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Sunny
03-20-2008, 09:11 AM
I wasn't sure whether I should post this in the politics section, but figured it's probably the most appropriate spot.

I recently moved into a NYC neighborhood where gentrification is, well, happening rather quickly, and becoming more and more apparent every day. my old neighborhood became completely unaffordable after the starbucks and the luxury condos started popping up everywhere (the rent went up from $3k to $6k in two years, hi). i'd be inclined to say that it definitely had a negative impact on the community... but plenty of people seem to disagree.

i stumbled upon this article which argues that gentrification might just be the best thing for all the parties involved. not quite sure how i feel about it. i am also not sure how i feel about my own involvement in the process of gentrification... and if i could do anything about it. anyways.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2005-04-19-gentrification_x.htm

have you had any personal experiences with gentrification? has it affected your neighborhood or your own quality of life?

WebDudette
03-20-2008, 04:18 PM
6k a month? I pay 2k a month for a four bedroom house on a ton of property.

Though I also live in Arizona. So yeah...