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GentrificationWatch: Art Galleries Replacing Taco Stands in Highland Park

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This guy is looking for a roommate for his Highland Park home and he would like to assure you that Highland Park is not the ghetto. This posting is truly amazing. Here's an excerpt: "Please with all do respect if you think Highland Park is ghetto then please do not respond. I grew up in the ghetto; I know what ghetto is. Ghetto is the Sheriffs running thru your backyard at night chasing your uncle. Ghetto is walking home from the taco stand and hearing bullets fly by your head. Ghetto is someone coming up to you and asking if you want to buy an I.D. Highland Park has homes that range from $600,000.00 – $900,000.00 it is one of the most gentrified areas in L.A. A film editor lives across the street from me, 2 gay couples live on my street, a fashion designer lives around the corner, a lesbian couple lives around the other corner, and a hair stylist from one of the CSI episodes lives down the street, it is far from ghetto.

"The taco stands are being replaced by art galleries on York Blvd. I can no longer get a taco but I can tell you what contemporary art is. There is a Caucasian male walking outside my window with an Indian walking stick, it has feathers on it, he is on a spiritual journey or looking for a decent taco. You do not see things like this in the ghetto. Sorry, don’t mean to be rude but I am tired of defending this beautiful and upcoming neighborhood. You want to see ghetto I can take you to my mothers home.."
· $650 Relaxed Artist Vibe House, utilities included! (Highland Park) [Craigslist]