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'Buzzer' Confronts Neighborhood Dynamics in Brooklyn

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The new Off Broadway play “Buzzer,” by Tracey Scott Wilson, tackles the sometimes fraught subject of urban gentrification.

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WNYC News

Pearl River's 'Goddaughter' Reflects on Store's History

Wednesday, April 08, 2015

The downtown staple, which started importing Chinese goods at a time when U.S.-China relations were less friendly, has announced it will close at the end of the year.  

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WNYC News

Unhip Means Inexpensive and Quiet in Flatlands, Brooklyn

Friday, February 20, 2015

WNYC
The median Brooklyn housing price has surged by 55%, but there are still places in the borough — like Flatlands —  that are more affordable.

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WNYC News

In Visit with Brooklyn Tenants, de Blasio and Heastie Pledge Their Support

Monday, February 09, 2015

WNYC
At a rent-stabilized development in Brooklyn, the mayor and the new state Assembly Speaker expressed their desire to renew and strengthen rent regulations in New York City.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

BL Weekend: Learning To Drive; Gentrifying Thrift; Senator Gillibrand

Friday, January 30, 2015

3 of our favorite segments this week: Adam Gopnik Learns to Drive As An Adult in NYC (First) | Are Thrift Stores Gentrifying? (Second) | Senator Gillibrand On Parental Leave (Third)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

New Yorkers Seeking Suds for Their Duds

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Some people are finding a laundromat scarcity in neighborhoods with wealthier residents. For others, gentrification is bringing more laundromats. How does your neighborhood wash?

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WNYC News

Death By Trendy: Greenpoint's MTZ Electronics

Monday, October 20, 2014

WNYC
A repair shop operating for more than two decades is closing. The high price of real estate and New Yorkers' insatiable lust for the newest gadget has squeezed out MTZ Electronics.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Who Wins and Loses as Brooklyn Changes

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Remember when the Domino Sugar plant was a sugar plant? "25 Years in 25 Days" looks at the year 2000 and the rapid transformation of Brooklyn's economy and reputation.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CityShares bills itself as an opportunity to invest in NYC's emerging neighborhoods. Is it spreading the real estate wealth or adding fuel to the fire of displacement and gentrification?

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WNYC News

Real Estate Investing for the Rest of Us

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

WNYC
A new fund offers the chance for more people to profit from New York City’s soaring real estate market. But you'll still need sizable savings to take part.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

Edwin Fancher: Change and Continuity in Greenwich Village

Friday, September 05, 2014

WNYC
Homosexuality. Mixed-race couples. Narcotics on MacDougal Street. This archived conversation from a WNYC broadcast gives an incredible sense of what's changed--and what hasn't.
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WNYC News

Pearl Paint’s Brush With Death?

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The Canal Street mecca for artists may not be part of the downtown landscape for much longer.

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WNYC News

On the Bowery, Homeless to Hipsters Almost Overnight

Thursday, March 06, 2014

With the sale of a community center, the Bowery's transformation into an upscale playground is nearly complete.

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Gabfest Radio

Debating Gentrification In New York

Friday, February 28, 2014

The Gabfest panelists have much to talk about this week: Arizona’s controversial discrimination bill, Spike Lee’s thoughts on gentrification, the death of Harold Ramis, the Disney movie Frozen, and more.

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WNYC News

High Rent Pushes More Bronx Families into Homelessness

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Bronx accounts for the largest segment of the city's homeless population so far this fiscal year, with more than a thousand families in the shelter system. Brooklyn ranked second, with about 935 families.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

When Gentrification Works

Thursday, February 06, 2014

"Gentrification doesn't need to be something one group inflicts on another," argues New York Magazine architecture critic Justin Davidson. He talks about how NYC neighborhoods like Inwood and Bed-Stuy have managed to change as neighborhoods while not fully displacing long-time residents, and whether gentrification deserves its bad reputation.

 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Reconsidering Gentrification; Bernard Kerik; Athletes In Sochi

Thursday, February 06, 2014

"Gentrification" might be a dirty word for some New Yorkers, but New York Magazine’s Justin Davidson reconsiders the benefits and drawbacks of higher-income residents moving into a neighborhood. Then: After serving time in federal prison, former New York Police Department commissioner Bernard Kerik talks about his new cause, sentencing reform. Plus: Mike Pesca, NPR sports correspondent and panelist on Slate's Hang Up and Listen, highlights the athletes to watch at the Sochi Winter Olympics.

WNYC News

Patrons Mourn the Closing of Milady's Bar in SoHo

Sunday, January 12, 2014

WNYC

A downtown bar known for cheap booze, cheese fries and local characters is closing. Milady's was a holdout in SoHo, a place customers said they'll dearly miss.

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Transportation Nation

VIDEO: D.C.'s First Streetcar Test Goes Well -- If Slowly

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

WAMU

The District’s first streetcar in a half-century was towed down its tracks on H Street NE at four miles per hour Monday, the first in what will be months of safety tests before passengers can finally hop aboard next year.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Profiling a "Girl in the Shadows"

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

New York Times reporter Andrea Elliot spent a year with Dasani, a child living with her family in a Brooklyn shelter -- one of 22,000 homeless children in New York City. She describes the process of gaining the family's trust, and the policy response to the personal story she chronicled.

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