hesse
2.8.18
Photo

Stunning Images of Spanish Harlem in the 80s

"There was more to this place than drugs and death," said photographer Joseph Rodriguez of his book, 'Spanish Harlem: El Barrio in the 80's.'
Bruno Bayley
12.18.17
inequality

The People Left Behind by Detroit's 'Comeback'

As the city's remarkable recovery unfolds, the benefits are distributed unequally, frustrating some residents.
Trevor Bach
10.17.17
Desus & Mero

The Bodega Boys Are Just as Upset About That 'Bodega' Vending Machine as You Are

Desus and Mero flame the controversial startup that plans to eliminate corner stores.
Sarah Bellman
9.14.17
Comics!

'Tijuana, USA,' Today's Comic by Urbano Ortega Matta

A Tijuana local grows frustrated with her hometown's gentrification.
Urbano Ortega Matta
9.7.17