Southie Gentrified 10k
It’s 57 degrees for a “Boston” spring. I’m wearing shorts out and running. I can’t remember the last time I had on shorts and ran in Boston. Today I am taking advantage of this. Now that it is final exam time, I can explore and run different neighborhoods during the weekday. This morning I stayed close and went to South Boston/Seaport area to run.
To my surprise, which I shouldn’t be surprised people in South Boston were out running at 5:45am. It was very light out. Light and warmth = the seasons of runners running in my space. Running I saw how much the city has been gentrified and whiten. There is a clear line of a divide of wealth, the new and old, redeveloped and left alone.
As I ran, the people who had to be at work at 7/7:30 started to populate the streets as I headed towards the finance district. This is something I normally would not see. The start of the hustle and bustle in downtown. I normally see it in East Boston in the a.m. But the population and racial dynamics are extremely different.