Bring awareness to gentrification in New York City

Afsana H, Ebelin G, Ananda D

We created a website to inform the public about gentrification in New York City. Our goal is to raise awareness about gentrification in New York City. There are so many neighborhoods and people experiencing this, and it seems like most people are oblivious to what is going on. It's becoming more of a problem, so it also may be beneficial for a younger audience to learn about this issue. There's also no denying that there are positive effects of gentrification, but we believe the negatives outweigh the positives in this case. Making the decision between money and people should be an easy choice. We know we cannot stop gentrification alone-that is beyond us. However, bringing attention to the topic may allow others to rally together and stand

The average rent in New York City went up by about 22 percent, but in places like Willamsburg, it went up by nearly 80 percent sine 1990. It's becoming very expensive to live here and people who once are being forced out because they can no longer afford it. At one point in time, New York stood for adventure, opportunities, creativity, and was full of cultural diversity. Now, it's unfriendly and expensive.

In our website, we define gentrification and talk about the effects for anyone who may not know. We also talk about people's experiences with gentrification (which were all negative), along with our own. We also have maps on our borough pages to show where these gentrified neighborhoods are located and statistics about the area. We also talk about how train lines may affect gentrification in our train lines tab. We also included a functional forums page for our users to interact and create a community of their own.

We had a lot linking problems and spacing, but otherwise we didn't face any major technical problems. The linking problem was a simple syntax error that we overlooked for almost 3 days. Fortunately, we found it. The spacing was just because we were using <h1> to <h6> and each had it's own font size and spacing, that we needed to check the CSS page every time before starting or else it would be spaced oddly.

"This is it guys. You should be proud."

We weren’t really sure what we wanted to do as a final project and decided on gentrification because we thought it was becoming a big problem. It was also personal for one of our group memebers, so we thought we could all do it. Even though we were only given a little over a week to finish the coding and the board we really came came together to create it. Not only did we code, but we laughed at Zootopia’s camel joke, took random buzzfeed tests and talked about all of our interests all throughout the project. It was amazing to create an informational website for others to use and see it display in the actual World Wide Web!

This project was made by Girls Who Code Summer Immersion Program students at Goldman Sachs - Ada Lovelace.