gentrification

(UPDATED) Local Residents Seek Solution to Preserve Endangered 'Kentile' Sign

standard (UPDATED) Local Residents Seek Solution to Preserve Endangered ‘Kentile’ Sign

UPDATE: an agreement appears to have been reached with the developer to dismantle but preserve the sign so that it can be relocated to another location in Gowanus. The owner, Iyahu Cohen, has agreed to donate it to the nonprofit Gowanus Alliance, which will repurpose […]

Crown Heights Tenants Union Protests for Protections Amid Rising Rents, Abusive Tactics

standard Crown Heights Tenants Union Protests for Protections Amid Rising Rents, Abusive Tactics

CROWN HEIGHTS — tenants took to the streets on Saturday to tell their landlords that they were fed up with a cycle of displacement and rent overcharges. The Crown Heights Tenant Union (CHTU), an alliance of long-term residents and recently-arrived tenants, marched through the neighborhood to fight […]

Is Landmarking Out of Control? Contentious Perspectives Clash at Crain's Event

standard Is Landmarking Out of Control? Contentious Perspectives Clash at Crain’s Event

A cataclysm of divergent views sparred in a healthy (if occasionally contentions) forum sponsored by Crain’s New York Business. “Is Landmarking Out of Control?” brought together an array of prominent figures, from developers to preservationists and others involved in the industry. Kenneth T. Jackson, Professor […]