Open House

As his neighbors pass from health problems and old age, relinquishing formerly rent-controlled apartments to monied young people, writer Jeremiah Moss remembers and mourns the simple intimacies that passed among the colorful tenants of his East Village apartment building.

Source: n+1
Published: Jan 17, 2020
Length: 26 minutes (6,663 words)

The Death and Life of a Great American Building

The historic buildings around New York’s Union Square are not protected by landmark status, and the rise of the city’s tech industry now threatens them.

Published: Mar 7, 2018
Length: 27 minutes (6,796 words)

Mourning the Low-Rent, Weirdo-Filled East Village of Old

A chapter excerpted from Vanishing New York: How a Great City Lost its Soul, by Vanishing New York blogger “Jeremiah Moss” (the pseudonym for activist and psychoanalyst Griffin Hansbury). Moss traces the current wave of what he calls hyper-gentrification back to the Koch era.

Source: Longreads
Published: Jul 24, 2017
Length: 27 minutes (6,876 words)