Friday Funny: Gentrification, Coming to a Neighborhood Near You

A series of mock-advertisements herald the gentrification of Brooklyn.

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January 29, 2010, 2:00 PM PST

By Nate Berg


Created by New York City-based graffiti artist Gabriel "Specter" Reese, the mock-ads in this photo essay take a satirical look at how gentrification is affecting Brooklyn -- from an ad for "Unaffordable Groceries" to a poster styled like an old Kung-Fu movie warning of a "Caucasian Invasion".

The mock-advertisements are promoting Reese's exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts.

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