"One Property at a Time": A City Tries to Revive without Gentrifying

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"Construction workers in the South Ward of Newark, one of New Jersey's most distressed areas, are busy converting a long-abandoned bank into an apartment building and poets cafe.

A decrepit mansion in the Central Ward built by a Newark beer baron before the turn of the 20th century is being revamped as a 'makerhood,' a first-of-its-kind co-working residential and retail space....

The transformation, fuelled largely by a push to expand affordable housing and homeownership in this city of renters, his part of a deliberate strategy with an ambitious goal: erasing Newark's long legacy of blight without pushing out residents 86 percent of whom are Black or Latino."

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