PEN: De-Gentrify New York and Give Her Back to the World

Where: Old Gym, 268 Mulberry St., New York City

In the 1970s politicians and real estate developers promised New Yorkers that an expanded tax base was necessary to pay our bills. Now, NYC is overflowing with rich people and we are losing hospitals, teachers, and bus lines by the day. The rich got richer, and subsequent gentrification produced a homogeneity that undermines urbanity, which is dependent on the dynamic mix to thrive. As a result we have a gentrification of the mind as well as neighborhood. The panelists imagine how to de-gentrify New York and take her back as a place of refuge, insight, and a key global headquarters for the production of new art ideas and political movements for the world to enjoy again.

With Hanif Kureishi, Tracie Morris, Luc Sante, and others; moderated by Sarah Schulman

Tickets: $15/$10 PEN Members, students with valid ID. Call (866) 811-4111 or visit ovationtix.com

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