Wednesday, December 2, 2015

““I’ve been here 38 years; I’m not going anywhere,” said...



""I've been here 38 years; I'm not going anywhere," said Donna Mossman, a longtime resident of Crown Heights, who recently refused a buyout to vacate her apartment. "But if you've never had $50,000, that seems like a lot of money." The African-Americans and West Indians who have made their homes for generations in this Brooklyn neighborhood are scattering, muscled out by surging rents and, tenant advocates say, landlords who harass tenants, withhold repairs or use evictions to make room for higher-income renters. Donna, a member of the #CrownHeights Tenants Union, told @nytimes she. "But if you've never had $50,000, that seems like a lot of money." @bryanthomasphoto photographed Donna while on #nytassignment in Brooklyn. #gentrification" By nytimes on Instagram.



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