The New Yorker: Is AirBnB Good for the Black Middle Class?

“You wouldn’t expect to find many tourists, or, for that matter, gentrifiers, in a place like Ocean Hill. It is adjacent to Brownsville, which in 2014 was dubbed the city’s murder capital by New York magazine. This August, the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness determined that ten per cent of students in the Department of Education’s District 23, which includes Ocean Hill, are living in shelters. Still, like much of the surrounding area, the neighborhood is changing.”


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