Gentrification Express: Breaking Down the BQX

In January of 2016, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio revealed his prepare for the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX), a tram that would run a 16- mile waterside path from Astoria, Queens to Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The statement got here with a PR project that declares the BQX as a transit choice that would, among other things, serve the low-income neighborhoods along the passage. A closer take a look at who is pressing the strategy and how it will be moneyed exposes that the BQX counts on the displacement of the neighborhoods they are presently attempting to offer it to.

Featuring: Elizabeth Yeampierre and Antoinette Martinez (UPROSE), Sylvia White (Justice For All Coalition), Professor Samuel Stein (HUNTER COLLEGE), Jenny Dubnau (ASAP Artists).

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