Abigail Savitch-Lew

Abigail Savitch-Lew tries to keep fiction out of her reporting and stuff as much reporting as elegantly possible into her fiction. A native of Brooklyn, she likes to write and think about housing, land use, displacement, community land trusts, collectivism, capitalism, racism, white supremacy, being half Jewish and half Chinese, anti-imperialism, and the future of America. She is a former staff reporter for City Limits, and her work has additionally appeared in The Appeal, YES! Magazine, Colorlines, The Nation, Dissent Magazine, Jacobin, Open City, and Urban Omnibus. Her short stories have been published in The Round, Post Road, The Best Teen Writing of 2010, and The Apprentice Writer. She is currently working on her first novel.


New York City considers a bold idea to keep people from being pushed out of homes

Now the question, in New York and elsewhere, is whether this growing call for community-controlled development can overcome the still widespread belief that the private sector does things best.

March 31, 2021

NYC’s Credit Unions Give Mom-and-Pop Stores a Chance, Despite Gentrification

The story of Rossy’s Bakery exemplifies the way CDCUs are crucial actors in a city that is often inaccessible to all but the rich.

September 30, 2015

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