Los Angeles Gentrification
The Crenshaw Subway Coalition has a new base for community organizing in Leimert Park village.
"West Adams is selling fast," says the real estate agent who led the tour.
Tom Gilmore has spent nearly $30 million scooping up properties in the neighborhood.
Activists say he should win an award for "best public art" in 2019.
The deal will allow residents to negotiate with their landlord as a union. It could be a model for other LA renters to follow.
Under the proposal, commercial corridors in Westlake and HiFi would be subject to new design standards.
Some members of the century-old church are trying to stop him.
The owners of the potentially pioneering development formerly known as The Reef are looking to either sell the property or find someone to help them develop it.
The new light rail line will open in 2019, changing communities from Leimert Park to Inglewood—for better or worse.
"Stop thinking of your house as an investment, and start thinking of it in terms of where you could be a contributing neighbor."
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All the businesses in the boardwalk building are reportedly being pushed out except for Snapchat.
Activists have succeeded in forcing out one gallery: "We hope the rest of the galleries follow the example set by PSSST [and] leave Boyle Heights."
As skyrocketing rents in Los Angeles continue to squeeze renters farther into the outskirts of the city, the Antelope Valley is positioned to become a new frontier for emerging artists—if they can get over its terrible reputation.
Gente-fied—a seven-episode video series dealing with the hot topic of gentrification in Los Angeles’ Boyle Heights neighborhood—will screen at the Sundance Film Festival next year.
The bilingual show was shot on and around Boyle Heights' historic 1st Street. The show’s costar told Curbed, "it humanizes an issue that otherwise ... if it doesn't touch you directly, then you wouldn't turn to look at it and to think about it."
But activists say the real hate crime is gentrification
Earlier this year, a group of renters in Highland Park's Marmion Royal apartments went on a rental strike to protest price increases of up to $1,000. Now, after a back-and-forth with their landlord, many of those tenants are facing possible eviction
The neighborhood has gone through a radical change, transforming from a refuge for artists into a hot spot for real estate developers. Good luck luck living in the Arts District on an artist’s salary today.
Researchers want their new map to shine a light on the "the pressures associated with development."
They fear planners, politicians, and developers are using the flourishing art scene to rebrand their neighborhood: "We know that if the galleries go up, the value of the properties go up."
The Lucy's laundromat in the heart of Echo Park has ended its 17-year run to make way for a new, fancier retail complex with much higher rents. As housing prices rise, laundromats that primarily serve low-income residents are in danger.
A new story illustrates the lengths some community groups are going to in order to keep gentrifying forces from irrevocably changing Boyle Heights. One organization has shut down a walking tour and run opera singers out of a park.
Nearly the entire southwest corner of Sunset and Alvarado has sold, the tenants are all moving out, and the new owner plans to create Sunset+Mohawk, a "retail compound" that will no doubt be charging much higher rents.
A construction sign in Highland Park is asking neighbors fed up with construction noise to convert their anger into gratitude for the skyrocketing housing values that are forcing many longtime residents out of the area.
The all-female bike crew Ovarian Psyco-Cycle fights against gentrification.
Activist, neighborhood council member, hip hop artist.
See the recreation of the Endurance that's been built on top of an El Sereno gallery.