Turf Wars of East New York
Neighborhoods are constantly changing, but it tends to be the people with money and power who get to decide the shape of things to come. New York City has an especially long history with change driven by landlords and real estate investors. Today, change is taking the form of gentrification, but in the 1960s, the neighborhood of East New York became a nexus of what has since become known as white flight.
Turf Wars is an episode from the series There Goes The Neighborhood from WNYC Studios and The Nation Magazine.