Thursday, July 30, 2009

Lunchtime Recess at I.S. 195 (Gentrification in medias res III)

IS 195 is a public school occupying the ground floor of 3333 Broadway (see "Gentrification in medias res I").

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Riverside Dr and 12th Ave (Gentrification in medias res II)

I took the following pictures this morning while walking my dog.

136th St & Riverside Drive

142nd St betw Riverside & Bway

12th Ave near the 138th St underpass

12th Ave near 138th St

Corner of 12th Ave & 135th St

Eyes in the sky, 134th Pl & 12th Ave

Saturday, July 25, 2009

On 133rd Street (Gentrification in medias res I)

Recently, certain visuals - objects, views, juxtapositions - around my neighborhood have struck me as vividly portraying the complex process known as "gentrification." Taken collectively, they might serve as a report on my impressions of the gentrification taking place in West Harlem - its indicators and its ramifications. I'll be using my next few posts for (what I'm pompously deeming) a photo essay about the gentrification of the Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods in New York.

The building bearing the "3333" sign was taken off Mitchell-Lama status in 2005. Read more here.

View of 133rd St & 12th Avenue