This repository contains data, analytic code, and findings that support portions of the BuzzFeed News article, “These 11 Maps Show How Black People Have Been Driven Out Of Neighborhoods In Five Of The Most Gentrified US Cities,” published February 27, 2020. That remains a question without a clear and easy answer. I say you build parking that will take at least 75% of the parking in your projects. Jersey City resident Nate Kelly used to live downtown in a $900/month apartment, but when his rent more than tripled to $3,500 a few years ago, he … On my own block, four houses and apartment buildings have been purchased in the past year, and the new owners are working hard fixing them up. August 17, 2017 ~ David J. New businesses have opened on the main street and elsewhere in the neighborhood. It is time to take a stand. South Asian and Arab residents rounded out the population. The point of my anecdotes and my rhetorical questions is that gentrification is a nuanced, complicated phenomenon—especially at the neighborhood level–and that change is a part of any city. People take strident and vocal positions on gentrification. Is gentrification good or bad? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. The Heights Section of Jersey City (aka the Jersey City Heights) was once an independent municipality known as Hudson City. The planned development has stoked fears that it would encroach on the park’s memorial dedicated to Filipino veterans and drive residents out […] An additional 12,000 … Not saying I have anything against our new neighbors, I am just advocating for a more inclusive community where everyone will benefit from the development that is happening in our community. Jersey City is the second-most populous city in the U.S. state of New Jersey, after Newark. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local. Jersey City is an area in Hudson County,New Jersey with a population of 261,746. We will no longer sit idly by, as the working and middle classes are pushed out of downtown Jersey City. I never heard so much nonsense from one person, other than perhaps our current President, talking about all the hipsters "invading her neighborhood" as if it … Within the past twelve years, I watched the neighborhood main street lose a Polish grocer, an Italian deli, a quality jeweler, and other “old-timer” businesses. Shock and mayhem hit Jersey City when a shooting left six people dead, including the suspects, and three people injured. The key to our forecasting methodology is the conversion of Census tract data into useful ‘features’ or variables that help predict price. David Acosta AKA Murdock is a Hip-Hop and Theatre Artist from Jersey City. Close to 1,000 new vehicles will need more than an extended stretch of Yale Avenue to accommodate the parking needs of the community. It is the seat of Hudson County as well as the county's largest city. The NJ Transit Light Rail is scheduled to be closed for a year. This has raised the concern and sometimes ire of activists, cultural critics, and longtime residents. Political ideology, nostalgia, and entitlement often inform such opinions. Is it wrong to want a nice cafe where one might enjoy a coffee and a book for an hour on a weekend morning? Based on ethnographic, survey, and school- and student-level achievement data, I analyze how the … Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. Census data for Jersey City city, Hudson County, NJ (pop. ( Log Out /  Altogether, these kinds of changes have put Charleston first on a new list identifying the fastest-gentrifying cities in the U.S. A former cop bar transformed into a delightful tavern and bistro. In 2006, using recent consumer research, housing supply data, and population growth rates, he modeled future demand for various types of housing. How? Gentrification potential achieved: 62.5% Median home price increase, 2000 to 2015: $152,100 to $270,000 (+77.5%) The… In 2005, I moved to my current neighborhood in Jersey City. I grew up at 357 West Side Ave, on the same side of the street as Diamond Auto Body. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! In 2018, the median age of all people in Jersey City, NJ was 34.2. An Argentinean bakery sells sweets, quiches, and coffee. Over the same period, the city’s population shifted as well, with traditionally working-class, African-American neighborhoods becoming increasingly middle-class and white. That’s the present challenge. Many blocks deteriorated with the housing crash and the neglect of slum lords. Community Rules apply to all content you upload or otherwise submit to this site. I have a problem with the exclusiveness of the project. Updated Jan 03, 2019; Posted Apr 15, 2013 . Volunteers organized a farmers market in a local park, fostering a sense of community among many newer residents and providing them a with place to meet one another. Author Topic: Gentrification and Jersey City (Read 9652 times) MÇA. A strong working-class neighborhood starting becoming a poor one. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. You probably have your general contractors all ready to go, they know who they are going to hire to get the project complete, so there is probably no need to ask about how many local people will help develop the project because you don’t need them. What is the community give back? I have concerns about the gentrification of the area. Bloggers, journalists, and authors have documented this trend in cities, both large and small. If those models prove robust, we can use the model to forecast for 2020. Prices in the New York-Newark-Jersey City area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), decreased 0.2 percent in October, following a 0.4-percent increase in September, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. As a community leader, I am asking you to care. Your project calls for 631 units to be included along with 12,044 square feet of retail space and 279 parking spaces, according to the notice. Residents are being pushed out of their homes. I am asking that our leaders: planning, City Council, MUA, and Traffic and Engineering work on doing a thorough parking and sewer study of the Bayfront, NJCU West Campus, Culver/440, Droyers Point, Waters Street redevelopment zone because with increased density comes additional infrastructure concerns that cannot be addressed on a project by project basis. QuickFacts Jersey City city, New Jersey. Jersey City, northern New Jersey, an example of gentrification going on in communities nationwide. The Real Deal also reported last month that the $120 million project is being referred to as “The Element,” it is expected to benefit from opportunity zone funding, and there are also plans for a “saltwalter pool” at the development. Chris Gadsden is a former Jersey City Ward B Councilman and a Greenville resident. Registration on or use of this site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement, Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement, and Your California Privacy Rights (each updated 1/1/21). These new businesses are clean and well-designed and pride themselves with good service and products. The Downtown area of Jersey City has changed a lot over the decades. Based off the requirements in the redevelopment plan, you’ve met your parking requirement. It’s a topic in almost every American city, including those in the Triangle. Less trash collects in gutter, and fewer people hang out on the corner at night. The downtown area of Jersey City has changed a lot over the decades. Gentrification and demographic analysis — 2000 to 2017. In 2017, the average age of all Jersey City, NJ residents was 34. Corner bars closed. My friend and Jersey City native David Acosta nailed it in this great piece. Your private bowling lanes, day care center, and market rate rent tell the surrounding neighborhood that they can’t afford to live around you and that they are not wanted. For those born between 1918 - 2015, Jersey City will issue birth records from a database provided by the State’s registrar’s office. QuickFacts provides statistics for all states and counties, and for cities and towns with a population of 5,000 or more. Neighborhoods experiencing zero change and investment are stagnant at best. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. I believe your project expedites the process of removing the original inhabitants of the community with our new neighbors. Instead of arguing whether it’s good or bad, desirable or undesirable, residents should marshal their political and social capital to define the contours of change and find a method to maximize its benefits for all the neighborhood’s citizens, both old and new. How does your study correlate or (weigh) effects what’s being done at the light rail stations. Change ). I live down the street from Diary Queen and around the corner from Carmine. The city council is rushing to pass a Jersey City Payroll Tax that fails to address the school funding crisis and might actually accelerate gentrification. Posted May 14, 2019 . But moving forward, Fields Construction is planning on building another 400 plus units down the street towards 440. How does this community benefit from this development? ( Log Out /  Regardless, a change is happening in many neighborhoods and cities. You have to sell a product to a group of people who are not here yet. Gentrification in Jersey City B.I.D Downtown Before And After Gentrification Decide With Ethics Why is gentrification an issue? Interestingly enough, the customer bases of all these businesses reflect the demographics of the neighborhood, demonstrating that most residents want nice places wherein to shop and dine, regardless of background or income. Newark Vs. Gentrification: We Can't Become Brooklyn, Mayor Says - Newark, NJ - Find out what Newark city officials are doing to make sure the development boom … Stop Jersey City Gentrification. After decades of disinvestment and decline, American cities have become desirable places to work and live, especially for young adults in their 20s and 30s. All rights reserved (About Us). Submit letters to the editor and guest columns at jjletters@jjournal.com. Updated Apr 18, 2019; Posted Apr 18, 2019 . Subscribe today ». Gentrification potential achieved: 24.5 percent Median home price increase, 2000 to 2015: $142,000 to $380,000 (+167.6 percent) The falling crime rate and new condos are … The geography of gentrification Overall, about 15 percent of the city’s neighborhoods (56 of 365) and 30 percent of its gentrifiable areas (56 of 184) actually gentrified from 2000 to 2013. Many blocks deteriorated with the exclusiveness of the project development have followed this movement! 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