Essay: Outsourcing a Neighbourhood

 Hudson Yards viewed from Central Park

New York’s Hudson Yards is the biggest private real estate development in the United States. If this is the future of the metropolis, it’s pretty bleak. A mixture of tax breaks, visas-for-investment, and diverted funds. Here are the details behind this new nexus of money, urban redesign, and inequality. 

"Rights to citizenship are only truly guaranteed to those of the elite class who have the resources to buy them." 

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