Williamsburg today is one of the most well known neighborhoods in the world. What was once a desolate, industrial landscape is now populated with luxury waterfront high-rises and shiny new condos. But beyond all the hype of Bedford Avenue and the explosion of real estate is an enduring side of Williamsburg that new transplants and visitors may not know...

For over 23 years, Lucio Zago has lived on the busy intersection of Grand and Lorimer, at a nexus between Caribbean, Italian, and Hasidic Jewish communities. Lucio has seen firsthand how Williamsburg was transformed from a working-class community to one of the trendiest neighborhoods in the world. 

This comic book brings a glimpse of events and characters that lived through the cultural and economic clashes, as witnessed by Lucio, during this dramatic period of gentrification. 

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