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42 minutes | Jun 29, 2018
SoHo and the Origins of Gentrification
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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