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York & Fig: Confessions of an ambivalent landlord

Sep 22, 2015
A real estate investor asks herself if she can be socially responsible in an up-and-coming neighborhood.

A satirical spin on gentrification in New York

Sep 21, 2015
Two ad guys pitch a message of gentrification at a store in Brooklyn.

York & Fig: How one lucky store beat the odds

Sep 17, 2015
In this episode, a mom-and-pop shop, a magical bus tour and public policy.

La Tropicana thrives in a changing neighborhood

Sep 17, 2015
It's a tale of two customer bases told through dried chiles and gluten-free bread.

Entrepreneur starts over in Highland Park

Aug 25, 2015
A computer repairman confronts losing his home and business.

Highland Park Swap Mall: A Year Later

Aug 20, 2015
The brick building was home to men living on the edge, looking out for each other.

York & Fig: Where are they now?

Aug 20, 2015
We return to Highland Park for the second episode of the gentrification podcast.

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Lowe's takes a magical millennial bus tour

Aug 13, 2015
One of America's biggest retail companies learns about new consumer habits.

York & Fig: A Look Back

Aug 13, 2015
Marketplace’s Wealth and Poverty team revisits Highland Park, one year later.
This former camera emporium, Frank’s Camera, is being renovated. The current owners hope to bring in new tenants soon. Up and down Figueroa Street in Highland Park, old businesses are moving out and new businesses are moving in.
Rafael Cardenas

York & Fig: How gentrification flips a neighborhood

Dec 5, 2014
How do cheap mom & pop shops, check cashing places, and appliance repair stores get replaced by hot yoga studios, vegan-friendly restaurants, and third wave coffee shops?