Besides simply saying gentrification is bad Spike addresses the issues of new people trampling the longstanding culture of existing residents, neighborhood renaming and my fave the "discovery" of places that already have people, culture and life.
A few highlights:
"Why does it take an influx of white New Yorkers into South Bronx, Harlem…for the facilities to get better?"
"The motherfucking Christopher Columbus syndrome… you can't discover this we been here."
Spike also references the Michael Jackson Tribute party planned for Fort Greene park back in 2009, and how it was turned away, by new residents to the area, which I wrote about on this blog: http://umbrooklynborn.blogspot.com/2009/08/community-is-bigger-than-one-person.html
All that's essentially the raison d'être of this blog, nearly verbatim. Wonder if Spike's a reader?
The whole breakdown from NYMag: