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NYU Dominican Club Hosts Gentrification Panel

NYU Dominican Club Hosts Gentrification Panel

By Miranda Levingston, News Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under News, University News

The Kimmel Center hosted a panel on gentrification and what students can do to stop it.

181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

181 Mercer Street Construction Begins

By 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.

Despite Grievances, NYU Incomparable

Despite Grievances, NYU Incomparable

By 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.

NYU’s Role in Gentrification

NYU’s Role in Gentrification

By 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.

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

Cities on Both Coasts Mishandle Homelessness

By 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.

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

The Perils of Technological Gentrification

By 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.

‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

‘In Jackson Heights’ director Frederick Wiseman talks gentrification

By 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.

Anti-gentrification efforts need to stop targeting independent businesses

Anti-gentrification efforts need to stop targeting independent businesses

By 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.

NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

NYU must grow responsibly in NYC

By 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.

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...