NYC man's show puts spotlight on gentrification

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until he was priced out, forcing him onto the streets for three weeks.

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until he was priced out, forcing him onto the streets for three weeks. (1/19/17)

NEW YORK - A Bronx man who used to call Brooklyn home has created a show to shed a light on an issue that he says has plagued New York City: gentrification.

Kilusan Bautista once lived in Crown Heights until he was priced out, forcing him onto the streets for three weeks. He eventually made his way to the Tremont section of the Bronx, where he still lives.

His journey inspired him to create a one-man show called "Transcend" that tackles gentrification, rent stabilization and rising homeless rates with a personal touch.

Bautista's friend Wi-moto Nyoka was compelled to help direct the show.

"Transcend" runs until Feb. 6. Bautista hopes to eventually bring it to other boroughs.

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