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Print: Can Social Media Help Fight Gentrification In Astoria? by Decca Muldowney

Astoria is one of New York City’s most rapidly gentrifying neighborhoods, according to a 2015 New York University study of rising rents and changing demographics. But it didn’t take an academic study to alert some Astorians that development was altering their neighborhood. Alarmed by the area’s vanishing history, a handful of locals have taken to social media to try to preserve memories – and just possibly slow the pace of change.

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