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TR 34: Culture and Community in Central Brooklyn

This month DeeArah Wright (co-director, JACK) and Kendra Ross (Founder/Director, STooPS Bed-Stuy) we’re looking at the intersection between culture and community in Central Brooklyn. First, we ask, Is there a Black Arts Movement in Brooklyn? And then in a related question, we ask, what does it take to sustain cultural institutions in Central Brooklyn? Segment […]

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Gentrification + LGBTQ Community in Central Brooklyn

Brooklyn Deep leads a discussion on the impact gentrification is having on one particular demographic in Central Brooklyn: the LGBTQ community of color. As our recently published article puts it, the story of Queer and Trans People of Color (QTPoC) residents, “are rarely anything but a side note in the mainstream [gentrification] conversation.” Guests include: […]

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LGBTQ in a Gentrifying Central Brooklyn

LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer) communities have a long history with gentrification narratives. Developers and privileged millennials are the typical faces of gentrification in a historically low- and moderate-income area like Central Brooklyn, but there are many who also see the presence a certain type of white, able-bodied LGBTQ person as an indicator […]

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TR 33: Relevance of Race in Central Brooklyn

This month two oral historians, Amaka Okechukwu (Weeksville Heritage Center) and Zaheer Ali (Brooklyn Historical Society), come on to tackle the relevance of race in Central Brooklyn. First by examining the impact of the Crown Heights “Riots.” Then we ask, are there dimensions that get missed by identifying Central Brooklyn neighborhoods, as black? Segment 1: […]