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Stop Being Nice And Other Activist Strategies At The Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement

by Emily Colucci on July 27, 2016
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Is gentrification inevitable? Or is that just a myth perpetrated by greedy real estate developers and politicians who seek to gain from residents’ fear and inaction? The answer is undoubtedly the latter if Sunday’s Brooklyn Community Forum on Anti-Gentrification and Displacement is any indication.

The anti-gentrification conference shattered the notion that gentrification is a “done deal,” as panel moderator and Director of Hunter College Center for Community Planning and Development Tom Angotti described. Held at the Brooklyn Museum, activists and community organizers, instead, offered a glimmer of hope for displaced and threatened communities.

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Artist Studios Today, Compared to Artist Studios in the 1980s

by Corinna Kirsch on July 2, 2015
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From 1983: “The artist continues to be priced out of his or her home and is forced to move on.” Decades later, artists’ rental situations remain precarious.

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The Rent Event of the Year Is Happening Tonight

by Whitney Kimball on May 5, 2014
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Start making a sign! Tonight, the Rent Guidelines Board votes on an increase for rent-regulated apartments, and this meeting is gonna be packed.

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An In-Depth Discussion on How Artists Can Save Studios in NYC

by Whitney Kimball on April 1, 2014
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Six months after nearly a hundred artists were forced to leave their studios in Industry City, a panel convened to talk about what artists can do to stay in the city. We heard from representatives in city planning, city government, rent reform initiatives, and beleaguered artists.

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