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Taking Back the Boulevard: Art, Activism, and Gentrification in Los Angeles

Jan Lin


Taking Back the Boulevard tells the story of Northeast Los Angeles known popularly for historic Arts and Crafts architecture, bohemian cultural life, independent small businesses, immigrant diversity and quality of life on its boulevards. It chronicles the initial emergence of these prototypical LA streetcar suburbs and the Arroyo Culture bohemia, then disinvestment with growth of mid-20th century freeway suburbs and white flight with residential succession by incoming Latin American and Asian immigrants. Neighborhood revitalization followed through a Latino/a arts renaissance and Arroyo Cultu ... More

Keywords: gentrification, displacement, eviction, neighborhood activism, Take Back the Boulevard, Right to the city, preservation, bohemia, artists, Latino/as

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781479809806
Published to NYU Press Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.18574/nyu/9781479809806.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jan Lin, author
Occidental College