Perched on an armchair, dressed in black, Marco Ursino, a filmmaker, drew on a cigarette. ''Manhattan is saturated,'' he said. ''Williamsburg is the next big thing.'' Bahrampour, 2000 At the banks of the East River, located at the northeast of Brooklyn, there is Williamsburg, a neighborhood with more than 32.926 inhabitants and more than 200… Continue reading LedisFlam

The problem with gentrification

Depending on your way of looking, urban transformations can be appreciated either as intense controversies or as black boxes labeled under the label of gentrification. Although at the beginning gentrification looks like a controversy itself, the debates around this concept seem is getting cold and shaped as a not official agreement (Hammet, 1991) between the… Continue reading The problem with gentrification