Tag Archives: Gentrification

Historic Preservation: Maintaining the City’s Character for the Elite

Extremely diverse since the 17th century, Williamsburg has hosted residences and businesses belonging to a myriad of European immigrants. A mecca for industry, the area was flooded after the construction of the Williamsburg bridge and later a series of public housing projects. Over the past century, a new type of immigrant flocked to Brooklyn—artists and

Beyond Fordham Road: City Island’s Crisis

See a google map of our walk at https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zh606ZkPWN0U.kmQr5i0E1AKA Setting the Scene When picturing the Bronx, the beautiful town of City Island does not seem to match the description that those unfamiliar with the New York City borough might have; in fact, City Island defies those expectations. The town is clean, friendly, and surrounded by nature.

Kingsbridge Armory a Form of Gentrification or a Beneficial Addition to the Community?

In Anthony Bourdain’s television series “Parts Unknown”, he recently did an exposé on the Bronx, and its origin. In this particular episode, he starts off by commenting on how “the Bronx is a magical place with its own energy, food, and rhythm”.  (cnn.com). He even goes on to further mention in his episode that the Bronx