by: Timothy Williams. The New York Times, Sept. 6, 2008.
Recently the New York Times has been spending so much time covering stuff white people don’t like (Sarah Palin) that it has failed to live up to its duty of chronicling the experiences of white people in and around New York City.
In this latest installment, the paper takes a look at some enterprising white people who have decided to move into Harlem for its low rent, authenticity, and high potential for gentrification.
Jobs to enable you to live in Harlem
According to the article, the following jobs will allow you to live in Harlem. Amazingly all are Stuff White People Like:
- School Teacher (won lottery)
- Non-Profit Organization
White Plans for Harlem
The article goes into some of the plans and hopes that white people have for the neighborhood, and they include the opening of Thai Restaurant, A wine shops, hair salon, and a place that serves gourmet burgers and microbrews (implied).
White people are also hoping to close down things that they do not like, specifically churches. With over 100 houses of worship in the area, white people are concerned. Though the article does not mention why white people are upset at so many churches, it can be implied that they would feel more comfortable if they were to be replaced with condominiums, yoga studios, and white people churches (also known as Whole Foods).
Yet in spite of all these desired changes, white people would still prefer it if other white people did not move into the neighborhood.
One of the new residents says: “Harlem does have a character. I don’t want Harlem to become Union Square any more than anyone else does.”
Harlem had a good run.
- Apple Products
- Asian Fusion Food
- New York City
- Non Profit Organizations
- Dinner Parties
- Religions their parents don’t belong to
- Being the Only White Person Around
- Being On Time
- Being Offended
Stuff Not Mentioned:
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