21 Oct Disappearing New York – doors and storefronts
Disappearing New York – on a recent trip back to New York, walking around our old neighbourhood of Greenwich Village, since my previous visit, I was struck by the dramatic change in the landscape of the city. The number of places that have closed down, for sale or rent, or have simply disappeared, to be replaced by yet another high-end boutique, pricey coffee shop, or highrise ‘luxury apartment‘ block.
Almost 8% of low-income households in the metro region are living in moderate to high income neighborhoods that are experiencing advanced stages or super gentrification. Urban Displacement
A favourite old haunt of photographers, photojournalists, and writers – a sad day indeed when this place closed down.
“On hearing about the closure of The Half King, I thought to myself, enough is enough, it’s time to leave New York!” T.D. photographer
The Half King is a bar and restaurant in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City, directly below the High Line on 23rd Street. It was started in 2000 by journalists Sebastian Junger and Scott Anderson, and filmmaker Nanette Burstein, as a neighborhood place that could also serve as a meeting spot for people in the publishing and film industries.
There are 314 super-gentrified or exclusive neighborhoods in the metro region, forming a ring of very high income suburban and exurban communities around New York City, in addition to creating islands of exclusion in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. Most of these have long been exclusive, but some 71 of these neighborhoods transitioned between 1990 and 2016 from low-income areas to areas where the median household income, at $140,000, was greater than 200% of the regional median in 2016. Urban Displacement
Living in Brooklyn comes at a Cost…
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