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Anti-Gentrification Wire

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Only The New Yorker could take the broken windows theory and turn it into a humor piece. A made-up company promises to destroy the neighborhood of your choice so that property prices plummet. To wit: "Dressed in baggy pants and backward hats, our agents spray-paint their tags on facades, bus stops, and sidewalks. They kick over trash cans, shatter beer bottles, and urinate on stoops—directly before the first open-house showing." Almost as good as Andy Borowitz's faux brokerbabble. [New Yorker]