First it was the chain stores. Dunkin’ Donuts bought out Sal’s. But that was happening to mom-and-pop stores across the country. Not ideal, but what do you expect nowadays? Then it was the people who swooped in and claimed to save the diner on the corner from closing. Now the only pierogies I can get are filled with avocado and salmon and some kind of berry I can’t pronounce.
Two stories of home—one from the North, one from the South—follow four people as they come to terms with how space and identity collide.
"Each passing year sees graffiti art being stripped from our streets, and with each disappearance, we lose a piece of our culture. This walking tour is just one South Bronx native's attempt to preserve its memory."
The street art on in this Paris neighborhood "speaks to what it’s like to exist along make-shift margins, with its layers of paper and paint revealing what time and history can cover up."