Gentrification

WHO WINS, WHO LOSES?

For Latino and Hasidic families who have lived for decades in the Brooklyn waterfront community of Williamsburg, the September 19, 2005 headline in New York magazine wasn’t exactly news: “The Southside of Williamsburg has become a place to put down roots,” it declared. Williamsburg has long been a place where people put down roots-see Betty Smith’s 1943 novel, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn, or Arthur A. Cohen and Philip Garvin’s 1970 study, A...

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