Browse Exhibits (3 total)

"They Don't Make It Beautiful Like This for Us."


This is an exhibit focused on the neighborhood Los Sures. The ideas represented draw from an oral history with a Los Sures resident, Edna Correa; my experience observing the neighborhood through New York University's spring 2016 class (Dis)Placed Urban Histories; and secondary sources. This exhibit represents one of many takes on the process of neighborhood change and gentrification through the brief contemplation of education and landlord/tenant dynamics within this section of Brooklyn.

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A Story of Many Stories


Christopher Quinones is Los Sures. His family has been residents of 434 South 5th Street in Apt 2 for more than three generations. This exhibition pays homage to Christopher and his family. Because before South Williamsburg became a gold-mine for real-estate and a destination for priviliged neoliberals, it had been home to thousands of puertoricans. Christophers story isnt atypical..infact it serves as representation for the thousands of stories that hasn't been shared, the story of those who perhaps were displaced by gentrification.

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"Everybody Gotta Go Where They Gotta Go. Now Things Gotta Kinda Start Over, You Know…"


This exhibit showcases gentrification through an interview with a new resident, outside sources, and maps that show the waves of gentrification from outside sources such as deindustrialization, the NYC financial crisis, and the "Hipster-era" that has brought about large-scale developments threatening to erase the South Side Hispanic communities that has called Williamsburg home for half a century.

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