There Goes the Neighborhood – Podcast from WNYC and the Nation

We’ve been listening to new episodes  of There Goes the Neighborhood each week from WNYC and the Nation

It contrasts the challenges in the past with those of today regarding people, their neighborhoods, their homes, their livelihoods and more, drawing a wide variety of people living and working in Brooklyn.  Below is the official description, each episode is about 30 minutes long and you download them from WNYC or iTunes.


There Goes the Neighborhood takes an in-depth look at gentrification in Brooklyn and the integral role that race plays in the process.

Developers from all over the globe are hunting New York City, looking for deals that will allow them to “revitalize” neighborhoods, and make a few bucks in the process.

But to many tenants and homeowners, it feels like a violent shove out of the way, especially for black and brown Brooklynites who have lived here for generations.

Add to the drama the fact that the nation’s most progressive mayor has a plan to slow down gentrification, and encourage developers to create more affordable housing rather than luxury condos. Only, people are marching in the street stop it.