Special Report: In Our Backyard

Crown Heights – Franklin Avenue

Episode 1. Crown Heights activists fight for sunlight, fear gentrification despite lack of affordable housing,


Mott Haven residents use their voice and art to tell their stories

Neighborhood women,street vendors, chefs, activists, teamed up with art collectives to trace their journeys to Mott Haven, their home.


Brooklyn protesters say no to gentrification

Brooklyn is changing.


Protests against redeveloping Crown Heights’ Bedford-Union Armory continue

Neighbors are worried that development plans could lead to further gentrification of Crown Heights.


Artists get priced out of rising NYC rents

Rents have risen and so have the cost of artist studios.


A community victory in Loisaida

A sign supporting the return of the CHARAS community center to the people of the Lower East Side. Photo Credit […]


El Taller Latino-Americano faces eviction

With rising rents, the cultural center is about to be driven out of the area.


The art of gentrification in Bushwick

With each next big gallery opening, Bushwick’s art scene moves a little closer to being a pricey twin to Williamsburg’s art scene.


Hair salon reflects changing neighborhood

Diversity has brought hope and new clients to Crown Heights.


Amid brownstones, neighborhood morphs

Carroll Gardens, a Brooklyn neighborhood, has changed drastically since Stuart Zagnit moved there 20 years ago.