A Girl Who Dances In Rain...

Ask me anything   Submit   I am so many things...I'm complex and uncomplicated...avant garde and traditional...elaborate and simple...elegant and "out there"...wise and sometimes foolish...emotional and logical...hot and cold...black and white...hard line and accommodating...I'm so many things. Yet, I'm simple...I'm just me. I dance like nobody's watching and love like it's never going to hurt. An ISTJ trying to make it in a world full of everyone else. ~The Girl Formerly Known As Ashlee



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    When poverty is repackaged as urban hipster cool, rebranded using another’s culturally significant imagery like a new neighborhood coffee shop, and markets are opened to “new” socially accepted classes through formerly inaccessible channels—-BofA and Whole Foods—-capital andwealth soon come—-luxury high rises with condo amenities. Old faces start being erased and new color lines are drawn. Gentrification doesn’t happen in a day or a decade but through a series of calculated decisions that often happen over the course of several dark decades. #harlem #upperwestside #gentrification #starbucks #coffee #banking #america (Taken with Instagram at Harlem)

    When poverty is repackaged as urban hipster cool, rebranded using another’s culturally significant imagery like a new neighborhood coffee shop, and markets are opened to “new” socially accepted classes through formerly inaccessible channels—-BofA and Whole Foods—-capital andwealth soon come—-luxury high rises with condo amenities. Old faces start being erased and new color lines are drawn. Gentrification doesn’t happen in a day or a decade but through a series of calculated decisions that often happen over the course of several dark decades. #harlem #upperwestside #gentrification #starbucks #coffee #banking #america (Taken with Instagram at Harlem)

    — 1 year ago with 6 notes
    #coffee  #america  #gentrification  #banking  #starbucks  #harlem  #upperwestside 
    1. marco524 reblogged this from boogieism and added:
      Bank of America and Starbucks = domino-like gentrification on the new upper west side, or north of columbia, ha.
    2. boogieism posted this