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Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
How TV's portrayal of Brooklyn has evolved
Girls tried to capture the hipsterness of the New York borough. But Tracy Morgan's The Last O.G. is trying to portray the old and new Brooklyn in its totality, post-gentrification.
Posted Friday 10/27/17 at 10:04PM EDT
HBO’s The Deuce is really a show about gentrification
David Simon’s 1970s-set porn industry drama shows how the grit of Times Square formed the seeds for gentrification. “It’s possible to read The Deuce as an early example of a phenomenon modern American city dwellers are all too familiar with; television’s foremost chronicler of urban life and the systems that govern it has finally given us a show about gentrification,” says Alison Herman. “The Deuce is to the commodification of public space as The Wire was to the war on drugs: a surprisingly accessible, fiercely intelligent, and subtly principled exploration of a macro issue on the most micro of levels.”