So, there's an "Open Letter" to landlords on the Prospect Heights Forum about, um, demographic trends in some Brooklyn neighborhods. It includes some "advice" about gentrificationists to avoid:
don't rent to anyone that was in a frat or sorority. don't rent to anyone who wears black pants, a blue shirt and a gold tie to work. don't rent to anyone who gushes about the opening of a sushi restaurant on franklin without at least considering that every new business catering to recent arrivals ratchets up the cycle of neighborhood replacement. don't rent to anyone who works in equity trading, i-banking or finance in general. don't rent to anyone who describes things as "sketch" (a term only used by people who aren't from the area they're describing). don't rent to anyone who wears a dirty white baseball cap. don't rent to anyone who played lacrosse (unless they're indians). don't rent to anyone who like totally talks in that cringe-inducing neo-valley girl voice.Any questions?
· An Open Letter to Landlords [Prospect Heights Forum] [Photo courtesy brandonzwa/flickr]