A District Is Reborn in Budapest

Comment Posted by: Roberta Gyori

The New York Times,  April/18/2010

District 8 is an up-and-coming neighborhood in Budapest. The following article offers an overview of what the district has to offer today:

"For years, the eighth district was considered one of the worst in Budapest. Decimated during World War II and still pocked by bullets from the 1956 Hungarian revolution, the district — also known as Jozsefvaros or Joseph Town — was synonymous with theft and prostitution.

But things began to turn around. In 2000, after security cameras were installed, burglaries and other crimes declined significantly. Soon galleries, cafes and night life arrived..." Read the whole article


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