Archeology of Change: Mapping Tales of Gentrification in New York City's Chinatown

This collection of interviews was started in 2008 and explore the diversity and depth of stories about the neighborhood's change and the force of gentrification as told through the communities' residents, workers, and families. The interviewees reminisce about key landmarks in Chinatown from the Music Palace to the Phoenix Poultry Market to the former Jewish Daily Forward Building and how these locales have changed throughout the years. The collected personal histories explore how everyday people's lives were interwoven with their individual or family memories, and in the shaping of their conceptions of Chinatown as both a historic and ever-changing place.