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Life Inside the RVs of Silicon Valley - Topic
In Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest regions in the United States, some people have been forced out of permanent housing and into their RVs. This past summer, we met ten of the area’s mobile residents.
siliconvalley  paloalto  poverty  economy  housing  gentrification 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Pittsburgh Gets a Tech Makeover - The New York Times
Much has been made of the “food boom” in Pittsburgh, and the city has long had a thriving arts scene. But perhaps the secret, underlying driver for both the economy and the cool factor — the reason Pittsburgh now gets mentioned alongside Brooklyn and Portland, Ore., as an urban hot spot for millennials — isn’t chefs or artists but geeks, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Computer Science.
gentrification  pittsburgh  technology  carnegiemellon  cmu  nytimes 
september 2017 by brendanmcfadden
How Has Chinatown Stayed Chinatown?
Chinatown is hedged in by three of the borough’s priciest neighborhoods: Soho to the north, the Financial District to the south, and, to the west, Tribeca, where the monthly cost of a one-bedroom averages $5,100. Developers would eagerly replace Chinatown’s tenement buildings with market-rate housing for young professionals or gut the existing buildings, leaving only the tea parlors and dumpling shacks.
chinatown  chinatownnewyork  newyork  nymag  gentrification  realestate 
february 2016 by brendanmcfadden
Tempting Offer Could Mean End of a Brooklyn Longshoreman’s Bar
“Everyone else on the block wants to sell, so I said O.K.,” Mr. Montero said, sitting at the block-glass bar that came over from the original Montero’s across the street, where it opened in 1939. “Even my brother Frank said, ‘Try it, Pepe.’ So I tried it.”
newyork  brooklyn  redhook  realestate  gentrification 
august 2015 by brendanmcfadden

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