SoHo and the Origins of Gentrification

SoHo and the Origins of Gentrification

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Stephen Petrus (historian at New York's LaGuardia and Wagner archives) joins us to talk about the rise of SoHo as an artist enclave – what historical, political, and economic factors contributed to its status as such – and its ultimate downfall through gentrification. Along the way we discuss the American Neoliberal turn, artist activist organizations, and the rise in American consciousness of "loft living". Music: "A Solar Gold" by Future Museums "It's Work" by Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreams. Hosted by Jeffrey Colgan. Produced by Jeffrey Escoffier.
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Stephen Petrus (historian at New York's LaGuardia and Wagner archives) joins us to talk about the rise of SoHo as an artist enclave – what historical, political, and economic factors contributed to its status as such – and its ultimate downfall through gentrification. Along the way we discuss the American Neoliberal turn, artist activist organizations, and the rise in American consciousness of "loft living". Music: "A Solar Gold" by Future Museums "It's Work" by Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreams. Hosted by Jeffrey Colgan. Produced by Jeffrey Escoffier.
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