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.
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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.