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181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

Sherah Ndjongo, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under 2031 Expansion, NEWS, Uncategorized, University News

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.

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Despite Grievances, NYU Incomparable

Despite Grievances, NYU Incomparable

WSN Editorial Board
February 27, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

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.

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NYU’s Role in Gentrification

NYU’s Role in Gentrification

WSN Editorial Board
February 6, 2017
Filed under OPINION

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.

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Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Emily Fong, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 7, 2016
Filed under OPINION

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.

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The Perils of Technological Gentrification

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer
February 23, 2016
Filed under OPINION

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.

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‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

Tony Schwab, Staff Writer
November 3, 2015
Filed under ARTS, Film

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.

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Anti-gentrification efforts need to stop targeting independent businesses

Anti-gentrification efforts need to stop targeting independent businesses

Adnan Zarif, Contributing Writer
October 7, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Local stores and cafes in London's trendy East End are the wrong outlets for protest ire.

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NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

Abraham Gross, Contributing writer
September 22, 2015
Filed under OPINION

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.

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Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

Harry’s Take: Closing bookstores detract from city’s vitality

April 21, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

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...

Vittorio’s Razor: Conversation on gentrification should fairly consider both sides

Vittorio’s Razor: Conversation on gentrification should fairly consider both sides

April 3, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

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...

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