Tag Archives: Gentrification

Everett and Evelyn Ortner papers and photographs now open to the public!

The papers of Everett and Evelyn Ortner, which date from 1873 to 2012 and consist of over 50 linear feet of manuscripts, photographs, organizational records, correspondence, posters, films, and digital files, are now open to researchers at Brooklyn Historical Society. … Continue reading

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Are You Related to Royals?

I’m totally excited for the Royal Wedding.  And despite being a Revolutionary War buff, I plan to be among the 1-2 billion people across the globe who will happily tune in to watch on April 29th. To prepare for the … Continue reading

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Calling Fort Greene / Clinton Hill

You know that part in Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) where Buggin Out tells the guy in a Larry Bird jersey to move back to Massachusetts?  That’s one of those highly charged interactions we’ve all had at some … Continue reading

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Change in Brooklyn

Nelson George and Rosie Perez were on The Brian Lehrer Show on WNYC last week talking about Change in Brooklyn neighborhoods – it’s a great segment, good callers, and it’s not just about gentrification, have a listen: AND THEN join … Continue reading

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FUREE Film Premiere

Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE), a Brooklyn-based, multi-racial organization announce the premiere screening of the documentary Some Place Like Home: The Fight Against Gentrification in Downtown Brooklyn this coming December – tickets are on sale now.  Check … Continue reading

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