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A Response to Gentrification

Posted on in News by Michael Hamlett

 Gentrification is rooted in the idea that areas can be "discovered" and then "made safe", through investment in infrastructure, for other people groups.  Now, this isn't primarily about race, although race does play a part in the gentrification process.  The reason why I don't want to highlight ...
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The X

Posted on in News by Michael Hamlett

The X
If you're from the Bronx, you know that this is the universal symbol for home.  The X is a symbol of pride for Bronxites.  It shows our strength. It unites us in a common bond.  No other borough has a sign so easily recognized by its people.  We represent a creative community.  A community tha...
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North Side Natives

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North Side Natives
The Bronx is the northern most borough in NYC. To quote a friend of mine "If you want to see the real New York, go to the Bronx.  Manhattan is too overpriced and gentrified.  Brooklyn is a mini Manhattan. Queens is becoming the new Brooklyn, and let's be honest - Staten Island doesn't count.  In ...
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