How to Get Away With Murder: NYC Landlords are Killing Affordable Housing

In NYC, affordable housing is under attack. As the forces of gentrification move through Brooklyn, landlords and developers are doing everything in their power to displace rent-stabilized tenants — particularly in minority communities like Greenpoint, Bushwick, and Bedford-Stuyvesant, that have long been underserved by the City. Portions of this post originally appeared in two articles written for RentLogic.

Making Up People Online: A Case Study of Cancer and Construction in Social Media Theory

In this essay, I apply a three-player model of instrumental observation to one case of documentation and performance online — survivor vlogs — to argue that information collection and consumer-user engagement with online content constructs legible narrative realities, making up categories of people and experiences.