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New York Times eyes S. Philly gentrification. How are new arrivals blending?

As part of a national roundup on how cities are dealing with gentrification, the New York Times honed in on our fair city, specifically our fair neighborhood:

Rene Goodwin, who lives in the same South Philadelphia neighborhood her grandparents lived in during the 1920s, has seen the value of her home rise to $281,000 from $90,000 in a single year.

“To keep an urban area vital, there has to be an infusion of new people and buildings, but that doesn’t mean you destroy people who have kept up the neighborhood, who’ve swept the sidewalk,” she said. “It’s that commitment that has made developers interested in the neighborhood — and then you’re going to penalize the people who’ve stayed?”

Pic of Renee Goodwin by Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times

Pic of Renee Goodwin by Jessica Kourkounis for The New York Times

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