photo credit: Elizabeth Bick for Harper’s Magazine
Journalist and author Kevin Baker joins LW! to consider how life in New York City is rapidly changing—and not for the better. How most of us are being priced out of living here while almost everything that made the urban experience extraordinary—theaters, shops, restaurants, and every sort of affordable public amenity—is disappearing. In his book, The Fall of a Great American City, New York and the Urban Crisis of Affluence, Baker charts just what is happening to us and why (spoiler: landlords play a big part), and what we must fight to save. If you believe that “Those things that we do not value, that we do not actively protect, fade away and die” join the conversation and be part of the solution!