When No One Is Watching Setting

Alyssa Cole
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Gifford Place

Gifford Place is a fictional neighborhood in present-day Brooklyn, a borough of New York City. The neighborhood has long been home to a close community of Black residents living in historic brownstones. Gentrification brings more white couples and proprietors each day, displacing Sydney’s beloved neighbors and shops to make room for trendy renovations.

Sydney's house

Sydney lives in her mother's house, a home she still shares with Drea. The house is across the street from Theo and Kim, and next door to Terry and Josie. Sharing a fence with the Ulnars means Sydney is privy to the constant racist ideologies spewed by Terry and Josie.

The house is a critical piece of VerenTech's puzzle. Yolanda's refusal to give up the house, followed by Sydney's desperate attempts to preserve her mother's property, epitomize the struggle Black communities face against gentrification. Sydney fields pressure from real estate agents...

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