Williamsburg, history of a musical cluster - The gentrification of the Brooklyn neighbourhood through the rise and fall of an alternative music scene[Research paper] by Elena Schmitt


The author was part of the “Alternative Management” third year program in HEC in 2010-2011.

Since the end of the 1980s, the Brooklyn neighbourhood of Williamsburg has experienced a phenomenon of gentrification triggered by a local musical cluster. In the 1990s and 2000s, local musicians built a strong alternative music scene that became a symbol for a generation. The gentrification that followed was part of the continued development of the New York economy and had an irreversible impact on the musical cluster, eventually leading to a partial destruction.

Quote article  Elena Schmitt, « Williamsburg, history of a musical cluster - The gentrification of the Brooklyn neighbourhood through the rise and fall of an alternative music scene », 17 august 2013, Alternative Management Observatory (AMO), [Research paper]

In the same section

The Resort to Belgium of French people with Autism

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Elsa Walwer

Facing a major lack of appropriate support structures for autistic people in France, many families with an autistic child turn to Belgium as a last resort to find a support solution. This phenomenon is completely financed by France. Through different interviews of parents whose child is or has been...

>>Read more

Is car sharing a viable alternative to personal car ownership?

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Laure Jaffré

The rise of new practices allowing to share a car throughout time (car sharing) or throughout space (carpooling) deeply unsettles the paradigm « one car, one person behind the wheel », which lasted over the second half of the 20th century. In increasing the use of vehicles, this « shared...

>>Read more

Paths through Utopias, a movie-book - by John Jordan and Isabelle Fremeaux

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Elena Schmitt

While traveling across Europe, the two authors discovered various post-capitalist communities. They analyzed as well as participated in the daily life of these concrete « utopias ». From an illegal « Climate Camp » to a punk ecovillage, an anarchist school or a Danish district managed...

>>Read more

The shipwrecked people, with the hobos of Paris - by Patrick Declerck

[Reading report]

[Reading report] : Alix Peillon

The philosopher, ethnologist and psychoanalyst Patrick Declerck spent more than fifteen years working with the homeless persons of Centre d'accueil et de soins hospitaliers de Nanterre. In this book, Patrick Declerck tells, with great details, the stories of the poorest members of our society. This...

>>Read more

The smart-shrinkage of Detroit: between real alternative development and adjustment of traditional economic and urban policies

[Research paper]

[Research paper] : Maième Diop

In 2013, Detroit declares bankruptcy. Three main elements explain the situation : deindustrialization, racial tensions and suburbanization. Today, the size of the city is a central issue for urban policies which bring the issue of conciliating economic viability and social justice

>>Read more

With the same doctype

Research paper

Carbon offset operators in France: How... Very different actors participate in... by Néné Maïga
Corporate involvement for local... Many private initiatives for the... by Domitille de la Morinerie
FabLabs, Makerspaces: New Forms of... Created more than ten years ago by the... by François Bottollier-Depois
Access to Health Care for African... Facing a new phenomenon of African... by Nastassja Kern
Career paths of French entrepreneurs ... The concept of fair trade was born from... by Audrey Azilazian
Economic and Environmental Interest... The French Bill on Agriculture’s... by Marine d'Allancé
Which sustainable development for... Confronted with global warming and the... by Claire Nativel
The smart-shrinkage of Detroit: between... In 2013, Detroit declares bankruptcy. ... by Maième Diop
What is the link between Degrowth and... In our society, work is preached like... by Claire-Isabelle Roquebert
Eco districts : an anlysis of brakes... Eco districts are a new way of... by Clémence Chouvet