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Are Stolen Mopeds a Symbol of Gentrification?

[Photo via Will Femia]

"Is it a sign of gentrification that instead of a burnt out car there's been a stolen moped on this block for the past week?" asks our man about town, Will Femia, of this Vespa on Greenpoint's Guernsey Street. Said Vespa has been reported to the cops, "but still it sits. I tried to start it but the battery is dead."
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