Gentrification of Harlem

A case study of gentrification and displacement is the community of Harlem in Manhattan. Harlem was a historically Black community since the 1920’s. It has been considered by many to be the center of Black Culture (art, cuisine, music, etc). Starting in the 1990’s Harlem has been the site of urban ‘improvement’. And while some…

Harlem vs. Gentrification

After reading the article “Gentrification and Displacement in Harlem: How the Harlem Community Lost Its Voice en Route to Progress” I found out much about community change and resistance in NYC, specifically Harlem. Harlem is in the process of being gentrified. Gentrification means change in urban areas associated with a rise in affluence. Gentrification basically means…

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