Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City

By: Blair A. Ruble In his memoir Music Is My Mistress, Duke Ellington fondly recalled whiling away the days of his youth at Holliday’s poolroom in Washington, DC. Holliday’s, Ellington wrote, “was not a normal, neighborhood-type poolroom.  It was the high spot of billiard parlors…Guys from all walks of life seemed to converge there:  school … More Hometown D.C.: America’s Secret Music City

San Francisco Tries to Combat the Business Side of Gentrification

Josh Stephans Next City July 2, 2015 (Photo by Rick Audet) The grungy holes-in-the-wall of San Francisco’s Mission District have long been known for some of the world’s largest, most beloved burritos. But the neighborhood is also known for something a little less savory: gentrification. With an infamous influx of young, well-paid tech workers fueling … More San Francisco Tries to Combat the Business Side of Gentrification

The dangers of eco-gentrification: what’s the best way to make a city greener?

Jeanne Haffner The Guardian May 6, 2015 When construction on New York City’s famous High Line began in 2006, the project to turn a remnant of the industrial age into a post-industrial garden and tourist attraction appeared innovative, but potentially very risky. In fact, having finally opened in 2009, the High Line is now suffering … More The dangers of eco-gentrification: what’s the best way to make a city greener?