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Hot Wheels Wednesday: The Real Harlem Gentrification Watch

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And now, some observations about out four-wheeled friends, before Mayor Bloomberg outlaws them in favor of magic carpets and kayaks made of celery. First up...

It's been the talk of the town for nearly a month: Harlem's SmartCars as harbingers of widespread neighborhood gentrification. But one Curbed tipster thinks that to truly gauge socioeconimic changes, one has to increase the Blue Book value of the cars being spotted on the street. He writes, "Smart cars? Check out the $110,000 Mercedes G55 AMG SUV of my new holier-than-thou narcissistic yuppie neighbors (and their whiny bratty toddler) who have just moved onto my block in Harlem."
· Curbed's SmartCars coverage [Curbed]