Friday, January 18, 2013

Bed-Stuy Historic District: Good for Gentrifiers or Natives?

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Opponents say that new regulations and increased property values will raise rents and push out many of the people—poorer, older African- and Caribbean-Americans—who stayed through tough times to make Bed-Stuy great. "What needs to be preserved are the people of Bedford-Stuyvesant,” one resident told the Times. “I’d hate to see us become a Harlem, where the jewel has been extracted.” [photo]

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Henry Stewart is the Culture Editor at The L Magazine and Brooklyn Magazine. He has always lived in Brooklyn.

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