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.

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.

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?

York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Dec 5, 2014
Three Highland Park residents talk about their changing neighborhood.

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York & Fig: The business of gentrification

Dec 4, 2014
In many gentrifying neighborhoods, the story of how the change got started often involves a cute little café/

York & Fig: The House on Meridian Street

Dec 3, 2014
When a neighborhood gentrifies, there can be a kind of culture clash between the old residents and the new. We examine this dynamic by speaking to past and present residents of a house on Meridian Street.
Paul Downer in his home on Meridian Street.
Rafael Cardenas