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Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime: A Tale of Brunch, Bombs, and Gentrification in an American City Joseph Barry

Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime: A Tale of Brunch, Bombs, and Gentrification in an American City

Joseph Barry

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ISBN : 9780944421017
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181 pages
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Yuppies Invade my House at Dinnertime is a collection of letters printed in The Hoboken Reporter newspaper over the past four years. Here, in their own words, is what happens to the people in a city undergoing several years of intense gentrification.MoreYuppies Invade my House at Dinnertime is a collection of letters printed in The Hoboken Reporter newspaper over the past four years. Here, in their own words, is what happens to the people in a city undergoing several years of intense gentrification. It is a story of Reeboks, real estate, Radical Chic yahoos, yorkies, yokels, urinal cleaners, feast bombers, brunch eaters, weird people with sneakers and dresses, condos, cafes, lack of parking, the wackiest mayor in America, and joyriding yuppie slobs versus good clean decent yuppies. But most of all, it is a moving account of a community in transition, of new and old, of discovery and displacement. Through their letters, recent and longtime inhabitants of Hoboken portray both sides of urban revival in the United States, where once-dying cities face a renaissance that obliterates as much a it renews.