For the past ten years, New York City’s Lower East Side has been undergoing a controversial facelift. Some believe the gentrification is based on greed, destroying the neighborhoods history and...

For the past ten years, New York City’s Lower East Side has been undergoing a controversial facelift.  Some believe the gentrification is based on greed, destroying the neighborhoods history and aesthetic with luxury-themed hotels and condos, while others support the transformation, upgrading the area into a booming nightlife district packed with bars, boutiques and restaraunts.

Following the career of Sion Misrahi, the most prominent of those responsible for the gentrification, the New York Times writes:

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