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There Goes the Neighborhood

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There Goes the Neighborhood Los Angeles is a podcast about how L.A. has gone from the place to chase your dream to one of the least affordable cities in the country. Housing prices are soaring, developers adn landlords see opportunity, and many long...Show More

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Coffee, Pizza and Beer

26:45 | Oct 24th, 2017

Gentrification isn’t just about who’s moving into the neighborhood. It’s about juice bars, yoga studios, fancy pizza and of course coffee shops. What’s it like to open a business that neighbors will clearly recognize as a symbol of change? In Echo Pa...Show More

This Is a Black Neighborhood. You Aren’t Black.

24:38 | Oct 3rd, 2017

In Inglewood, developers are building new luxury housing close to tech-job centers near the beach. Rents are rising and black residents watch nervously as white home-buyers move in. For Inglewood resident Erin Aubry Kaplan, the change would mean an i...Show More

Episode 5: Williamsburg, What's Good?

30:13 | Apr 6th, 2016

While politicians and developers strategize how to control the changes in New York, we want find out what gentrification feels like on the ground. How does a tidal wave of money and fast-shifting demographics affect the people who share a neighborhoo...Show More

Introducing ‘Caught’: Our New Podcast

29:31 | Mar 20th, 2018

America incarcerates more people than any country in the world. It starts with kids. On any given night, roughly 53,000 young people are in some form of lockup. Nearly 60 percent are black or Latino. We all make dumb mistakes in our youth. But for th...Show More

Shackled to the Market

27:22 | Nov 7th, 2017

There are lots of ideas out there to address L.A.’s housing crisis. But many proposed solutions bring their own problems. This week we explore some of the most popular ones. One big idea: build. Build on small lots, build next to train stations, buil...Show More

Gentrification: No More L.A. Traffic, Put It That Way

22:55 | Oct 31st, 2017

In the last decade, Los Angeles lost 250,000 people at or near the poverty line, and saw a net gain of 20,000 people with college degrees. Will Los Angeles become just a playground for the wealthy? Meet Lizzie Brumfield, who’s settling with her fianc...Show More

Change the Name of the Arts District to the Luxury District

28:40 | Oct 17th, 2017

Are artists victims of gentrification? Or the perpetrators of it? Artists move into empty post-industrial spaces and poor neighborhoods, save on rent, create their work, build up studios and communities — and then find they're priced out.   Lisa Adam...Show More

They Want My House

28:56 | Oct 10th, 2017

Once you know what to look for, they're everywhere. In mostly Latino and black neighborhoods, rows of aging houses with wrought-iron fences, their yards overgrown and concrete crumbling, are punctuated by homes with distinctive 2017 aesthetics. The f...Show More

I Didn’t Want to Evict You

27:37 | Sep 28th, 2017

At one aging apartment building in Rampart Village, tenants are fighting hard to stay in their homes. Their new landlord wants to replace them with people who can pay a lot more to live there. Each side represents financial ruin to the other. See you...Show More

All These People Moving In, New Buildings, New Apartments

25:56 | Sep 26th, 2017

Southern California was built on the sale of sunlit homes in affordable real estate developments. But the many building booms of the past century haven't been enough. In just the past 15 years, Los Angeles has added 230,000 new residents, but only 40...Show More

Los Angeles, You're Next

04:26 | Sep 21st, 2017

Season 2 will dig into how Los Angeles has gone from being the place to chase your dreams to the least affordable city in the country. Housing prices are soaring, developers and landlords see opportunity, and many longtime Angelenos are getting squee...Show More

East New York, Did It Work?

16:43 | Sep 20th, 2017

Mayor de Blasio is running for re-election and affordable housing remains one of his signature issues. If his plan for East New York is a measure of the merits of his approach, how's it working out? Kai Wright brings us back to East New York to check...Show More

Welcome to the United States of Anxiety

10:08 | Sep 19th, 2016

Listen to a preview of what's to come in The United States of Anxiety podcast from WNYC Studios and The Nation Magazine. Listen to the first episode on September 22nd. Subscribe today.  --- The United States of Anxiety is an in-depth look at the huma...Show More

Episode 9: There Went the Neighborhood

22:52 | May 4th, 2016

The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood talks about what they've learned throughout the process of making the podcast, and how to move forward in a post-gentrified Brooklyn. Where do we go from here? How do we reconcile with what now seems the in...Show More

Episode 8: Our Town

42:24 | Apr 27th, 2016

Gentrification has many New Yorkers asking the same question: Is there still a place for me in this city? We meet Dr. Ron Dailey who's been practicing medicine in Brooklyn for two decades, all the while watching long time patients leave the city, one...Show More

Episode 7: It's Complicated

34:41 | Apr 20th, 2016

Some Brooklynites are wrestling with their own role in gentrification. Changes may be welcomed, but they come with mixed emotions for many. This week we take a walk in Bed-Stuy with 14-year-old Corrine Bobb-Semple. She's grown up in the neighborhood ...Show More

Episode 6: Trickery, Fraud and Deception

37:18 | Apr 13th, 2016

In the fast moving world of Brooklyn real estate, for some it feels more like the Wild West – developers and investors looking to cash in on the gold rush don't always play by the rules. Meet Tia Strother, she's a young mother whose family has been l...Show More

Video Extra: The Renter on Bedford Avenue

0:00 | Apr 5th, 2016

When developers tried to force Tranquilina Alvillar out of her Williamsburg apartment of 25 years, she fought them—and won.

Episode 4: Here’s the Plan

31:04 | Mar 30th, 2016

Mayor de Blasio's plan to rezone East New York and 14 other neighborhoods is his administration's way of controlling the fierce gentrification machine that is steamrolling across the city. So what does the zoning plan for East New York actually look ...Show More

Episode 3: Turf Wars

26:50 | Mar 23rd, 2016

With his first rezoning plan, Mayor de Blasio has declared East New York the place where the city's future begins. But what does East New York's past look like? This week we go back to the founding of East New York in order to understand how it becam...Show More

Episode 2: 'Brooklyn, We Go Hard'

30:46 | Mar 16th, 2016

East New York is the first neighborhood Mayor Bill de Blasio targeted for comprehensive rezoning -- and it's the neighborhood that saw real estate investments jump from $2.7 million in 2013 to $42 million in the first half of 2014 alone. But since th...Show More

Episode 1: Mouth to Ear

28:44 | Mar 9th, 2016

Gentrification is something everyone is talking about -- and the conversation is often heated. It's a complicated idea with a range of factors: race, class, history, policy. And of course there is the personal experience that we each bring to the tab...Show More

Welcome to 'There Goes the Neighborhood'

04:48 | Mar 2nd, 2016

There Goes the Neighborhood takes an in-depth look at gentrification in Brooklyn and the integral role that race plays in the process. Developers from all over the globe are hunting New York City, looking for deals that will allow them to “revitalize...Show More