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Haruka Sakaguchi – Original New Yorkers « burn magazine

Author Tom Slater describes gentrification as a “spatial expression of economic inequality.” It is, in short, the process by which middle and upper class residents and investors take over a predominantly working and lower-middle-class neighborhood, displacing former residents and altering the social fabric of the community. Processes of gentrification have often been conflated with terms such as “urban renewal” and “revitalization” while invoking devastating consequences for working and lower-middle-class residents of major cities. Original New Yorkers is an ongoing portrait series of New York natives who have been affected by gentrification.

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