Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty Desk spent 4½ months in Los Angeles’ Highland Park neighborhood to report on gentrification as it was happening. The result is the the weeklong project York & Fig.
As the series came to a close, Marketplace host Kai Ryssdal returned to the Highland Park bureau to chat with three residents, old and new, about what gentrification means to them and how they’ve been effected by the area’s changing demographics.
Vidal Reyna and Miki Jackson have lived in Highland Park for decades, and Erica Daking moved to the neighborhood three years ago and owns the vegan café Kitchen Mouse.
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