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The Real Estate Anti-Industrial Complex

ON WEDNESDAY, MAY 8, CNU NYC will hold its first Salon, a small, round-table conversation about neighborhood preservation in New York City today. Jeremiah Moss, author of Vanishing New York, will interview Samuel Stein about his new book, Capital City, Gentrification in the Real Estate State, to begin the discussion.

By the end of our 2019 Jane’s Walk, neighborhood preservation and gentrification were the topics of the day. Please join us for this timely, compelling discussion.

Scroll down for more information about Capital City and Vanishing New York.

Salon: 7:30 to 9 PM, Wednesday, May 8
Reception: 7 PM, Wednesday, May 8
RSVP: Eventbrite

Capital City: “Samuel Stein’s lucid explanation for how we got to where we’re at shines urgent light on the origins and development of what he incisively calls ‘the Real Estate State.’ Capital City places gentrification in a structurally extensive and intensive urban geography of dispossession. All who struggle for the right to the city should read this book, and realize afresh how capitalism saving capitalism from capitalism must provoke our political imagination.” – Ruth Wilson Gilmore, author of Golden Gulag

Vanishing New York: “The 21st century has delivered two related crises, running concurrently: a humanitarian one, as Michael Greenberg, writing in The New York Review of Books, recently described the housing emergencies that have left more than 60,000 homeless in New York and tens of thousands of others on the edge of vagrancy; and a cultural unraveling that has devalued, if not hostilely rejected, the significance of workers, bohemians and eccentrics (the struggling ones) to the city’s operating system. It is the second of these profound rearrangements that compels Jeremiah Moss, the pseudonym for a writer and psychoanalyst named Griffin Hansbury, who has applied his formidable skill for vivisection to the various troubling outcomes.” – Ginia Bellafante, New York Times