Posts Tagged: New York City

The Killing of SFist: How Wealth Dictates Local News

Did Gentrification Save Brooklyn?

Did Gentrification Save Brooklyn?

Posted March 2, 2017 by

Angry over the upscale transformation of formerly working-class Brooklyn neighborhoods like Park Slope and Williamsburg? Kay Hymowitz argues that rather than bemoan Brooklyn’s gentrification we should applaud it. In her new book, The New Brooklyn: What It Takes to Bring
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Coney Island Exposed America’s Spirit

Coney Island Exposed America’s Spirit

Posted February 27, 2015 by

There may be no five-mile area in the United States that better captures the nation’s democratic spirit than New York City’s Coney Island. Coney Island came to symbolize America’s working-class dreams, growing ethnic and racial diversity, love of amusement, and
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U.S. Gets Another “F” On Homelessness

U.S. Gets Another “F” On Homelessness

Posted December 17, 2014 by

In a cruel accident of economics, prosperous times drive housing prices higher, beyond the reach of the poor.  Because their numbers are fewer, they are less visible and their voices less powerful.  But they are no less in need. Prosperity
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TNR and the Power of NYC Media

TNR and the Power of NYC Media

Posted December 9, 2014 by

The New Republic magazine had a staff upheaval last week. Based on the massive coverage in the New York Times and the volume of tweets from journalists, one would think that the very fabric of national political debate has been
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The “Broken Windows” Fraud

The “Broken Windows” Fraud

Posted August 13, 2014 by

When a government policy victimizes low-income African Americans or Latinos, it continues despite a lack of success. We see this in the ongoing drug war and in the media’s renewed efforts to legitimize the statistically discredited “broken windows” anti-crime strategy.
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