In Jerusalem, a New Meaning for 'The Wrong Side of the Tracks'

The city's Train Track Park, once a dark, creepy area covered with brush and litter, has been reborn as a lovely place to sit and stroll. But change comes with a cost, and the neighborhood's residents have been hit with the bill.

A decade ago, when I was visiting Jerusalem from Istanbul, a friend suggested I walk over the old train tracks separating the German Colony from Baka to get to Abu Tor, where I was staying.