What does the Charleston dance craze of the 1920s and Bebop Jazz have in common; they were both born in the long-gone NYC neighborhood of San Juan Hill. Lezli chats with Dr. Lance Freeman Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture and Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and author of A Haven and a Hell: The Ghetto in Black America about the cultural displacement that occurs during gentrification, as well as gentrification’s intersection with federal policy. They explore the correct approach to gentrification so the cultural landscape is preserved in the process.
Relevant and Recommended Reads:
Shifting Neighborhoods: Gentrification and Cultural Displacement in American Cities
Chinatown’s famed Empress of China restaurant space to be reopened by former Hakkasan chef
Podcast Team = Lezli Levene Harvell (Host & Executive Producer) / Rez Nemorin (Producer) / Justin Bates (Sound Engineer)