It has been repeatedly seen that gentrification of neighborhoods happens by means urban pioneers– usually young, educated, career oriented individuals. As wikipedia put it, “they have a high tolerance for urban ills, (crime, poor-quality schools, lack of amenities like shops and parks, and the presence of disadvantaged racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic groups) that may dissuade middle class families.” Some may argue against gentrification. But if it can get rid of abandoned houses, lower crime, and restore crumbling buildings is that really such a bad thing?
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Unfortunately, Yellow Bird Gallery has been closed for over two years now. I think the building owner (who runs Downing Film Center) is hoping to reopen it eventually, but for now, it sits vacant.
You should see what that school on Liberty looks like NOW. It’s horrendous. The plywood has fallen out of the windows, and the front is collapsing. Very sad! The building was bought by a developer planning to turn it into condos, but nothing of the sort has yet to materialize. (Unsurprisingly.)
Oh thanks. You always know little things I don’t. I saw the school last weekend. All the wood boards are gone and you can see inside how the stairs have collapsed. I hope something can be done with it soon!
I have to say I love where you are going with this. Although I'm coming across this post almost two years later, I think the idea is still great, and I'm glad to see your blog is still active. Aside from things like subsidized apartments (I tend to think subsidies were the downfall of the city), do you have any ideas that can help draw new people to reside in area? Every time I come across someone exploring the area, I always seem to get a “Thanks, but no thanks”.