Daily Archives: January 25, 2011

Holes in Gentrification

Yevgeny Shrago  I visited Washington, D.C. last weekend and walked around the rapidly gentrifying Columbia Heights neighborhood. While admiring the fantastic looking old houses and the shiny new development, I noticed dozens of abandoned houses dotting the streets.  These weren’t houses in the process of being gutted and rebuilt.  They were simply boarded up and vacant. With the…

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