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Bourgeois Bohemian Threatened in Eagle Rock

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Siren, siren! That delayed NYT story about Eagle Rock? Out today, it looks at 30-something liberal dreams deferred in Eagle Rock! Siren, siren! "The deep recession, with its lost jobs and falling home values nationwide, poses another kind of threat: to the character of neighborhoods settled by the young creative class, from the Lower East Side in Manhattan to Beacon Hill in Seattle. The tide of gentrification that transformed economically depressed enclaves is receding, leaving some communities high and dry. For long-time residents, the return to pre-boom rents may be a blessing. But it also poses a rattling question of identity: What happens to bourgeois bohemia when the bourgeois part drops out?" [NYT]