A look at the growing wealth divide and anxiety involved in the gentrification of the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Aired on May 12, 2016, August 31, 2017, March 20 & August 31, 2018. TAGS: Chelsea, development, gentrification, housing, mireya navarro, neighborhood, new york times
Once a month, Darlene Waters grabs her shopping cart and heads uptown from Chelsea to the Port Authority. Walmart and Sam's Club beckon, just a bus ride away in Secaucus, N.J. "Right now, they are my two favorite stores," she said. Ms. Waters doesn't lack for shops in her neighborhood.
The Silver Spurs coffee shop had been around since 1979. The last survivor shuttered on LaGuardia this past March. At the time, Kiki the manager told me their replacement would be an ice-cream place. "Expensive," she said. Recently, Morgenstern's ice-cream shop papered the windows, announcing their arrival in the spot.