Jersey City makes list of 10 fastest gentrifying cities; Ikea’s complex furniture-naming system

Posted On Mon, January 30, 2017 By

Posted On Mon, January 30, 2017 By In Daily Link Fix

  • Gotham West Market’s outpost at The Ashland is officially open, bringing 16,000 square feet of food hall deliciousness to Fort Greene. [Metro]
  • A new report based on home values and census data says that Charleston is the fastest gentrifying city in the nation. Jersey City is the eighth. [Curbed]
  • The city brings in roughly $2 million a year thanks to revocable consent agreements that charge building owners for using portions of sidewalks for things like gardens and snow-melting systems. [Crain’s]
  • Ikea has a database of Swedish words that dictates how its products get named. Bookcases take the name of professional occupations or boys’ names, while rugs are named for cities in Denmark or Sweden. [Quartz]
  • From Led Zeppelin’s “Physical Graffiti” to the Arcade Fire’s “Sprawl II” single, the architectural stories behind seven famous album covers. [ArchDaily]

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