Construction for NYU's 181 Mercer Street project has begun. Some students are looking forward to seeing the finished product, while others question the necessity of a new NYU building.Read more »
Although NYU offers its students an abundance of opportunities and resources, the university still has a lot of progress to make before it can reflect the values held by its student body and faculty.Read more »
While it is tempting to take a hard line for or against gentrification, it is important to acknowledge both the progressive changes and harmful effects in order to strike a balance that helps everyone.Read more »
As tensions and tempers flare between the encroaching walls of gentrification and those who find themselves forced out of their old homes, the parallels between San Francisco’s issues with homelessness and New York’s are clear.Read more »
Irresponsible expansion of the tech community has the potential to make the city unlivable for thousands, particularly if both the natives and the transplants establish lives entirely disconnected from one another.Read more »
Frederick Wiseman's "In Jackson Heights" explores the intense cultural diversity of the Queens neighborhood. WSN spoke with Wiseman about gentrification robbing neighborhoods of local personality and his documentary style.Read more »
Local stores and cafes in London's trendy East End are the wrong outlets for protest ire.Read more »
NYU cannot claim to be a responsible member of Greenwich Village when it does not act as a responsible steward to the area's history.Read more »
Cutthroat competition and surging rent prices have forced many of New York’s booksellers to abandon shop. For local bookstores, the price of rent has reached a level that has proven unsustainable. Despite residents who choose to buy their latest novels from local bookstores instead of online behemot...
Use of the word gentrification has become taboo in New York City. A more nuanced analysis of the effects of gentrification, however, reveals a less critical judgment of its merits. Gentrification, like all agents of change, does much good, most of which counteracts the harm done to a neighborhood’s or...