Gentrification: Another Perspective

“For 32-year-old jewelry designer Donna Yu, who supplements her art with a dog-walking business, the drawbacks of gentrification — rising property values, disenfranchisement — hardly outweigh the perks.’I benefit from it,’ said Yu, a Toronto transplant who claims that since beginning her dog-walking service in 2009, the number of competing services in and around Fort Greene has tripled. ‘I can have a decent cup of coffee.’”