General Resources and Reading
Robleno, S. Co-owning with friends in New York, New York Times, 2014
Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative, Boston, Building Neighborhoods Block by Block: Ten Lessons We’ve Learned on Dudley Street
Tom Wetzel’s Blog Uncanny
Jessica Gordon Nembhard, Collective Courage:A History of African American Cooperative Economic Thought and Practice , Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014
Tom Angotti, New York For Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate, MIT Press, 2011
Rosalyn Deutsche, Evictions: Art and Spatial Politics, MIT Press, 1996
Placemaking and place-sustaining Art Projects
The Up Truck, Boston
Fairmount Cultural Corridor, Boston
http://www.grittv.org “Collective Courage: A Conversation on Cooperation in African-American
How to research an “Odd Lot”
1. Find a property (especially one that looks abandoned) and decide to figure out who owns it, how much they got it for, and if they’ve paid off the mortgage.
2. Translate the address to Block and Lot # by going to: http://webapps.nyc.gov:8084/CICS/fin1/find001i
3. Type in the Block and Lot in ACRIS to get the property records: http://a836-acris.nyc.gov/DS/DocumentSearch/BBL
4. See the name of the current owner, and the previous owner, and mortgage status.
5. Google the owners, to get a full picture of the context.
6. Find Out Who has Spilled on that lot (Oasis)