If your neighborhood's name changes, it's probably being gentrified

Jul 18, 2017
Creative neighborhood renaming is common in real estate, but not all residents are on board with the trend.
A new apartment building is under construction August 2001 in Harlem, New York City.
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When historic buildings make economic sense

May 1, 2017
'We're not about ... turning everything into a museum,' says Stephanie Meeks of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
“People want more authenticity in their lives, in what they wear, in what they eat and in the kind of places they live. That's the kind of authenticity that historic buildings can bring to a city,” said Stephanie Meeks, CEO of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Jeffrey Sauger

Nashville's neighborhood churches weigh whether to sell or stay

Apr 7, 2017
“I told the realtor: ‘I don’t even want to know what you’re willing to offer,'" one pastor said.
Family Affair Ministries in South Inglewood is selling its property for $3.5 million, seven times more than its 2001 purchase price.
Meribah Knight

As tech workers stay in Pittsburgh, neighborhoods watch prices climb

Mar 29, 2017
'Black homes matter' for one person who's seen some residents move to cheaper areas.
After Google moved into this Pittsburgh office, luxury apartment building started going up, making the area unaffordable for some who had lived there for years.
Erika Beras

Can a spy agency fight urban blight in St. Louis?

Jan 13, 2017
A $1.75 billion project displaced a neighborhood in hopes of revitalizing it.
The decision to locate the new NGA facility in the historically black North Side of St. Louis was fought by the few remaining residents in the area, some who staged protests at this site.
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America's most famous neighborhood

Sep 1, 2016
For our new series “At the Corner Of” we visit the heart of Hollywood.
Construction of a new hotel near the intersection of Hollywood and Vine.
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Oakland, California, might be the center of gentrification

To understand the process, look at 2523 Martin Luther King Junior Way.
A home foreclosure in Oakland, California, in 2006. The city is a textbook example of gentrification.
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 Fort Greene is one of the numerous neighborhoods in Brooklyn experiencing gentrification.
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Makeover of landmark urban mall in Philadelphia brings mixed reviews

Jul 26, 2016
One critic says the changes are "almost like retail gentrification."
Pedestrians pass by advertising for the Fashion Outlets of Philadelphia, which will replace the old Gallery at Market East shopping mall. 
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Gentrification in Brooklyn

Apr 5, 2016
We find out more about WNYC’s ‘There Goes the Neighborhood,’ a new podcast that talks about how the real estate market shakes up an established neighborhood.