Event Title

Life and Leisure in a Gentrifying Fort Greene

Presenter Information

Lucas Killcoyne, Colby CollegeFollow

Location

Diamond 221

Start Date

1-5-2014 9:00 AM

End Date

1-5-2014 3:00 PM

Project Type

Presentation- Restricted to Campus Access

Description

Gentrification has manifested itself in Brooklyn through an abundance of upper-middle class targeting drinking establishments. Bars constructed to mimic trendy spots of years past updated with a hipster twist have ushered in a wave of gentrifying young people who are able to find comfort in what could be an unwelcoming territory in large part due to the proliferation of upper-middle class watering holes. Brooklyn is the most current example of the overwhelming creep of gentrification throughout New York City. Given Manhattans outlandish real-estate market, and the pull that New York City seems to have upon the nations young adults, the outer boroughs seem destined to catch the overflow of wealthy migrants who came to New York looking to have a good time. Their higher income levels or parentally sponsored bank accounts elevate the leisure space to integral status in the day to day life of the gentrifying millennial, thusly serving as a bellwether for the changing demographics within Brooklyn.

Faculty Sponsor

Ben Lisle

Sponsoring Department

Colby College. American Studies Program

CLAS Field of Study

Interdisciplinary Studies

Event Website

http://www.colby.edu/clas

ID

530

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Life and Leisure in a Gentrifying Fort Greene

Diamond 221

Gentrification has manifested itself in Brooklyn through an abundance of upper-middle class targeting drinking establishments. Bars constructed to mimic trendy spots of years past updated with a hipster twist have ushered in a wave of gentrifying young people who are able to find comfort in what could be an unwelcoming territory in large part due to the proliferation of upper-middle class watering holes. Brooklyn is the most current example of the overwhelming creep of gentrification throughout New York City. Given Manhattans outlandish real-estate market, and the pull that New York City seems to have upon the nations young adults, the outer boroughs seem destined to catch the overflow of wealthy migrants who came to New York looking to have a good time. Their higher income levels or parentally sponsored bank accounts elevate the leisure space to integral status in the day to day life of the gentrifying millennial, thusly serving as a bellwether for the changing demographics within Brooklyn.

http://digitalcommons.colby.edu/clas/2014/program/268