Double edged sword, but we will see how things play out in the next 2-3 years when those coming for the short term experience leave.
Edited by AmericanGenius - 9/2/13 at 12:02pm
so smart that they get pushed out by da gentrifyers to enjoy what they built up....
exactly. You wouldn't even know where to begin to have a SERIOUS conversation with ME on gentrification. Stay in your lane.
rezoning only works on businesses, not residential, so if apts are rent controlled/stabilized, you can't move anyone unless they wanna move.
NY got da strongest rent regulation laws in da country.
actually chinatown GROWING, and in effect, swallowed up little Italy leaving only 2-3 block strip.
this...why wouldnt u want some gentrification to happen? it's not always a bad thing and it allows the areas to become significantly safer. Would you really want to live in a crap neighborhood for the rest of your life? You guys are debating like gentrification occurs overnight when in reality it takes decades. Besides, the poor can either continue to live poorly and wait for their rent to rise and kicked out or they can improve themselves financially.
inb4 'but u dont understand living in the ghetto blah blah..it's hard to move out waahhh' my parents raised my brother and i with a combined annual income of 30k back in the early to mid 90's, while living in the ghetto part of the bronx. My brother is a resident (soon to be dr) and i worked in corporate and went back to school (soon to be RN).
Like I said that's the problem right there, these people psyches are LOCKED into servility for "the white man's" ideologies.
These people are always looking to DEFY, ARGUE, PLEAD, BEG, REASON with "the white man's" ideologies ...look at that woman crying, look at the idiot in the New York Yankee fitted "preaching" to the crowd and they're even more stupid for clapping and retaining his message. How many of them voted? How many of them even know REAL ESTATE LAWS that allows them to be EXPLOITED IN THAT WAY?
He's GIVING the power to developers, he's GIVING them a superiority by adopting the "STATE OF MIND" of inferiority because he doesn't know any better.Every time I see one of those rallies I laugh and think to myself "your doom in imminent"
Bloomberg: "If you don't like, wealthy people, SUCCESSFUL PROFIT MAKING BUSINESSES, you're not gonna have a CITY, we WANNA attract those people here. That's where we get the money to help the less fortunate"
Stupid kid in Obama shirt: "I'm a sneaker lover, fashion lover, I like being able to dip in and dip out. I like to be able to get that experience with the Pakistani, Indian, Asian person, McDonalds, Macy's, that mix up? That's Fulton Mall"
Then it's switched to a clip with an ethnic white guy, who says: "It's a weird space, I don't know how to interact with it, I think they should make it go away".
Another clip, the book store owner, who says: "It's people who were here when NOBODY wanted to be here"
I mean really, you been there for generations yet you don't know how to defend your land? DEFENDING is more intricate than just saying "I object" or "this is mines".
Europeans were catching ill fades at the hands of Native Americans who didn't even entertain the thought of them "gentrifying" ANYTHING that belonged to them...tomahawks were leaving domes SPLIT ON SIGHT.
The Native Americans lost footing the MINUTE they starting reasoning with "the white man", started trying to understand his ideologies. Then they started giving away their women and children to these Europeans, letting them live among them LEARN their laws and politics. Then BOOM! Gentrification!
Native Americans tried to take the previous stance of their fathers who PROTECTED THEIR LANDS WITH THEIR LIVES, but it was too late. Small Pox blankets, Thanksgiving and "Manifest Destiny". Native Americans were LETTING them psych them out into believing the land should be theirs, just like the "ethnic white guy" from the trailer "I don't know how to interact with it so it should be gone"
"The white man" knows how to sacrifice, RESEARCH and then successfully TAKE OVER, if you submit yourself to the notions of Western Civilization, and "whiteness" itself being superior. He already owns your mind and he's been dead for over 100+ years.
Nothing has changed in the ghettos of Americas.
This man knows ...like I said, if you allow yourself to become a victim, you will be a victim. This guy "GENTRIFIED"
White flight is a "state of mind" ...they couldn't AFFORD to run from this BLACK MAN
LOL if your still renting, it means you don't own. If you don't own, that means you CAN be moved. Your landlord has to provide long notice if he/she will use the place for his/her own fam to stay there. And all of Washington Heights is not rent controlled therefore the same thing can happen there. What makes you think it would be any different bro? The residents there in Da heights dont make the rules, they are just living there. Somebody else created them and is enforcing them. Sorry bro, but its reality.
You thought all the ppl in Harlem/BK/DC/HOUSTON/and any other urban city would be forced to move?
You can't argue against fact bro. Gentrification is reality. NY is prime location so its gonna happen even faster so be ready to go to NJ.
prolly the only time I would agree with you.
Like Leimert Park out here in L.A. More and more white folks moving back, gunning for HPOZ (historical preservation overlay zone), but the culture is still there. Black and Brown owned business still thrive here and for the most part the white folk are just blending in...for now.