London gets that art is an economic engine, and that it can utilize old buildings that the entire world admires. NYC doesn’t get it. Is there still time to reverse a mistake? Possibly, if they stop demolition.
Ferguson is a microcosm of what could happen to large communities in cities throughout the US whose residents have been economically and geographically marginalized for years, as has already occurred in Paris and London. US law enforcement officers adamantly insist that such disturbances would never spiral out of control because of their closer relationships with the community.