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SPOTTED IN PASSING: “WIE, KEIN PLATZ?”

  “What do you mean: no free space?” On a roof in the city where gentrification as well as misappropriation of accommodation led to a serious shortage of affordable housing. … Continue reading

March 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

“When Cookies Come, Neighborhoods Crumble” – Gentrified Daily

Here is a tongue-in-cheek area gentrification test designed for the city of San Francisco in 1985 we found through the excellent page of City Lab. Funnily enough, if you take … Continue reading

August 19, 2014 · Leave a comment

KREUZBERGED ON TV

A couple of months ago, in the bleakest of the bleak Berlin midwinter when the temperatures fell seriously below “Friendly” (or during those only two weeks when it actually got … Continue reading

April 9, 2014 · 4 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: BALKON VORM SOMMER

Although these balconies in Blücherstrasse in Berlin-Kreuzberg still need to be made fit for the summer, they are a fascinating and pretty obsolete view in the new, well-polished Berlin. I … Continue reading

February 25, 2014 · 2 Comments

BIO HAZARD IN THE KIEZ – PART 2: No longer bio but still risky as hell

Almost exactly two months have passed since our last report about the problems faced by the small local cleaner´s in Skalitzer Strasse 70 (the post available here). Frau Scheffler, the … Continue reading

January 16, 2014 · Leave a comment

BIO-HAZARD IN THE KIEZ or PEELING KREUZBERG ONION

It is the nature of cities to change. Like snakes they shed their skin regularly and grow new one – one that makes them prettier, tougher, more resistant and better … Continue reading

November 20, 2013 · 3 Comments

TON STEINE SCHERBEN* OR REVOLUTION NEVER ENDS

* Ton Steine Scherben (Clay/Tone Stones Shards) – one of the most famous German rock bands of the 1970s and early 1980s who also lived and were active in Berlin-Kreuzberg … Continue reading

February 20, 2013 · 1 Comment

BURN, BABY, BURN OR A REGULAR KREUZBERG MORNING

Contrary to what many non-Kreuzbergers seem to believe, it is not every day that you bump into 500-strong police forces in full gear on your way to the baker´s. Today, … Continue reading

February 14, 2013 · 2 Comments

THINGS THAT HAPPEN ON THE WAY TO THE PLAYGROUNDND

My son is sick. One of my numerous sons. It is nothing grave that he has: a bit of fever, a bit of mad look in his lovely shiny eye, … Continue reading

June 7, 2012 · 2 Comments

SPOTTED IN PASSING: SAVOIR VIVRE FOR REAL ESTATE SHARKS

February 10, 2012 · Leave a comment

GOING GOING GONE or ZAGATTO? WHAT ZAGATTO?

Change might be the motor of all progress and the engine of improvement but it still doesn´t make it right when it´s wrong. I, for once, am a very conservative … Continue reading

January 16, 2012 · 4 Comments

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