There goes the neighborhood

The Guardian published an article titled, “There goes the neighbourhood: change sweeps black America’s cultural home.” There is a deluge of sensationalized doom and gloom articles that take a sweeping view of Harlem and put it into print. This article is just one more to add to the collection.

Harlem is a complex place that has always drawn people from all over to it’s regal yet ragged streets. Is it possible to take all the elements that make up a community like Harlem and put it into words?