Saturday, July 25, 2009

On 133rd Street (Gentrification in medias res I)

Recently, certain visuals - objects, views, juxtapositions - around my neighborhood have struck me as vividly portraying the complex process known as "gentrification." Taken collectively, they might serve as a report on my impressions of the gentrification taking place in West Harlem - its indicators and its ramifications. I'll be using my next few posts for (what I'm pompously deeming) a photo essay about the gentrification of the Manhattanville and Hamilton Heights neighborhoods in New York.

The building bearing the "3333" sign was taken off Mitchell-Lama status in 2005. Read more here.

View of 133rd St & 12th Avenue

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