James Fergusson is the former editor of the Mount Hope Monitor and Tremont Tribune, two nonprofit community newspapers in the Bronx.
ARTICLES IN SHELTERFORCE since jan 08
- Saving the Birthplace of Hip-Hop
A Bronx-based building known as the birthplace of hip-hop has been the subject of a high-profile tug of war between gambling real-estate investors and an eclectic yet powerful group of tenants, housing advocates, city agencies, local politicians, and hip-hop artists. The building’s well-publicized plight has helped shine a light on the threat predatory equity poses to affordable multifamily housing.