Spike Lee Expresses His Frustration On Gentrification In Brooklyn ‘It’s f*@$%# Columbus syndrome’ [Video]
Last night while Spike Lee was at Pratt Institute for a lecture in honor of African American History Month the film maker went on an expletive-filled rant railing against gentrification in Brooklyn.
Here’s the thing: I grew up here in Fort Greene. I grew up here in New York. It’s changed. And why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers in the south Bronx, in Harlem, in Bed Stuy, in Crown Heights for the facilities to get better? The garbage wasn’t picked up every motherfuckin’ day when I was living in 165 Washington Park. P.S. 20 was not good. P.S. 11. Rothschild 294. The police weren’t around. When you see white mothers pushing their babies in strollers, three o’clock in the morning on 125th Street, that must tell you something.
You can read Spike Lee’s entire transcribed rant over on NY Magazine.