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The Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights is part of a city-wide debate over affordable housing and gentrification.
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Will the Poor Pay the Price for NYC’s Affordable Housing?

That's the question a provocative new article in the New York Review of Books poses. As Michael Greenberg argues, building affordable middle-class housing in poor neighborhoods like East New York, South Williamsburg, and Crown Heights, leads to gentrification. (If the several-page article is too long, Curbed has a handy Cliff Notes.) What happens? Because the affordable housing…

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Who’s Running in The 2017 NYC Primary Elections?

Party Designating petitions were filed at the NYC Board of Elections on Thursday and it is time for my annual report on this year’s likely upcoming Primary contests in the City. Up until now, I’ve posted this report on the Room 8 site but now that no longer exists, Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein at ShakingNews has generously…

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