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  • Commercial investors target Crown Heights for gentrification
  • Commercial investors target Crown Heights for gentrification
    Chris Ford, Creative Commons (2013) ©
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1000 Dean: faking gentrification in Brooklyn

1000 Dean is the epitome of cool Brooklyn, combining office spaces with an artisanal food and beer hall. But with real estate investors playing a vital role, this hipster hub isn’t another product of community-led gentrification. Can a cool neighbourhood really be created in a matter of months?