afro-dominicano:

I’m really living in one of the most recent NYC neighborhoods under attack by gentrification like I’m not even exaggerating, it’s not me seeing 2 white folk walk down the street in Wash. Heights. I’m talking price hikes on local markets, stores, we’re lucky the Dominican based fruit markets are still holding up. I’m talking heavy police presence, surveillance and profiling on brown/black folks and latinxs that don’t pass for white. Honest local family owned businesses priced out of the neighborhood and replaced with a Dunkin Donuts (for the blue boys) and other bigger businesses. Fancy building renovations that were never done for us when we asked for em year in year out while we got sick or had to protect our families from poor conditions. Shit even some of my own white friends that come up here are surprised by how much of it is being gentrified.