Stranger in a strange land (outintospace) wrote in seattle,
Stranger in a strange land
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seattle

Gentrification

I watched Boyz N The Hood again last night and Laurence Fishburne's speech about gentrification got me thinking about the changes going on in Seattle. Since I recently moved here, I still have an "outsider looking in" mentality. I don't know what Fremont or Capitol Hill or The Ave were like 10 or 20 years ago. (I could tell you all about Dallas, but that's another community I guess.)

Given the wide differences in the members of this community and the manner in which we respond to posts, I am moved to ask you about your opinions of gentrification in Seattle.

So, in your opinion:

1. Which neighborhood(s) has/have been "ruined" by gentrification?
2. Which neighborhood(s) have been (or could be) improved by gentrification?
3. Do you consider gentrification to be a threat to Seattle's culture? Why or why not?

Thanks for your replies!
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  • (no subject)

    Recently the sweet poodle I have been walking for 2 years died. It was an ideal job--he needed walking between 11a-12/noon, was close to home, and…

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