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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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Third Rail Eps 31: The Case for Hyper Local News

On this episode, we unpack the role local news plays in neighborhoods like Bed-Stuy and Crown Heights and how outlets reporting in Central Brooklyn are cover gentrification. Guest: Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor & Publisher, City Limits Segment 1: What role does hyperlocal news play in communities like Crown Heights and Bed-Stuy? As much of what we knew […]

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Third Rail Eps 30: What is the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn?

On this episode we examine the legacy of resilience in Central Brooklyn by reflecting on the history of organizing and movement building here and then by asking what is the present state of the Movement for Black Lives here in Central Brooklyn, New York and nationwide. Joining us for this discussion are two organizers who […]

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Third Rail Local: Inside Airbnb in Central Brooklyn

Airbnb and the home sharing revolution has landed, with Brooklyn being the most popular destination for Airbnb travelers in the country. Central Brooklyn in particular, has become a hot spot, with tourists from Europe and around the country joining the cultural and demographic changes that have come to define areas like Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights. […]

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Third Rail Eps 25: The life and times of Brooklyn neighborhoods

Assemblymember Diana Richardson and community advocate Marlon Peterson join us on Third Rail to look at the people and identities, influencing and claiming Central Brooklyn. We start by asking are elected officials and community organizers are on the same side of community development? Then we ask what neighborhood change means to immigrant communities? Guest Assemblymember […]