Gentrification in Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn
Gentrification was a term created and used by Ruth Glass in 1964 as she described changes she observed in the neighborhoods and property within London. It is a term directly defined as the process of making a neighborhood appealing to the middle class. However, this definition is far too simple for what gentrification truthfully entails. The effects of gentrification involve the displacement of the poorer community living in the neighborhood and the destruction of small businesses. Today we see gentrification all over the world in almost every major city, especially in New York City. Areas of Fort Greene and Downtown Brooklyn are two areas experiencing extreme changes that are creating an unrecognizable neighborhood. This photo essay aims to exhibit some of the changes seen in the architecture and business of the area.
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