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Harlem Residents No Longer Able to Flee

The Columbia Spectator has a piece on gentrification talk from Harlem nabe socialite Nellie Bailey. "It used to be that if you left Manhattan, you could go to the Bronx," she says. "It used to be that people could flee to Brooklyn." Maybe this change has something to do with the rise of landlords throwing pepper spray on nude, sleeping tenants?

She continues: "We're just sticking our hand in the dike and trying to help whoever we can." At this point, though, she might be talking about a different subject.
· Tenant Activist Discusses Harlem Gentrification [Columbia Spectator]
· Photo courtesy of Rtis130 [flickr]