The history of New York state can be found in its neighborhoods and the rich heritage surrounding New York small businesses.
The buildings that small businesses preserve are treasures throughout the state, and the continued need for affordable housing is something that every community can identify with. But with every need comes a challenge, and the current path being taken by New York state government all but ensures that the history of the state will be erased and affordable housing will be extremely hard to find.
New York City Offers a Case Study
New York City’s attempts to use gentrification to improve conditions have only proven to displace the poor and destroy neighborhoods that have been around for generations.
The Trend Continues All Over New York State
We will show you how to stop developers from knocking down historic landmarks in your community, and we can assist in dealing with low-income housing issues.
Until we all stand together against this sort of trend, we are all at risk of losing neighborhoods that have survived for generations to the interests of big business.
We offer these resources to help you better understand the issues at hand:
- The Disputed Neighborhood: Gentrification of “East Williamsburg” and Identity in the Shared Space
- New York for Sale (PDF)
- Gentrification and Resistance in New York City
- Altering the Urban Frontier: Gentrification and Public Parks in New York City (PDF)
- When Gentrification’s Neighborhood Name Game Runs Into True Identity
- Rust Belt Gentrification and How it Hurts the Poor