The Wall Street Journal has a nice overview of all the new residential projects attracting rich white people to the Washington Street corridor that starts this way:
New high-rise developments are transforming the neighborhood once called 'the Combat Zone'
It is only a seven-minute commute by foot from Boston's Downtown Crossing to the office of Ben Howe, co-founder and CEO of investment-banking firm AGC Partners, in the Financial District. But until recently, Mr. Howe wouldn't have considered living in the neighborhood, which over the years has been nicknamed the Combat Zone and the Red-Light District.
Um, no, dear titans of finance: The Combat Zone was in Chinatown. Granted, it was right down Washington Street from Downtown Crossing, and granted, much of the same sort of development happening in Downtown Crossing is happening in Chinatown (in fact, most of the projects on the Journal's map are in Chinatown), but matrons shopping at Jordan Marsh never mixed with the strippers down by LaGrange.
H/t a very angry Craig Caplan.