Gentrification is all the rage these days and now Polk Gulch is getting its 15 minutes of fame. In an effort to document the changing area, Journalist and historian Joey Plaster has started the Polk Gulch Oral History Project; Plaster is assembling a narrative about the nabe, as told by those who have witnessed the changes in the oft-overlooked 'hood as it transforms from a haven for hustlers and homeless into fodder for This American Life. In fact, we wouldn't be surprised if the project ended up on the show. Oh, the irony.
· History project aims for a snapshot of Polk St [Bay Area Reporter]
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