New landlords in Crown Heights are revoking “preferential” rents and imposing staggering increases on residents, City Limits reports.
BRIC is hosting a town hall on gentrification in Brooklyn on Jan. 28, urging all voices in the borough to #BHeard.
“Brer Rabbit the Opera: A Funky Meditation on Gentrification” by Bedford–Stuyvesant performance artist Aisha Cousins tells a story of gentrification with the help of African folk tales and funk music, reports The Brooklyn Paper.
A coalition of 40 housing activists wants the city to halt development in the Broadway Triangle neighborhood, claiming apartments are being constructed to serve mostly Hasidic Jewish families, The Brooklyn Paper reports.
Tenants at a recent forum conceded that NYCHA has begun to address a backlog of work orders, but made clear there’s much still to be addressed, reports City Limits.
Assemblymember Robert J. Rodriguez writes in Gotham Gazette that the city should carefully vet plans to sell off a 50 percent stake in six developments.
Tenants of 590 Bushwick Ave. are fighting eviction by a new owner, following years of paying rent month-to-month, Brooklyn Brief reports.
At NYCHA’s Mitchel Houses in the Bronx, residents must cope with elevators that break down frequently, and for some it’s more than a mere inconvenience, Mott Haven Herald reports.
In the new Bronx, there are new businesses and new developments but there’s still poverty and housing displacement, El Diario reports.
The tenant group Los Sures helped renovate a 56-unit building for seniors in Williamsburg, Greenpoint Gazette reports.
News that the Sunset Park Library might expand if space above it is turned into affordable housing drew mixed reactions from locals, reports Home Reporter News.
In this episode of CUNY TV’s “Independent Sources,” clergy find ways to build affordable housing; Immigrant Affairs Commissioner Nisha Agarwal meets with the community and ethnic press; and the grandson of Ossie Davis and Ruby Dee directs a documentary on the couple.
Permanent housing solutions to homelessness were explored at a recent forum in the South Bronx, The Hunts Point Express reports.
A Republican-controlled state senate may not bode well for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s housing policies but City Limits finds that the situation may not be that much worse than it was prior to the election.
In northern Manhattan, politicians and community members marched on Oct. 25 in support of rent regulations that will “keep affordable housing affordable,” Manhattan Times reports.