Saturday, April 11, 2015

Gentrification? In New York City? Nothing new. Read about Seneca Village

Gentrification happens. And it is painful as it rips apart a neighborhood. Anyhoo, the current phase of gentrification going on now in big cities is not new. It's a long, time-honored tradition of moving settled folk from where they could afford to live, and where they had been TOLD to live, to someplace else to make room for loaded folks who want convenience. Makes no difference that these previously undesirable neighborhoods house close-knit communities. Pshaw! (Did I just use pshaw? oh my.) Somebodies want it now because the spots are convenient to the theater, to restaurants, to...PARKS! Nice segue if I do say so myself. Read about the demise of Seneca Village, NYC. Think of Seneca Village NYC every time you hear a hipster, or a white-collar commuter who is tired of the long commute back to that McMansion in the 'burbs, gush about that steal of shell of a house in the city not far from the PARK that they got a leg up on from a realtor. Seneca Village. The more things change, the more they stay the same.

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