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By Brandon Harris | Comments: ( 744 ) | Date: ( Nov 13, 2019 )

A young African American millennial filmmaker s funny, sometimes painful, true life coming of age story of trying to make it in New York City a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces intertwined with the serious, life threatening process of gentrification.Making Rent in Bed Stuy explores theA young African American millennial filmmaker s funny, sometimes painful, true life coming of age story of trying to make it in New York City a chronicle of poverty and wealth, creativity and commerce, struggle and insecurity, and the economic and cultural forces intertwined with the serious, life threatening process of gentrification.Making Rent in Bed Stuy explores the history and sociocultural importance of Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn s largest historically black community, through the lens of a coming of age young American negro artist living at the dawn of an era in which urban class warfare is politely referred to as gentrification Bookended by accounts of two different breakups, from a roommate and a lover, both who come from the white American elite, the book oscillates between chapters of urban bildungsroman and a historical examination of some of Bed Stuy s most salient aesthetic and political legacies.Filled with personal stories and a vibrant cast of iconoclastic characters friends and acquaintances such as Spike Lee Lena Dunham and Paul MacCleod, who made a living charging 5 for a tour of his extensive Elvis collection Making Rent in Bed Stuy poignantly captures what happens when youthful idealism clashes head on with adult reality.Melding in depth reportage and personal narrative that investigates the disappointments and ironies of the Obama era, the book describes Brandon Harris s radicalization, and the things he lost, and gained, along the way.


  • Title: Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Class Warfare in America's Most Expensive City
  • Author: Brandon Harris
  • ISBN: 9780062415646
  • Page: 246
  • Format: Paperback

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Comments Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A Memoir of Class Warfare in America's Most Expensive City

  • Denise

    Very disappointing. This non-fiction work is about a penniless, newly graduated film student trying to start his career in NYC. He can only afford the traditionally African-American neighborhood; Bed-Stuy. I live in Bed-Stuy and am very familiar with the places he mentions. I even know some of the people he mentioned. I came to really dislike the author. He represents to me my new neighbors who want to live the "hood experience". Well, real people live here who want to see improvements and a saf [...]


  • Aaron Terrazas

    Not really about gentrification (I found this book in a New York Times recommended reading list on gentrification); more about film and the author's personal journey/interests -- which feels simultaneously indulgent and narcissistic


  • Gina

    There's no way to make gentrification AND black class anxiety not a touchy subject. Despite Obama's presidency, the black middle class rarely enters popular consciousness as a cohesive entity in the same way the white middle class does every election cycle. But because he's a (light-skinned) starving artist, Harris lets himself off more easily than he might first-wave gentrifiers moving east across Brooklyn. He has plenty of film friends but never directly addresses his choice to not seek a diff [...]


  • Abram Guerra

    Great book, a deeply personal, thoroughly researched, and profoundly compelling look at the recolonization of our urban centers with somewhat long diversions into familiar and deep cuts of independent film. The diversion about the founder of Graceland 2 was kind of long, but I'll still give it five stars because it does such an impressive job of demonstrating the burdens and blessings of being able to code switch in 21st Century America, and the journey of self-discovery that many of us living o [...]


  • Ray

    I was looking forward to digging into Brandon Harris’ genre-bending memoir about living in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood in Brooklyn right after getting out of a film program at SUNY Purchase. Young adults are one of the things that most excite me about NYC, as they help me remember the brief visits of my own youth when I pretended I was a part of the place rather than a naïve kid from Ohio. But the point of this book is that a white guy like me would have a lot of trouble understanding [...]


  • Lucile Barker

    79. Making Rent in Bed-Stuy: A memoir of trying to make it in New York City by Brandon Harris.Harris, a young black recent graduate of film school, goes off to New York City from his home in Cincinnati to make his fortune and find love and happiness. I had expected this book to be more like the mid-1980s book about New Jersey gentrification, Yuppies invade My House at Dinnertime but it is a mournful catalogue of all the places Harris lived in Bed-Stuy and moved out of, between going to festivals [...]


  • Ana

    I had high expectations for this book based on critic reviews (e.g NYTimes). I found the narrator to be an unlikeable and narcissistic misogynist (is it really necessary to refer to Lena Dunham as a "a pudgy college girl" or reference the various "portly" and "obese" women walking around?). I felt the author tried to tell a story that he didn't understand --- how do you tell the story of Bed-Stuy when you don't even KNOW you live in Bed-Stuy? And how do you tell said story when your top priority [...]


  • Justlesa Hall

    I tried to get into this. I really enjoyed reading about the different neighborhoods because I love NYC history but this book dragged on. The chapter about the Elvis house in Mississippi was random and the author constantly adding in things to make him seem more "black" were annoying.


  • DeJuan Encarnacion

    Best Book I've read in along time.This is a must read book. it brings you through all of Brandon Harris's ups and downs. He is still fighting to become successful in the film business.


  • Tiffany Guthrie

    I found this to be interesting to say the least.


  • Sam

    What a thoroughly agitating, incoherent book.


  • Raven123

    Antisemetic.


  • Christopher Febles

    I probably misread the NYT piece and was looking for a book on gentrification. But there were many quasi-irrelevant chapters that left me scratching my head. Not my cup of tea.


  • BlackBookie

    I struggled to get through this book. I am also not sure what I was expecting.


  • Alex

    Through a haze of pot smoke and not-enough jobs, Harris recounts a decade of change in Bed-Stuy and shows us a millenial's New York far different than the one of Lena Dunham's Girls.


  • Courtney

    Like a freshman sociology paper combined with a freshman film paper combined with several bad high school book reports wrapped up in a "memoir" by a very annoying and unlikable nareator


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