Just saw “My Brooklyn” tonight – highly recommend it. Shows the histrory of gentrification in Broklyn focusing on Downtown Brooklyn and how the local government and businesses can change areas faster than Megans and Joshes.
Specifically it also dealt withhow to become politically active to have a voice to prevent the disintegration of communities.
And this is something I wish the diehipster.com website would deal with sometimes – to put the anger on the site towards political action instead of just pure frustration. But I guess the site is a starting point for that.
Diehipster ended his blog upset that hipsters have invade Southern Brooklyn and in the end, he quit. And we can’t do that. If you don’t want gentrification coming to your home, you need to continue to fight it. If you like where you live and your rent is livable, you have to defend it. Fight or flight.