Please join us on Wednesday, May 13th at 7pm for a launch of DW Gibson's new book, The Edge Becomes the Center.
If you live in a city, you've seen firsthand how gentrification has transformed our surroundings. It has so altered the way cities look, feel, cost, and even smell to such an extent that it's hard to imagine that it could ever have been otherwise. The Edge Becomes The Center captures the stories of the many kinds of people brokers, buyers, sellers, renters, landlords, artists, contractors, politicians and everyone in between who are being shaped by and are shaping the new New York City. In this extraordinary oral history, DW Gibson takes gentrification out of the op-ed columns and the textbooks and brings it to life. In the plainspoken, casually authoritative tradition of Jane Jacobs and Studs Terkel, The Edge Becomes The Center is an inviting and essential portrait of the way we live now.
DW Gibson is the author of Not Working: People Talk About Losing a Job and Finding Their Way in Today's Changing Economy. His work has appeared in publications such as The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Daily Beast, BOMB, and The Caravan. Gibson serves as director of Writers Omi at Ledig House in Ghent, New York, which is part of the Omi International Arts Center. He lives in New York City with his wife and daughter.