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Melrose »

Massive Bronx Art Exhibit Reignites Borough's Gentrification Debate

The show will run in the Old Bronx Borough Courthouse from April 23 to July 19.

East Harlem »

7-Eleven Replaces Local Businesses After Landlord Refused to Renew Leases

Jorge Vargas had run a botanica shop in the space since 1954, before he was forced to move out in 2013.

East New York »

Charles Barron's Associates Lead Push to Slow Down East New York Rezoning

They led a local community board vote to suspend presentations by the city and developers.

Bed-Stuy »

#SaveNYC Campaign Aims to Document and Protect Threatened Small Businesses

The website allows visitors to upload pictures, videos and stories about local businesses.

Clinton Hill »

Racial Battle Brews in Clinton Hill Over Closing of Popular Grocery Store

State Sen. Velmanette Montgomery said, "white people don't eat the way we do," about the closing.

Bushwick »

Bushwick Native's Photo Exhibit Shows Neighborhood in Transition

"I wanted to hold onto what I grew up with," she said. "I know it's going to be gone one day."

Bed-Stuy »

Billie Holiday Theatre Kicks Off Residency with 'Selma' Star Wendell Pierce

The Bed-Stuy theater starts its performances in Brooklyn's downtown cultural district in March.

Crown Heights »

Racially Charged Shouting Match Heats Up Crown Heights Rezoning Debate

A forum on land-use changes in the neighborhood devolved into an argument Wednesday night.

Chelsea »

Fancy Bacon, Egg and Cheese Spot Will Serve $7 Breakfast Sandwiches

The restaurant will take Cola's spot on Eighth Avenue.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Students Use 3D-Printing to Learn About Gentrification

DIVAS for Social Justice's robotics team used Lego and technology to find solutions for gentrification.

East New York »

City Wants 'Cushion Against Gentrification' in East New York Rezoning

Officials plan to turn Atlantic Avenue into a "vibrant corridor" with buildings up to 12 stories.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy Becomes 'Briar Patch' in Funk Opera Tackling Gentrification

Brer Rabbit The Opera ,   written by a Bed-Stuy artist, uses the folk hero to explore neighborhood change.

Clinton Hill »

White Castle Building Renamed 'White Hassle' by Street Artist

The name change was done as a comment on gentrification in the neighborhood, the artist said.

Bed-Stuy »

Bed-Stuy's Head Hunter Barbershop Shuts Down After Nearly 70 Years

Head Hunter Barbershop on Bedford Avenue shut its doors on Dec. 31 due to an increase in rent.

Washington Heights »

New Book Charts Washington Heights' Transformation Since Great Depression

Robert Snyder's book "Crossing Broadway" traces the neighborhood's many changes through the years.