Gentrification

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OPINION: I Hope Amazon HQ2 Doesn’t Come to Philly

Today is the deadline for cities to place their bids to host Amazon’s second headquarters. Philadelphia, along with Chicago, Houston, Boston and more than 50 other […]

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Neighbors Want This Philly Bar Shut Down Now

Plenty of bars in Philadelphia have bouncers. But not very many have armed security guards wearing bulletproof vests. During the day.

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Report: “Anarchists” Vandalize Cars, Apartments in South Kensington

Thousands in damage after vandals target new buildings & high-end cars in Northern Liberties @CBSPhilly @ 430, 5&6a pic.twitter.com/xuJhjJ9u55 — Trang Do (@TrangDoCBS3) May 2, […]

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The Changing Streets of Cedar Park

Monica Allison moved to West Philadelphia’s Cedar Park in 1997, buying a gorgeous red brick Victorian town house for $67,000. She’d been renting closer to […]

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Affordable Apartments Getting Scarcer in Philly, Fed Says

Studies conducted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia have shown that gentrification produces benefits for those lower-income residents who do manage to remain in […]

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Anti-Gentrification Graffiti Pops Up in West Philly

A restaurant called Clarkville at 43rd Street and Baltimore Avenue in West Philly was tagged early Thursday morning with an anonymous note: “Gentri Go Home.” (They […]

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Only a Fraction of Philly Neighborhoods Have Gentrified, Pew Says

Just 15 census tracts in Philadelphia experienced gentrification between 2000 and 2014, according to a new study by the Pew Charitable Trusts. That’s only 4 […]

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ThinkFest Recap: The Gentrification Train “Has Not Left Station” — Yet

ThinkFest is streaming live all day. Watch ThinkFest here. Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Inga Saffron has written about the city’s changing skyline for 16 years. Today, she says, […]

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The Death of Gentrification Guilt

A few months ago, developer Lindsey Scannapieco paid $1.75 million for a 340,000-square-foot property in South Philadelphia right around the corner from my apartment. For […]

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Dear Le Bok Fin Haters: Quit Your Whining

Did you hear about the latest scourge of Philadelphia? No, it’s not the violence in the streets or the corruption and incompetence in public office […]

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Philly’s Hottest New Bar Becomes Gentrification Battleground

For weeks, there has been a fierce debate on social media about Le Bok Fin. It’s a pop-up restaurant that serves French cuisine, offers a stunning, panoramic view of […]

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The Battle for the Soul of Washington Avenue

Washington Avenue is not a Market Street or a Broad Street or even a Baltimore Avenue. The New York Times has never recommended, as it […]

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Slowing Gentrification By Building Up

According to a recent story in Governing, the city of Miami might have found an interesting deterrent against gentrification: Height restrictions on development. Not the creation […]

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“Newbold” or Just “South Philly”? How Race Shapes Our Definition of Neighborhoods

Back in 2013, this magazine named the community southwest of Center City the “hottest neighborhood” in Philly. We called it Graduate Hospital—rather than Southcentral or South […]

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SEPTA Key: Will Students Ride For “Free”?

SEPTA Key—the transit agency’s next-gen fare payment system—is still in its pilot stage, two years after the transition away from tokens and cash was supposed to […]