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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.

Washington Heights »

MAP: Highest Percentage of Manhattan's 'Worst' Landlords Are Uptown

Washington Heights and Inwood are home to 69 of the worst 206 buildings on the Public Advocate's list.

Park Slope »

What Happened in New York This Week: 9 Stories You Need to Read

From a Park Slope Ebola scare to complaints of "Internet people," check out the week's popular stories.

East Harlem »

East Harlem Residents Fear Developer's Construction Projects are Dangerous

Residents point to HAP Investment's construction record as cause for concern.

West Harlem »

Local Filmmakers Shine in Harlem International Movie Festival

The festival begins Wednesday with the U.S. premier of a film about the life and legacy of Desmond Tutu.

Chelsea »

Vacant Chelsea Block to Be Taken Over by Wells Fargo Bank

Ninth Avenue between West 17th and 18th streets will be taken over by a Wells Fargo bank.

East Harlem »

Locals Raise Concerns Over East River Plaza Residential Towers

The developers began a series of community meetings to get feedback on their planned 1,000-unit tower.

Crown Heights »

Brooklyn Gay Bar That Opened in 1962 Highlighted in Documentary

The Starlite Lounge closed in 2010 after its building's landlord sold the space.

Bed-Stuy »

Former Bed-Stuy Laundromat Sells for $4.3M

The sale at 75 Ralph Ave. demonstrates a widening gentrification in Bed-Stuy, experts said.

DUMBO »

Brooklyn Transplant Makes Rap Video Mocking Area's Gentrification

Tim Eberle, who moved to Brooklyn a year ago, made a video to mock Brooklyn's rampant gentrification.

Chelsea »

Alan's Alley Video Store Closing After 25 Years

The shop will soon be replaced by a tenant that can pay more rent, its owner said. 

Sugar Hill »

Manhattanville Coffee Shop Chose Name Based on Vibe, Not Location

The Manhattanville coffee shop isn't located in Manhattanville, but the name fits anyway, owners say.

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