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Author Mark Naison Raps About Gentrification

25th August 2011

Signs of gentrification are everywhere. Urban gentrification is affecting cities across the country. Rents go up, homes are bulldozed and replaced with luxury condos. Trendy and expensive restaurants replace local restaurants featuring food at affordable prices. Tight communities and neighborhoods are torn apart.

Gothamist sits down with author, Mark Naison, to talk about the gentrification of the Bronx.

Notorious PhD

Click here to hear the entire interview and Mark’s latest rap song, “Not in the Bronx”: Notorious PhD

Mark Naison is the co-author of The Rat That Got Away, a memoir that tells the incredible story of one man’s journey from the Patterson projects to the upper tiers of European Banking.

By Allen Jones, with Mark Naison