Neighborhood impacts of informal tourist housing

Congratulations on your community board presentations yesterday! You were able to make lively the quotidian workings of neighborhood democracy in New York City – no small feat!

These seemingly small issues can contain a lot within them, as you showed us. On that note, here is a recent article (about New Orleans) that may shed light on why some Harlem residents are opposed to renting neighborhood housing to tourists.

Unfairbnb: What unlicensed short-term rentals mean for New Orleans.

By  Dorian Commode and Jules Bentley.

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About Owen Toews

I am a PhD candidate in Geography at the CUNY Graduate Center where I research neoliberalism, settler colonialism, and the production of space. In past years I taught Urban Life 101 and Urban Revitalization in the department of Urban Affairs and Planning at Hunter College. I am a founding member of the DIY museum collective Winnipeg Arcades Project, where we experiment with different ways of combining knowledge and artistic production and display.

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