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23rd and union

December 31, 2009

kuow (npr) and hollow earth radio, among others, helped established this website, part of a larger project including an art installation at and about 23rd and union and the central district in general.  some of the stories were entirely useless, but others were great. they speak of the transition from and italian and jewish community to an african american community with the city’s former black panther headquarters nearby. and today, gentrification has brought many wealthier newcomers to the area raising rents and pushing many out.

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