On ‘Yellowstone’ and in Montana, the Same Question: Who Owns the West?

More Americans should live in the West, and more Americans will. But which ones?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #bozeman-mont, #costner-kevin, #gentrification, #missoula-mont, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sandpoint-idaho, #television, #western-states-us

Why ‘Gayborhoods’ Lose L.G.B.T.Q. Residents in Major Cities

Many are choosing to live elsewhere in search of cheaper housing and better amenities. They are finding growing acceptance in other communities after decades of political and social changes.

#castro-san-francisco-calif, #gentrification, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #san-francisco-calif

At Dakar’s Biennale, the City Itself Is the Most Colorful Canvas

The art world has descended on the Senegalese capital for its first pandemic-era biennale, the biggest art event in West Africa, where the greatest creations on view are often found just by strolling the streets.

#art, #black-rock-dakar-senegal, #buildings-structures, #dakar-senegal, #dakar-biennale, #gentrification, #senegal, #wiley-kehinde

Chinatown Civic Groups Seek Reinvention, With Neighborhood’s Future at Stake

The groups have held back gentrification in an area surrounded by development. The future of one of Manhattan’s few working-class neighborhoods is at stake.

#asian-americans-for-equality, #chinese-consolidated-benevolent-assn, #chinese-americans, #gentrification, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #organizations-societies-and-clubs, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #small-property-owners-of-new-york

An Art-World Capital, With Few Places for Artists to Work

A new London exhibition celebrates the creativity of artists in their studios. But ateliers in the city are vanishing, and artists are being pushed out.

#art, #bacon-francis, #gentrification, #london-england, #real-estate-commercial, #whitechapel-gallery

How to Create a Black Space in a Gentrifying Neighborhood

Thoughts I had as I watched a white couple browsing books.

#black-people, #bruces-beach-manhattan-beach-calif, #gentrification, #inglewood-calif, #libraries-and-librarians, #los-angeles-calif, #manhattan-beach-calif, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Are You Contributing to America’s Affordable Housing Crisis?

Do we need to redefine the American dream of owning a single-family home?

#area-planning-and-renewal, #california, #charlottesville-va, #gentrification, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suburbs, #washington-dc, #yglesias-matthew, #zoning

The Role for State Governments in the Housing Crisis

How to solve the housing crisis (part 3).

#affordable-housing, #city-councils, #evictions, #gentrification, #homeless-persons, #internal-sub-only, #land-use-policies, #local-government, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #zoning

Inwood Watches Closely as New Zoning Kicks In

Taller buildings are going up, but, so far, developers are making good on their promises to bring affordable housing to the neighborhood.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #gentrification, #inwood-manhattan-ny, #joy-construction-corp, #lm-development-partners, #land-use-policies, #maddd-equities-llc, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #taconic-partners-llc, #zoning

The Gentrification of Blue America

The troubling interaction between NIMBYs and the knowledge economy.

#affordable-housing, #california, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #gentrification, #internal-sub-only, #international-trade-and-world-market, #united-states-economy

A Jewelry Hub Hopes Gentrification Won’t Overwhelm History

In Birmingham, England, artisans worry that luxury apartments and trendy cafes may push them out of an area where jewelers have been centered since the 18th century.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #birmingham-england, #factories-and-manufacturing, #gentrification, #jewels-and-jewelry, #shopping-and-retail

Chocolate Chip Cities

Black presence and Black power in America are on a seesaw.

#black-people, #census, #gentrification, #population, #race-and-ethnicity

Is the Party Over for New York’s Outlaw Houseboats?

Newtown Creek, a polluted waterway, is set to be dredged, meaning the end of an era for the adventurous community it inspired.

#boats-and-boating, #department-of-small-business-services-nyc, #environmental-protection-agency, #exxon-mobil-corp, #gentrification, #gowanus-canal-brooklyn-ny, #newtown-creek-brooklyn-queens-ny, #superfund, #waste-materials-and-disposal, #water-pollution

Why Some in This Neighborhood Oppose a Museum Dedicated to Their Culture

In Chinatown, anti-gentrification protesters are furious over funding granted to a museum that they say doesn’t represent their community.

#chinatown-manhattan-ny, #chinese-food-cuisine, #chinese-americans, #culture-arts, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #jing-fong-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #landlords, #maasbach-nancy-yao, #manhattan-nyc, #museum-of-chinese-in-america, #museums, #new-york-city, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #rikers-island-prison-complex

What Gentrification Means for Black Homeowners

In historically Black neighborhoods, owners selling their homes on the open market have to grapple with the fact that accepting the highest bid could mean another step toward Black displacement.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #brownstones, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #discrimination, #fair-housing-act-1968, #gentrification, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Gem Spa Is Gone. But Its Fortunetelling Machine Lives On.

An example of “how New York eats itself up and spits itself out again,” as one passer-by remarks, “like a living organism.”

#convenience-stores, #gem-spa-manhattan-ny-retailer, #gentrification, #psychics-and-fortune-tellers

The Resilience of New York’s Black Homeowners

Black homeownership has declined in the city and nationally in the last 20 years, hindered by gentrification and inequitable lending policies.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #black-people, #credit-and-debt, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #discrimination, #foreclosures, #gentrification, #minorities, #mortgages, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #segregation-and-desegregation, #subprime-mortgage-crisis, #wills-and-estates

Riots Shatter Veneer of Coexistence in Israel’s Mixed Towns

Israel’s Jewish and Palestinian communities looked past each other until violence and bloodshed forced a reckoning.

#acre-israel, #arabic-language, #arabs, #arson, #bennett-naftali, #deaths-fatalities, #demolition, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #discrimination, #gentrification, #haifa-israel, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #lod-israel, #palestinians

Biden Administration Debating How to Overhaul a Trump-Era Tax Break

The president promised on the campaign trail to overhaul opportunity zones, which a new study suggests mostly fueled real estate investment in gentrifying areas in 2019.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #biden-joseph-r-jr, #enterprise-zones, #gentrification, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #tax-credits-deductions-and-exemptions, #tax-cuts-and-jobs-act-2017, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

Why Did Rich People Leave New York City During the Pandemic?

Sure, the tax revenue is nice. But ….

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

Affordable Housing Forever

Nonprofits that purchase land, build homes on it and sell them below market rate are giving low-income buyers a chance.

#affordable-housing, #black-people, #gentrification, #land-use-policies, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

For New York City Rich Who Fled, a Bronx Cheer

Sure, the tax revenue is nice. But ….

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #high-net-worth-individuals, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #shutdowns-institutional

‘Battle for the Soul of SoHo’: A Debate on Gentrification, Race and Wealth

The Manhattan neighborhood is locked in a contentious battle with city officials over whether, and how, it should change.

#affordable-housing, #art, #black-people, #gentrification, #greenwich-village-society-for-historic-preservation, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #housing-rights-initiative, #lofts, #noho-manhattan-ny, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #soho-manhattan-ny, #soho-memory-project, #whites, #zoning

In the Latin Quarter, Paris’s Intellectual Heartbeat Grows Fainter

The closing of beloved bookstores is the latest in a series of blows to the neighborhood’s cultural vibrancy, a long decline accelerated by the pandemic.

#books-and-literature, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #paris-france, #shutdowns-institutional, #theaters-buildings

Miami Says It Can Adapt to Rising Seas. Not Everyone Is Convinced.

Officials have a new plan to manage rising water. Succeed or fail, it will very likely become a case study for other cities facing climate threats.

#floods, #florida-keys, #gentrification, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #miami-dade-county-fla, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Protesters Erect Barricades in Portland to Save a Black Family’s House

The family lost its home of 60 years to foreclosure after taking out mortgages to pay legal fees. Some advocates say gentrification and skyrocketing prices are driving Black families out of the city.

#demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #evictions, #foreclosures, #gentrification, #portland-ore, #wheeler-edward-tevis-ted

A Crenshaw, Los Angeles Redevelopment Plan That Supports Black Wealth

A quiet battle over retail space is a modern fight for the soul of Black Los Angeles.

#black-people, #gentrification, #king-rodney-glen, #los-angeles-calif, #race-and-ethnicity

What Will New York Real Estate Look Like Next Year?

City planners, developers and local officials weigh in on how the pandemic could change the city’s housing markets, land use and policy.

#affordable-housing, #area-planning-and-renewal, #elections-mayors, #gentrification, #labor-and-jobs, #public-and-subsidized-housing, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Growing Scenes for London Artists: Towns and Suburbs

The pandemic has accelerated a creative exodus.

#art, #gentrification, #london-england, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

The Future of Wealthy SoHo

Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed rezoning the neighborhood in a move that could become a blueprint for affordable housing in affluent areas.

#affordable-housing, #city-council-nyc, #de-blasio-bill, #gentrification, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #molly-clark, #new-york-city, #soho-manhattan-ny, #subways, #tiktok-bytedance

Industry City Project in Brooklyn Defeated by Progressives

The developers behind Industry City abandoned a rezoning proposal after progressive leaders raised concerns about gentrification.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #gentrification, #industry-city-brooklyn-ny, #jamestown-properties, #menchaca-carlos, #new-york-city, #zoning

Why Alyssa Cole Put Romance Aside and Wrote a Thriller About Gentrification

“I wanted the characters to be more morally gray, where I could explore some darker areas,” the novelist said of her new book, “When No One Is Watching.”

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #cole-alyssa-author, #gentrification, #new-york-city, #race-and-ethnicity, #when-no-one-is-watching-a-thriller-book, #writing-and-writers

Kingston: A City Remade by the Coronavirus

A writer who moved upstate for a slower lifestyle fears that the latest wave of migrants, fleeing Covid, will bring their worst instincts with them.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #gentrification, #hudson-river-valley-ny, #kingston-ny, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Riots Long Ago, Luxury Living Today

High-end development has transformed some Black neighborhoods decades after they were scarred by unrest. And not by coincidence.

#area-planning-and-renewal, #black-people, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #gentrification, #liberty-city-miami-fla, #over-the-rhine-cincinnati-ohio, #urban-areas, #washington-dc

‘He’s Buying Up Brixton’: Beloved Grocer’s Eviction Sparks Gentrification Fight

In south London, people rebelled when a developer, backed by an American hedge fund, tried to evict Nour Cash & Carry.

#brixton-london-england, #gentrification, #hedge-funds, #nour-cashcarry-london-england-retailer, #ottolenghi-yotam, #real-estate-commercial, #shopping-and-retail

New Woe for a Jittery N.Y.C.: Illegal Fireworks Going Off All Night

The city received 1,737 fireworks complaints in the first half of June, 80 times as many as it got in the same period last year.

#benepe-adrian, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fire-department-nyc, #fireworks, #gentrification, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #independence-day-us-july-4, #macys-inc, #new-york-city, #noise, #police-department-nyc

Does New York Survive the Coronavirus?

A conversation with The Times’s Big City columnist, Ginia Bellafante.

#brooklyn-nyc, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #epidemics, #gentrification, #hurricane-sandy-2012, #joyce-joe-1945-2020, #labor-and-jobs, #new-york-city, #poverty, #quarantines, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #recession-and-depression, #september-11-2001, #trump-donald-j