There Went the Neighborhood
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Mouth to Ear
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Our Town
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Here's the Plan
WNYC Studios Frillmann is the Enterprise Editor at WNYC News. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. This new WNYC Studios MULTIMEDIA There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 4. Co-published with WNYC Studios and
Turf Wars
Special Projects on Race for WNYC. Karen Frillmann is the Enterprise Editor at WNYC News. Co WNYC Studios WNYC Studios MULTIMEDIA There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 3. Co-published with WNYC Studios and -published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. This new podcast takes an in-depth look at the gentrification of Brooklyn, and the role race plays in the process.
'Brooklyn, We Go Hard'
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Williamsburg, What's Good?
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It's Complicated
. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. This new podcast takes an in-depth look at the WNYC Studios MULTIMEDIA There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 7. Co-published with WNYC Studios and WNYC Studios Producer of Special Projects on Race for WNYC. Karen Frillmann is the Enterprise Editor at WNYC News
Two Old Theatres, One New North Shore
WNYC Studios WNYC Studios ANALYSIS Co-published with WNYC Studios. It’s a struggle to afford living in New York with fewer cultural resources. Co-published with WNYC Studios.
Trickery, Fraud and Deception
WNYC Studios WNYC Studios MULTIMEDIA There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 6. Co-published with WNYC Studios and Kids Roast Marshmallows at Maple Street Garden. In the fast moving world of Brooklyn real estate, for some it feels more like the Wild West – developers and investors looking to cash in on the gold rush don't always play by the rules. Meet Tia Strother, she's a young mother whose family has been living in Bedford-Stuyvesant for five generations. Tia tells us how horrifying it was to learn that her 90-year-old great grandmother was convinced to sign away the family home to a speculator. She did so for no money and with no lawyer present. Now the family is fighting to hang on to the house. And we visit Prospect Lefferts-Gardens to get the story of a vacant lot at 237 Maple Street. Neighbors – new and old – have spent the last five years transforming this one small piece of Brooklyn from a dumping ground to a thriving community garden. They put together a composting program and arranged visits for kids at a local pre-school; there were summer BBQs and weed picking parties. But all of that came to a halt one day in 2014 when Joseph and Michael Makhani showed up, claiming to own the lot. The only problem: their deed might be fraudulent. Now they are in court, battling it out with the gardeners, trying to establish their ownership of the property in order to build a five-story luxury apartment building. The gardeners and their lawyer have a plan to beat the Makhanis, but the cost of such a victory might be too high. Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes. Kai Wright is the Features Editor of The Nation and a reporting fellow of the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute. Rebecca Carroll is the Producer of Special Projects on Race for WNYC. Karen Frillmann is the Enterprise Editor at WNYC News. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. This new podcast takes an in-depth look at the gentrification of Brooklyn, and the role race plays in the process.
Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future
Kevin Dooley Staten Island Arts Organization Tries to Create Its Own Future Extensive private developments and an upcoming city rezoning for the North Shore of Staten Island have residents worried about the future look and feel of their neighborhoods. Lifelong resident and musician Bob Wright, says this part of the island is at risk of losing its long-held artistic identity because the area could become less affordable. "The artists tend to congregate on the North Shore where generally things have been cheaper and it’s not as residential," he said. "There are places where they can have spaces to work. Part of the concerns is loss of those spaces as things get developed." For the last few years, local arts council Staten Island Arts has heard more and more of these concerns. So, it started a project called Future Culture, with the goal of bringing artists and residents into the conversation about development on the North Shore. In 2014, it began collaborating with the Design Trust for Public Space, a nonprofit that seeks to transform underutilized public space in NYC. Elizabeth Bennett, the executive director of Staten Island Arts, says now is the time to start planning, before the buildings go up. "All of this is really important now because there is so much is changing and it’s happening very rapidly," she said. "So we are providing a forum for people to be heard, but also to be a part of the process." Future Culture is supported financially by the Design Trust's Founders Circle, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, the city's Economic Development Corporation, and private developers in the area: Ironstate, Triange Equities, BFC Partners, and the New York Wheel. During a community even last month, Future Culture released a document with 7 initial recommendations for how the North Shore should be developed. The next step phase for Future Culture is to find artists for two pilot projects, that incorporate the recommendations. A final draft of their recommendations will be issued in the fall. Co-published with WNYC Studios. WNYC Studios WNYC Studios ANALYSIS Co-published with WNYC Studios. Extensive private developments and an
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