Monday, March 24, 2008
D-Nice Photoblog - Deconstructing Harlem
While driving through Harlem, I came across a site that disturbed me. I never imaged the day that I would see a shantytown in the streets Harlem. With all of the reconstruction going on, it seems that some of the residents can't afford the rent increases or the $800,000 price tag of a two-bedroom condominium and have been forced to relocate. In many cases people have been displaced and left homeless.
I thought that the revitalization of Harlem was intended to empower the people of the community by creating jobs and improving living conditions. Is this considered an improvement?
Posted by Urban Empire at 7:46 AM