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Old 11-03-2013, 01:51 PM
Malloric
 
Location: Vallejo
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Originally Posted by nei View Post
As in finds the lack of street trees makes a big difference in its appearance, or ugly because of the lack of street trees. It sounds like you do, but it's unclear whether the lack of street trees is the issue for you. In my opinion, it's not exactly a beautiful, but I wouldn't call it ugly, in fact, nicer looking (and more interesting) than most suburban commercial streets.

What was there before? It never was a bad neighborhood, just working class. It had a lot ethnic polish shops, some remain. here's one, most are scattered:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brook...1,,0,4.16&z=17

perhaps this view might look nicer looking to people.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brook...,,0,-1.85&z=16
Both.

Buildings are run down and deteriorated and don't have much adornment. You're starting to see a few boutique shops, and I suspect they're more recent additions. Or anyway, they tend to be the ones that actually maintain the buildings since vanity shoppers are, well, rather vain. The neighborhood as the whole, however, is kind of drab and rundown. That doesn't mean there's crackheads shooting each other for corner space or it's a bad neighborhood. It's just kind of ugly. Does it bother me? Not really all that much. It's kind of like a big parking lot in front of a strip mall. Sure, it's ugly, but so what? I'm not that snooty.
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