Gentrification Of Fort Greene, Brooklyn Drawn Into Spotlight After Spike Lee Rant On Subject


A man stands outside a discount store in the Fort Greene neighborhood... News PhotoAdult,Artist,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Borough - District Type,Brooklyn - New York,City,Film Director,Fort Greene,Healthcare And Medicine,Horizontal,Men,New York City,Poverty,Residential District,Sale,Social Issues,Spike Lee,Standing,Store,USA,WealthPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesNEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 27: A man stands outside a discount store in the Fort Greene neighborhood where the director and artist Spike Lee once lived on February 27, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. During a recent African-American History Month lecture, Lee used strong language to vent his feelings about gentrification in his former neighborhood and other parts of Brooklyn. Numerous Brooklyn neighborhoods, which were once considered dangerous and underdeveloped, have gone through transformations in recent years resulting in more affluent newcomers displacing long time residents. The 'Do The Right Thing' director accused many newcomers of not respecting neighborhoods history or character. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)