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Display Cake
Episode 122nd August 2023 • Undiscarded: Stories of New York • CitizenRacecar & The City Reliquary
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In Undiscarded’s Season 1 finale, Tania sits down with author Richie Narvaez to discuss one very striking display cake. Adorned with a scantily clad doll, Xoxa, the cake graced the La Villita bakery in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Unraveling the layers of gentrification, the two reflect on the neighborhood's transformation from a predominantly Puerto Rican community to the realm of hipsters and, eventually, rich white people. Discover how this display cake becomes a poignant symbol of change, offering a glimpse into the evolving cultural landscape of New York City.

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