New York­ers first have to stop delud­ing them­selves into believ­ing that today’s hyper-gen­tri­fi­ca­tion is the same old thing. We all have to stop say­ing, “New York always changes, so this is nor­mal.” This is not nor­mal. This is state spon­sored, cor­po­rate dri­ven, tur­bo charged, far flung, and impos­si­ble to stop in its cur­rent form.

Jeremiah’s Van­ish­ing New York: On Spike Lee & Hyper-Gen­tri­fi­ca­tion, the Mon­ster That Ate New York

Gen­tri­fi­ca­tion; super-gen­tri­fi­ca­tion; hyper-gen­tri­fi­ca­tion. Once the thing accel­er­ates beyond a cer­tain point it becomes an alto­geth­er dif­fer­ent beast.

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.