Spreading the word…Spillage and the Disappearing of Skid Row

my younger self

https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#inbox/144964fa7f9816bf

I took the liberty to retweet a blog by dieterrogiers. It involves a something that I was talking about a few posts ago.

I think the above illustration says it all. When nothing is done about pollution, it takes over. It changes the molecular structure of everything. There will be more said about this at a later date.

This morning I heard on NPR another interesting fact about change. The Salvation Army is selling its Bowery location to a real estate/hotel developer. I believe they are Ace Hotels. This too applies to an earlier post on affordable housing, building condos on landfills and the making of Petropolis.

Although there are pros and cons to gentrification, the disappearance of Skid Row is interesting. Goodbye to the homeless, drunks and “bums.” Hello to boutique hotels and Internet coffee bars. It is the end of an era. Gone are the days when New York belonged to everyone, not just the rich.

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About cherylgross

Illustrator and author of the Z Factor. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and Circe, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at www.cmgross.com/pages/resume.htm for other accomplishments.
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