I want to share these two thought-provoking articles on such an important topic.  As they both point out, we can all choose a role to play, for better or for worse. 

The Ins and The Outs by Vinnie Rotondaro and Maura Ewing, Narratively

Along one of New York's most rapidly changing boulevards, a look below the surface exposes what—and who—is really driving gentrification in Crown Heights.  “If I was white I would be a gentrifier,” noted Paulos, who said he felt safer in pre-gentrified Crown Heights. “But I’m not, so I’m a threat.” 
How Hipsters Ruined Paris by Thomas Chatteron Williams, NY Times
"We should be grateful to be jolted from our anesthetized routines, confronted when we can be with surroundings and neighbors that are not injection-molded to the contours of our own bobo predilections."

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Comment by Jenny Coronel on November 12, 2013 at 4:49pm

Students from Bard visited Middle Main, and here are the thoughts from one of the students.

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