How a neighborhood got hot, and what that has meant for its longtime residents, for better and for worse.
A hip new restaurant battles it out with a neighborhood fave
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.