In the last decade the area has been going through dramatic changes.
First, former President Bill Clinton, opened his post-White House office there.
Then, as Manhattan real estate prices rocketed, wealthy people – many of them white – began moving in.
Michael Goldfarb traces this iconic neighbourhood’s story by telling the history of a single street – 120th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues – from 1910, when it was a Jewish neighbourhood, to the present day.
Listen to part #1 for the story here.