Over the course of a weekday, Zuccotti Park plays many different roles. These roles are often impacted by its identity as a privately owned public space.
The city profited immensely from the sale of medallions whose value was predicated on a state-granted monopoly. By giving Uber, Lyft, and others free reign of the streets, the city acted unconscionably toward medallion owners.
In which I’m reminded that not every good thing can be found within the borders of big cities. Also, pictures from my Peru trip
Community preference, while politically expedient, reinforces residential segregation and doesn’t benefit the most sidelined residents in NYC.
Filtering to ensure affordability is important, but we can’t expect it to solve the affordability crisis on its own.
Gentrification can be complicated. A white woman looking to make a buck off the results of systemic racism and urban disinvestment isn’t.
In its third season, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt brings the complexities of gentrification to a wide audience – without dumbing the conversation down.