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Some links and tidbits following up on Monday's gentrification-and-politics mega-post:
- Three comments on gentrification in Brooklyn, one written by a Brooklyn native, one by a recent arrival, and one from The Onion, were passed along by friends over the last few days. Readers, your thoughts? MikeF/Whynot has been writing quite a bit of commentary about them and the neighborhood changes in general over at Brooklynian as well (though I have yet to see his hard-hitting take on The Onion's piece).
- Despite the New Republic's admonition that "the hipster vote is meaningless in New York City," Bill de Blasio is actively courting it, first with last week's fundraiser at Crown Inn and now with a "Hipsters for de Blasio" fundraiser this Saturday at Rosco's Pizza. Hipsters or non-hipsters, are you going? Supporting de Blasio?