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Godzilla and Anguirus in manga form circa 1958.
Here is some recent news coverage on the beginnings of gentrification coming to the northwest Bronx:
“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.”
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.
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I’ve received a lot of letters from artists asking to check out their artwork and their blog, and I’ve noticed that a lot of them openly write unhealthy amounts of negative comments about their artwork, it was super depressing, honestly. :(
Confidence plays a very very important role as an artist, it’s what helps us learn and grow without the constant feeling of doubt and jealousy! You are a unique individual who must go down your own unique path, and as scary as it sounds, you can’t rely on others to hold your hand all the way through. You are the only one who can get yourself to where you need to go, and beating up your artwork is not the way! Trust yourself and your abilities to make a change, and you can do anything!!
Love your art, love yourself!I just…I really really needed this today. Thank you.