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I need your help. I’m working on a story about up-and-coming neighborhoods in major cities that are attracting young artists. These are places, such as the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, that are in the early stages of gentrification, where artists can still find affordable loft space and where mom-and-pop businesses haven’t yet been pushed out by the chain stores, restaurants, and coffee shops.
Any place come to mind? Give me your best examples.
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