Tag Archives: Gentrification

South Bronx: home of hip-hop combats to keep its feeling as gentrification moves in

As Netflixs new evidence The Get down graphs the boroughs musical past, the area is becoming a hipster hotspot In New York right now the talk is all about The Get down. Baz Luhrmanns Netflix visual extravaganza graphing the birth of hip-hop was the most eagerly awaited brand-new appearance of the summer, a hugely expensive( … Read More

Los Angeles’s mural ‘movement’: ‘It gives you a sense of pride and belonging’

Colorful murals have brought street artwork to LAs rundown back alley. But amid gentrification, are they delivering people together or merely decorate over the crackings? In the shadow of downtown Los Angeles, neighboring to artsy enclaves of Silver Lake and Echo Park, is a rundown expanse called Historic Filipinotown, called for its formerly thriving post-war … Read More