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A pair of game worn Air Jordan 1s signed by Michael Jordan himself. Gentrification within the sneaker community has made it hard for those to enjoy fashion that had been previously more accessible.Jordan Geller/CC BY-SA 4.0

It’s getting harder to ‘be like Mike’: The gentrification of sneaker culture

Amaya McDonald April 17, 2022
Air Jordans, along with other popular sneaker collections, have become a staple in hip-hop culture. Like most assets of Black culture that have been appropriated and labeled as trends in American pop culture, sneakers have become “gentrified.”
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Stop gentrification graffiti on a wall. 
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The real cost of gentrification

Fanni Frankl September 28, 2021
#OPINION: I have seen multiple neighborhoods in my beloved city of New York change for, arguably, the worse. Brand new luxury condominiums line the streets, tearing down the businesses that ran there, making me wonder, who can afford to live there?
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A walk through East Williamsburg’s street art

Cindy Mizaku May 6, 2020
Before the city lockdown order on March 20, 30-year-old Ariel Coello would lead street art walks over the weekends to have folks engage with and learn about Brooklyn’s art community.
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