Exiled By Gentrification: We All Might Just End Up Living In These Un-Gentrifyable Brooklyn Neighborhoods
According to the NYU Furman Center’s, these Brooklyn neighborhoods are NOT gentrifying: Bensonhurst, Coney Island, East New York.
Williamsburg. Bushwick. Greenpoint. Bed Stuy. To most of us, this sequence reads like the list of war atrocities on a memorial wall – neighborhoods that we lost to gentrification. And while we all like to muse over once quaint and diverse areas which might have lost their soul and which nobody can anymore afford, it’s time to count our losses and move on. As in – physically move.
According to the NYU Furman Center’s State of New York City’s Housing and Neighborhoods report, the following Brooklyn neighborhoods are NOT gentrifying: Bensonhurst, Coney Island, East New York. So, unless you expect your salary to rise faster than the rents in hipster-infested areas, you might want to keep an eye on the more affordable options. Chances are, we will see you there.
A two-bedroom apartment for rent: $1500-2000 / Things to appreciate: cultural diversity, authentic Italian food / Downsides: D train
A two-bedroom apartment for rent: $1800-2400 / Things to appreciate: fireworks, Nathan’s hot dogs / Downsides: indigestion from excessive hot dog consumption
East New York
A two-bedroom apartment rent: $1600-2000 / Things to appreciate: really cheap groceries, authentic suburban feel / Downsides: potential police brutality
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