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Gentrification Watch

Given that a Harlem townhouse set a neighborhood record with a $4 million sale last week, it makes sense that the Caribbean Cultural Center, a local nonprofit, worries that the area's colorful past could get buried by looming waves of gentrification. To avoid that fate, the center has hired artists and historians to put together a comic book-like interactive app with a virtual tour of the area, which will include stops at and explanations of Latin dance clubs, marketplaces (like La Marqueta under the Park Avenue train tracks, pictured), the game of stickball, and even an old African burial ground on First Avenue. [NYT; photo via Harlem Bespoke]