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Changing neighborhoods: York & Fig

Fri, 2014-12-05 12:53

Marketplace Weekend goes from New York  to a special satellite bureau set up in the Highland Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. An entire team of Marketplace reporters and producers spent four months there, at the intersection of York Boulevard and Figueroa Street. The name of this project is York and Fig. It's an area undergoing rapid gentrification. There are obvious changes in the neighborhood, and more subtle stuff you only learn from close careful observation. Krissy Clark of Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty desk, spoke with Lizzie O'Leary about her reporting. 

York & Fig: Perspectives on gentrification

Fri, 2014-12-05 12:15

Marketplace's Wealth and Poverty Desk spent four and a half months in Los Angeles' Highland Park neighborhood to report on gentrification as it happens. The result is the the week-long 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.  

81 years ago today, we repealed prohibition

Fri, 2014-12-05 11:00

On this date in 1933, Utah became the 36th state to ratify the 21st Amendment, repealing prohibition.

So go ahead and have a beer. It's in the Constitution.

Adapting to a changing neighborhood: Book Show

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

Independent bookstore Book Show hosts readings, workshops, and performances in a changing community, LA's Highland Park neighborhood. The space is also home to Madame Pamita's Parlour of Wonders. How does this new business adapt to meet the needs of it's new home? Owner Jen Hitchcock spoke with Marketplace Weekend. 

Listen to the full story in the audio player above.