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A whole lot of fail

So … the blogscussion didn’t turn out like I had expected =)

In any case, I have another question to ponder: is the resistance to gentrification in Bed-Stuy based on race? It’s certainly part of it, but how large a part?

Check out the comments in this review of Tiny Cup. I visited there this weekend and had a pretty good time. But be on notice, they don’t have free copies of the Times on Sundays, but bring a magazine, book or laptop and it’s a great place to chill. A little on the small side though, I guess that’s why it’s called Tiny Cup.

Mas fotos!

A nice house on Nostrand

An empowering mural


  1. Naija wrote:

    No, gentrification resistance in Bed Stuy is much like it is anywhere else. It’s based on the fact that once an area undergoes gentrification the standard of living in that area drastically changes. The people and businesses that once lived and operated in these neighborhoods can no afford to stay. Yes, gentrification can bring about some positives but overall you have a massive crowding out of those who aren’t as well off. Unfortunately race does play a part because generally speaking white people are usually wealthier than blacks and other immigrant minorities. Personally though I don’t think it plays that big of a role because there are plenty of yuppie Black, Asian, Latino, etc people trying to infringe.

    Monday, November 12, 2007 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  2. Naija wrote:

    Interesting article on gentrification in NY Mag:

    Thursday, November 15, 2007 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  3. Choco Man wrote:

    Welcome to the neighborhood, blogger. I’ve been in the Chocolate Factory (Myrtle at Spencer) for 4 years, since 2003. I saw that you talked with a woman on the street who said the Mynt has been under construction for 4 years–that’s inaccurate. It’s only 2. Before that, it was an empty lot, like the others between Mynt and the G train. So you con see how the development is going!
    You need to tell us more about yourself. What’s your bio? (Did I hear you mention Texas? Is that where you’re from?) Tell us more…
    Again, welcome.

    Sunday, November 18, 2007 at 10:08 pm | Permalink

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