Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Changing Smith Street: A GL Slideshow

We put together some photos we've taken of Smith Street near Atlantic Avenue, mostly this year, that show a little bit of the surviving old Smith and some of the new. This is the last part of Smith Street to be hit by the wave of gentrification that has turned corner gift stores into Starbucks, etc. These are photos of buildings more than people, but you can see the remnants of the largely disappeared Latino culture in some of the signage that has been left in place for its hipness factor. Both people and places continue to disappear, and we know that some of the businesses pictured below probably don't have a lot of time left to live either.

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Blogger Matt said...

"signage that has been left in place for its hipness factor" ???? Thats a completely asinine comment. You've officially lost a reader.

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