Here comes Gentrification [en]

Just stumbled upon an old NY-Times article about good old Glockenbachviertel in Munich. The article is from 2006, and I must say that the foreign autor grasped the essence of this quarter quite well.

Of course, things have changed since back then. Cool places have moved away (X-cess) or even shut down completely (KuK). Others, like Trachtenvogel or Netzer, have been mutilated by bourgeois neighbors and consecutive municipal restrictions.

Moreover, the Glockenbachviertel has been over-run by hoards of zombie hipsters – and rich IT-folks like myself have been taking over the residential properties. There goes the neighborhood!

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