New kiosk sparks gentrification fears in Brownsville

A new kiosk installed in Brownsville is causing controversy in the neighborhood.

A new kiosk installed in Brownsville is causing controversy in the neighborhood. (9/19/16)

BROOKLYN - A new kiosk installed in Brownsville is causing controversy in the neighborhood. 

The Brownsville Community Justice Center installed the kiosk to display a map of the "Best of Brownsville." The organization says the kiosk is meant to show underused resources such as libraries and parks, but some residents say they fear gentrification and displacement.

Brownsville resident Daquan Wallace went viral on Facebook after posting his anger toward the new kiosk, but says he now understands why it has been installed.

"It’s for the neighborhood and for everyone to come by and look at it and get an idea of what's in the neighborhood," Wallace says. 

The organization says it plans on installing two more kiosks and will do more public outreach so the kiosks better reflect what the community wants.

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