Anti-Gentrification Architecture; See Williamsburg as It Was in the Early ’80s

Posted On Fri, February 20, 2015 By

Posted On Fri, February 20, 2015 By In Real Estate Wire

  • Should we take note? Ugly architecture proves resilient against gentrification—at least in Amsterdam. [Failed Architecture]
  • What did Williamsburg look like in ’80s? A 1984 documentary called Living Los Sures gives us an incredible look at the trendy neighborhood’s Latino past. [Brooklyn Magazine]
  • Permits have been filed for a 305-unit property at 30 Sixth Avenue, part of Forest City Ratner’s Pacific Park development. [TRD]
  • See tiny prefab homes under construction in Brooklyn. [NYT]
  • DUMBO is booming, but did you know that artists who took up space there in the 1970s chose the name in hopes of throwing developers off the scent? [Architect’s Newspaper]

Images: Amsterdam architecture (L); A scene from Living Los Sures(R)

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