Brokers Opening Their Own Coffee Shops…

Sad but true

The Z Factor

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This is amazing to me. It seems as if real estate brokers have figured out a way to speed up gentrification:

http://ny.curbed.com/archives/2014/08/16/brokers_are_now_opening_their_own_coffee_shops_in_harlem.php

Next they’ll be opening art galleries and showing bad art. But it’s fodder for my new book. And unfortunately my books are starting to predict the future. Not my intention.

I happen to find this appalling. I equate it with the attitude, “well anyone can do it”. Meaning anyone can paint, draw, write, play music and think that they are good. Now these sharks are selling coffee. I say boycott their shops. Who needs to pay $4 for a latte in Harlem? Especially if it’s a ploy to get you to buy real estate. Where are the community activists when we need them?

Anyway, life is short. Buy a t shirt and my book. They are not over-priced, and the money goes to a good cause…me. Also not a…

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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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