A Bird’s-Eye View of the Foreclosure Crisis

As part of an art exhibition about housing, artist Damon Rich used the Panorama of the City of New York- a 9,000 sq. ft. model- to illustrate the foreclosure crisis.

Rich placed hundreds of pink triangles across the model on buildings that had had 3 or more foreclosures.

"Hundreds of these pink stigmata cover Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, East New York and Canarsie in Brooklyn like an invading army. In Queens most markers are camped out in Ozone Park and Cambria Heights, as well as in parts of Jamaica and Corona. As for Manhattan, there are precisely two."

The exhibit is at the Queens Museum of Art through Sept. 27th.

Thanks to Katherine Coles

Full Story: Mapping a Bird's-Eye View of Foreclosure Misery

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