THE NEIGHBORHOOD – Williamsburg (Brooklyn, NYC)

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Williamsburg is a section of Brooklyn, New York that is currently going dramatic and exciting change. This historic neighborhood includes Italians, Puerto Ricans, Dominicans, and Hasidic Jews. It is fast becoming one of THE hubs for hipster culture. This documentary was made by the citizens of Williamsburg. The area has become a highly influential melting pot for hipster culture, art, and music.  This has led to a gentrification of the area and housing and commercial prices are rising drastically. This has has been historically foreign to the neighborhood. What are the effects of the gentrification on the local population young and old?

 

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