Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime: A Tale of Brunch, Bombs, and Gentrification in an American City

Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime A Tale of Brunch Bombs and Gentrification in an American City Yuppies Invade my House at Dinnertime is a collection of letters printed in The Hoboken Reporter newspaper over the past four years Here in their own words is what happens to the people in a city un

  • Title: Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime: A Tale of Brunch, Bombs, and Gentrification in an American City
  • Author: Joseph Barry John Derevlany Ken Clare
  • ISBN: 9780944421017
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Yuppies Invade my House at Dinnertime is a collection of letters printed in The Hoboken Reporter newspaper over the past four years Here, in their own words, is what happens to the people in a city undergoing several years of intense gentrification It is a story of Reeboks, real estate, Radical Chic yahoos, yorkies, yokels, urinal cleaners, feast bombers, brunch eaters,Yuppies Invade my House at Dinnertime is a collection of letters printed in The Hoboken Reporter newspaper over the past four years Here, in their own words, is what happens to the people in a city undergoing several years of intense gentrification It is a story of Reeboks, real estate, Radical Chic yahoos, yorkies, yokels, urinal cleaners, feast bombers, brunch eaters, weird people with sneakers and dresses, condos, cafes, lack of parking, the wackiest mayor in America, and joyriding yuppie slobs versus good clean decent yuppies But most of all, it is a moving account of a community in transition, of new and old, of discovery and displacement Through their letters, recent and longtime inhabitants of Hoboken portray both sides of urban revival in the United States, where once dying cities face a renaissance that obliterates as much a it renews.

    One thought on “Yuppies Invade My House at Dinnertime: A Tale of Brunch, Bombs, and Gentrification in an American City”

    1. Fun collection of letters to the editor of the Hoboken Reporter in the late 1980s showing the battles over gentrification in the small, formerly blue-collar NJ town. Given that Hoboken is now one square mile of nothing but dude bros and overpriced condos, it's hard not to side with the anti-yuppies who wrote in, even if they do trade in pretty objectionable commentary.

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