local media has been touting the revival of the Harlem's most commercial corridor between 110th and 125th Street so does that mean FDB has been gentrified?
Our third ranked neighborhood in Harlem for 2013 has the highest restaurant density that caters to the new middle class and all of the condos have sold out over the years but the revival of 8th Avenue looks a lot different from other parts of New York City. Gentrification downtown or Brooklyn pretty much means a demographic that is mostly white but this section of South Harlem is still probably just under 20 percent of that said group. There is a middle class African American population that is returning to Harlem and a large West African community in the area so the diversity of FDB still has been retained. Europeans also call the area home and walking down the strip has become more of a global experience in the past years versus a singular definition of what gentrification is supposed to be.
Read more about the FDB corridor in our past post: LINK