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Gallery’s ‘Bushwick 200’ List Sparks White-Hot Gentrification Debate

An image posted in response to the event, via becausecapitalism.org.

An image posted in response to the event, via becausecapitalism.org.

If you thought the season for “top 10” lists was over, think again: a Bushwick art gallery, Fuchs Projects, has stirred up some controversy with its planned “Bushwick 200” list.

Last week, the gallery announced that it was set to identify “the 200 most influential people in Bushwick in 2016 in the Arts, Restaurants and Bars, Music, performing arts, Entertainment, Health, Real Estate, Gaming, Design and Hi-tech.” The “comprehensive list” of those who are “shaping the neighborhood of Bushwick” and “transforming the conventional” is being compiled “with the help of more than a dozen experts in different fields of art and commerce,” according to the gallery.

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Bushwick Vendors Market Works To Bridge The Gap

bushwickvendorsLast time we checked in with boutique owner Yazmin Colon, she had started a discussion group and a blog meant to bridge the divide between Bushwick’s newer residents and longtimers like herself. Now she’s stepping up her ongoing efforts to unite everyone through that universal pastime — shopping. “You know that saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a kid’? Well, what I’m trying to do is build my own little village,” Yazmin explained.
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