Brooklyn holds a special place in many people’s hearts. It is one of five boroughs in New York City and it’s been undergoing some significant changes for quite awhile. Gentrification is real and it is happening all around the city. Brooklyn has been under the gentrification umbrella for quite some time. These changes are bringing in different businesses and different types of people that are disturbing the chemistry of the community. The genuine vibe and culture of the different BK communities are like no other. BK b4 Barclays™ is here to keep the culture of Brooklyn alive.
BK b4 Barclays™ is looking to secure all things Brooklyn and not let gentrification change its rich past and history. There are many people moving out of the borough to find more affordable living arrangements. They are taking their stories with them. Whether it was a success or a struggle, growing up in Brooklyn was an experience. Brooklyn raised some of the culture’s biggest influences. Biggie Smalls, Jay Z, Spike Lee, and Mike Tyson are just a few of the people who came up on those BK streets. That Brooklyn is quickly disappearing and being replaced by a culture that most in the neighborhood don’t identify with.
This Saturday, in Brooklyn (of course), BK b4 Barclays™ is set to launch and celebrate BK. This event is open to the public and invited guests can partake in an evening of sharing stories, building connections, previewing the docu-series, check out some vintage BK photos while listening to the tunes of BK’s own DJ Clark Kent. For more information and tickets to the launch on Saturday, visit here.
“The most important thing we can do as a community is educate ourselves about ourselves, educate our friends and family about ourselves, and educate our community about ourselves.”