With investment, “progress,” and coffee shops comes heartache as a community sees their neighborhood reconfigured for a future that does not include them. Since the rezoning and massive gentrification of Williamsburg, close to 30,000 Latinx families have been displaced. What will happen to next?
In response to the rezoning of Upper Manhattan, @djalibc is working on a project documenting the faces and voices of the soon-to-be-forgotten. This is a clip of some groundwork.
If you (or anyone you know) are life long residents of Inwood/Dyckman and would like to talk about the issue at hand: share, comment, tag people and/or DM Djali
We are told that there is nothing we can do in the fight against gentrification, and while she is neither a power or financial contender, armed with her camera. Our stories will be told.
Director: (@djalibc )
Camera: Djali + a_huayta
Editor: Djali - 2 days ago