clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Gentrification Watch

WNYC takes a deep dive into the everyday travails of the middle-class residents of Bedford-Stuyvesant, where the median income aligns almost exactly with that of the city of a whole. One anecdote revolves around a household of 12 that lives in a Renaissance Revival brownstone, which was purchased for $6,000 (yes, that's the right number of zeros) in 1946 by the parents of the residence's current matriarch—Rosalind Morris, a nurse at Elmhurst Hospital. Despite the surge in property values, "I'm going to stay here 'till I die and I'm going to pass it on to my kids," Morris tells WNYC. "The way my mother passed it on to me." The piece profiles those gosh-darn newcomers, too. [WNYC; previously]