Cultural Genocide..


Why developers want to stick these high end, luxury, modern monstrosities all over the world is beyond me. Preserving a neighborhood is key to this city as well as all others. At this point in time I don’t know why people are moving here. It’s expensive and turning ugly. The saddest part of what is happening is the fact that we are rapidly loosing our culture. Artists can’t afford to live here anymore. Affordable housing is a grey area that none of us po  folk understand. What is affordable and who is eligible? That’s the question that needs to be answered. And what is worse most people who are buying up property are getting tax breaks and not living in the units. Sometimes they stick their kids in the units until they are ready to move. But these people are not investing in the culture or neighborhoods. Bleecker Street once the highlight of Bohemia in the village is now an outdoor shopping mall. And now that Harlem has been discovered by the elite, say goodbye to what once was a key component to our city.

I think the next place for artists is probably Detroit or Karpland. The advantage that Karpland has over Detriot is the fact it’s warm.

Zflyer smcopyIvan is still a bit depressed concerning the holidays. He will blog soon so stay tuned…



About cherylgross

Fine artist, Illustrator and author of The Karpland Chronicles. Professor Pratt Institute and Bloomfield College. Motion graphic collaborations with poet Nicelle Davis include: Commit to Memory: The Precipice of Extinction, In The Circus Of You, Becoming Judas and The Poster Reads; ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENT, travel the video poetry festival circuit. See resume at for other accomplishments.
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