Good question: is Boyle Heights gentrifying?

A Roosevelt High School blogger/reporter recently lamented what they see as the imminent transformation of East LA's historic Boyle Heights neighborhood into the next Siverlosfelico Parklake:

Throughout the years I’ve seen people moving in to Boyle Heights trying to enrich themselves with the history and culture of BH. But some people have decided to open "hip" stores around to make it seem a look better than what it already is. It really gets me mad since I've watched many "hipsters" take over places that already have tenants living there.

Of course, this being the internet, many commenters (both on the original blog and the ensuing Curbed LA post) disagree. To wit:

Perhaps in certain cases opportunistic developers have their eyes on properties that they would like to develop and market toward "young urban professionals", or whatever, but that hardly means that everyone not from an immediate immigrant background (oh let's just say it - white), is going around kicking people out of their homes. That makes no sense.

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