NYT in 1957: “Bohemian Flair Fades in Village”

Welcome to our seminar! This course will explore aspects of gentrification – a phenomenon noted by The New York Times even back in 1957┬áin the article below by Ira Henry Freeman.

Does Freeman’s article’s tone and sentiment from 1957 seem similar to your current understanding of gentrification or other debates about gentrification? Is there anything that seems different? Does a primary source like this, a newspaper article from 1957, help us understand the present issues surrounding gentrification and development? Does history tell us anything about the future of New York?

https://files.eportfolios.macaulay.cuny.edu/wp-content/uploads/sites/6075/2018/01/16170315/NYT_washsquare_1957.pdf