In this video, the BBC investigates the impact of “hipster” encroachment into the Greenpoint immigrant culture of Poles and Latinos. Over the past decade, BBC says, the neighborhood has endured two separate waves of gentrification: once with the influx of “arty hipsters,” and now, with the transformation of old industrial sites into residential housing and skyrocketing rents. At one point, an $800 studio was not uncommon; but now, rents of $2,000 or more are par for the course. ”The neighborhood very drastically changed from immigrant to artistic,” says Miezko Kalita of Beata Delicatessen.
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