On the Outs in Brooklyn: The city’s complicity behind the borough’s soaring eviction rate (Village Voice)

In which I visit the Brooklynites who have found themselves in the way of the city’s remaking of downtown Brooklyn as a wonderland of condo and office towers (and not so many, say, barbershops). Bonus material: podcast of me talking about the article!

At the end of April, the shopkeepers and residents of a block-long trio of three- and four-story buildings on downtown Brooklyn’s Willoughby Street got a jolt from landlord Albert Laboz. Without warning, eviction notices arrived en masse in mailboxes, giving tenants between 30 and 120 days to clear out or face court proceedings… [read more]