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  • Opening Night:
    Closing:
    January 1, 2009

    Theater: The Public Theater / 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY, 10003

    Synopsis: 

    In the solo play, Hip-Hop Theater pioneer Danny Hoch storms the stage once again to chronicle the current state of gentrification of New York City. Blazing through a fierce spectrum of New Yorkers, Hoch gives voice to everyone from the developers evicting locals to make way for lofts, to the bar-hopping career hipsters who buy them, and those left in the wake of both.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF taking over

    Endangered Species in Gentrifying Brooklyn

    BEN BRANTLEY

    November 24, 2008: Marion is, by her description, “a big black woman,” and hardly a retiring type. But when she walks into the new French café in her neighborhood — a place dominated by thin, pale, chic people — nobody sees her. It’s not that she’s being ignored, she says; it’s that “I don’t exist.” In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, her longtime neighborhood, she has become an invisible woman.

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