forthebrave:

Women of the World

Photos by Steve McCurry

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forthebrave:

Women of the World

Photos by Steve McCurry

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dederants:

pocketful-of-rainbows:

thisisnotlatino:

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

So I was in the Bronx at my boyfriends house and admittedly, I am never in the Bronx aside from those 4 months I spent living there in ‘94 when I was an infant, I go there like once every two years so I don’t really see the demographic changing as much as someone like my bf would since his family is there and he frequently moves from his grandmothers house in Washington Heights to his mothers house in the South Bronx.
So anyways, I was there last Sunday and I noticed that there were a lot of white people. I found it a bit surprising to see all these white people riding bikes in the Projects and seeing organic bread shops with signs that say “coming soon” and I asked my bf about it and all he said was “gentrification”. The more we talked, the more I realized that just like Washington Heights, white people are starting to gentrify the Bronx. Schools closed down, rent increased and is about $2,000 for my bf’s family (which is a little less than my rent and I live in a ‘nice’ neighborhood in Manhattan). I gotta admit, it was really surprising and strange to see so many white people. I am really interested to learn more about the getrification process in the Bronx.
-m

Absolutely DISGUSTING.

This is what’s so horrible about gentrification: people who don’t know any better assume that gentrification is supposed to make the neighborhood better. What they don’t understand is how detrimental gentrification is; it’s really to push out minorities in large numbers to not only bring in the wealthy and white, but big business as well.

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dederants:

pocketful-of-rainbows:

thisisnotlatino:

peoplepowermovement:

Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:

Mom-and-pop stores across from the Kingsbridge Armory are getting iced out of biz (NY Daily News)

“That type of letter is not a renewed-lease-letter; it’s a put-people-out letter,” said Christian Ramos, the vice president of the Kingsbridge Road Merchants Association.

EXCLUSIVE: Amid Re-development of Kingsbridge Armory, Rents To Double For Some In August (Norwood News)

“It’s frustrating. You don’t know if you’re coming or going,” said Bass, who feels as though it’s a type of legal eviction. “That’s just giving us three weeks to increase our rent, make a decision, get out, stay. This is really horrible. And these are families trying to stay.”

BREAKING: Rent hikes near Kingsbridge Armory threaten local businesses (BX Times)

The world’s largest ice rink complex is coming — but many local businesses likely won’t be there to see it.

WATCH: Kingsbridge Road shops face increased rent, possible closure amid building of ice skating center (News 12 The Bronx)

Tenants say a new landlord is starting to double their rents because the Kingsbridge Armory is reopening as a huge ice skating center in a few years, and property values are already starting to skyrocket.

This is what we’re doing to stop it: People Power Movement Fighting Gentrification in the Bronx

So I was in the Bronx at my boyfriends house and admittedly, I am never in the Bronx aside from those 4 months I spent living there in ‘94 when I was an infant, I go there like once every two years so I don’t really see the demographic changing as much as someone like my bf would since his family is there and he frequently moves from his grandmothers house in Washington Heights to his mothers house in the South Bronx.
So anyways, I was there last Sunday and I noticed that there were a lot of white people. I found it a bit surprising to see all these white people riding bikes in the Projects and seeing organic bread shops with signs that say “coming soon” and I asked my bf about it and all he said was “gentrification”. The more we talked, the more I realized that just like Washington Heights, white people are starting to gentrify the Bronx. Schools closed down, rent increased and is about $2,000 for my bf’s family (which is a little less than my rent and I live in a ‘nice’ neighborhood in Manhattan). I gotta admit, it was really surprising and strange to see so many white people. I am really interested to learn more about the getrification process in the Bronx.
-m

Absolutely DISGUSTING.

This is what’s so horrible about gentrification: people who don’t know any better assume that gentrification is supposed to make the neighborhood better. What they don’t understand is how detrimental gentrification is; it’s really to push out minorities in large numbers to not only bring in the wealthy and white, but big business as well.

bitchcraftandwiggatry:

It’s officially gone too far now.

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tallbread:

"suck my dick" 

"nah sorry i have a shrimp allergy"

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heritance:

Beautifullll <3

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Blarney #ireland

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Blarney #ireland

Wtf am I in Ireland or Greece? #ireland

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Wtf am I in Ireland or Greece? #ireland

The view for lunch #ringofkerry #ireland

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The view for lunch #ringofkerry #ireland