Gentrify This!

Carl L Lane
4 min readJul 12, 2020

The Work of Saving Urban Communities

Image by @Calvin Lupia via Unsplash

My friend Edwin, a resident of Flatbush Brooklyn, moved to New York from Houston almost twenty years ago. He’s a theatre and acting teacher. Edwin once told me that when he first moved to Flatbush his white friends and colleagues wouldn’t even come to the neighborhood to hang out with him, thinking the area was a little too real, rough around the edges and much of the interior too. Ten years later…

Carl L Lane

English degree, published author of fiction and nonfiction, certified sommelier, fitness enthusiast, and someone who cares deeply about the world we live in.