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  1. City Officials Seek to Gentrify Notorious Amsterdam Neighborhood

    The Dutch capital’s Red Light District is world renowned for red-lit windows featuring scantily clad prostitutes and cafes selling space cookies, but there’s a new wave of entrepreneurs redefining the area and bringing in a different brand of clientele. Fashionistas, coffee connoisseurs and especially locals, rather than foreign tourists looking for a good time, have all found something interesting in the revived area. The phenomenon may be gentrification’s final frontier, but Amsterdam’s prostitutes are up in arms, claiming their livelihood is at stake. Will hipsters conquer one of Europe’s most notorious historic attractions?

    Source: OZY

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