Gentrification can be tough on gang members when they get displaced
With gentrification, Echo Park gang members move outside their turf," Hispanic gang members are being gentrified out of Echo Park (Suzanne's old neighborhood), so they have to resort to coming back on weekends.
Left: a movie poster from 1986 demonstrates that change has been a constant in the Echo Park neighborhood.
Of course, things are tough on other groups too. Some residents complain about yoga events in the local park ("Echo Park: Yoga Wars in a Gentrifying Barrio," LA Weekly).
This song on gentrification in Echo Park is from 2010 and is in response to an earlier LAT article, "Destination Echo Park" (which is not unlike my response to a similar article about the Shaw neighborhood in the Post, see "Shaw (and Mid City East) as a one-over neighborhood: revitalization, displacement, gentrification as a function of critical mass and timing").