The arrival of Tørst did not happen by chance. Rather, it is a story about a city, forever in the process of reinvention, that has worked hard to connect itself to other cities around the world.
A review and interview for “Gut Renovation,” a documentary chronicling Su Friedrich’s experiences watching Williamsburg’s gentrification.
It used to be a lower middle class neighborhood of mostly Puerto Rican immigrants. In the past decade, most have left. The few that stayed have mixed feelings about what has become of their community.
The influx of affluent whites has imperiled the shops that kept
the neighborhood viable for decades and served black artists and
Gentrification is transforming Brooklyn into the “Next Manhattan”, but for many long-time residents the housing boom sparked by urban renewal has become a nightmare. Produced and Filmed by Michael V’inkin Lee, Sarah Munir, and Vikram Patel.
Locals and the city square off as they try to shape the future of Coney Island’s economic revival. At stake is Coney’s well known cultural identity.
Rising property prices define who can stay in the new Williamsburg.
If all plans are finalized by the borough president, one of Brooklyn’s major thoroughfares will become unrecognizable in the coming years as it evolves from an accident-prone access road to a pedestrian-friendly commercial district. A vision plan announced this summer calls for safety, beautification and commercial efforts to make Fourth Avenue more inviting. Long denigrated […]
Park Slope houses evoke the urban landscape of 1950s Brooklyn, but boast a modern-day price tag.