Another "Gentrification in Progress Sale" Hits the City in Washington Heights

Last week we shared the story of the Boerum Hill deli that posted a mock campaign to protest rising rent costs, and now there is a similar campaign appearing at Punta Cana, a Dominican restaurant in Washington Heights.

Signs announced a “Gentrification in Progress Sale,” with faux ads for Jarritos with an $11.99 corkage fee, a single hand-cut seasonal French fry for $8.99 and a “Desayuno del Hipster,” or hipster breakfast, for $8.99.

The signs were created by the same duo as the Boerum Hill deli, Doug Cameron and Tommy Noonan from Brooklyn.

This time Cameron and Noonan focused their energies on a stretch of Broadway between 162nd and 163rd streets, where landlord Coltown Properties recently evicted several longtime local businesses, including a barbershop, two clothing stores and a tax preparer. Only Punta Cana and El Buen Camino fruit stand remain.

Check out the full article for more info on the campaign.

via DNAinfo

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