Issues

Gentrification

Gentrification has almost become synonymous with Brooklyn. Neighborhood after neighborhood—Williamsburg, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Clinton Hill, Carroll Gardens—has been transformed as real estate developers have scooped up older buildings, putting pressure on tenants to move out, rehabbing apartments and charging three or four times the previous rents.

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Immigration

Immigrants and their children make Brooklyn the diverse, unique and vibrant borough that it is today. The Brooklyn College Listening Project focused on this timely issue in a recent multi-media exhibition entited We Are Brooklyn: Immigrant Voices.

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