Browse Exhibits (3 total)
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.
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.