Tenants Rise: Resistance to the Gentrification Process in West Harlem

Miles Elijah Gamble, Fordham University


As the New York City landscape expands and changes, so do its neighborhoods. So much so, that nearly every pocket of the city begins to look like the other, and the social character takes on a new face never imagined. Even more tremendous than the city’s transformation has been the pace at which it has morphed. According to 2010 Census data, New York City’s population is numbered at nine million, having an unmatched population increase compared to other large cities in the United States.With such a population packed into the five boroughs, one may wonder where all of the city’s inhabitants rest their heads at night. Is there enough space to house each individual? Is housing easily accessible? And how have the individual neighborhoods in New York City adjusted to these population influxes?

Subject Area

Urban planning

Recommended Citation

Gamble, Miles Elijah, "Tenants Rise: Resistance to the Gentrification Process in West Harlem" (2013). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI13853163.