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Old 06-08-2016, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Camberville
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While there are some iffy neighborhoods that others have mentioned, they rarely feel totally blighted to me but my standards are based on growing up outside of Atlanta. For Boston, those areas seem really bad if this is your only baseline.

But I have to wonder: in the 50s with so many more people, where did everyone live? We have such a bad rental shortage as it is now with far fewer people. Granted, building codes are stricter and landlords are theoretically held to a higher standard, but I'm interviewing roommates right now and hearing how it is outside of my quiet, still affordable part of Medford. Think converted half of a living room separated by a sheet near Porter Square, a converted pantry with space for a full size bed and nothing more in Eastie, three people in a studio apartment in Cambridge, or squeezing in bunkbeds in Brookline and paying $600-$800 for the privilege. I'm sure people doubled and tripled up more in the past, but was there far more housing in general to handle the additional 200,000 people? Or was it just people had big families and more kids were squeezed in a room?

Even the run down dumps have no problem getting tenants!
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:05 PM
 
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Reading is not that hard. It is pretty obvious I was talking about that one section of Brighton being shabby. This is clear to literally everyone else, except you.

You are what's wrong with the world, not just Boston.

Again, typical arrogance, telling people to leave because they disagree with him on an insignificant point. Talk about butt hurt.
You in fact were talking about one freaking block going under redevelopment. All I said was I didn't realize any part of Western Ave in Brighton was blighted as I drive it often. It's you that got butt hurt and posted pics of one block and then moaned about it.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:08 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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You in fact were talking about one freaking block going under redevelopment. All I said was I didn't realize any part of Western Ave in Brighton was blighted as I drive it often. It's you that got butt hurt and posted pics of one block and then moaned about it.
You said "Western Ave is fine".

I said "Not this part I walk through every day. Here, see some pics."

I didn't moan about anything. That's your job. And you're really good at it! Gold star for you.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:10 PM
 
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You said "Western Ave is fine".

I said "Not this part I walk through every day. Here, see some pics."

I didn't moan about anything. That's your job. And you're really good at it! Gold star for you.
Western Ave is fine. It isn't blighted. One block that is being redeveloped on a long street does not make a street blighted. You're the one claiming, erroneously, it is.

Got it? Good. Oh, PS, I don't believe I said "Western Ave is fine"... that quote concept is tricky!!!
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Western Ave is fine.
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Oh, PS, I don't believe I said "Western Ave is fine"... that quote concept is tricky!!!
Cool story, bro.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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Cool story, bro.
Ok, fine, I admit that error. See, I can admit when I make mistakes. Its part of being a man.



And yes, Western Ave is fine. It's a commercial strip. Perfectly fine.

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Old 06-08-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Ok, fine, I admit that error. See, I can admit when I make mistakes.

And yes, Western Ave is fine. It's a commercial strip. Perfectly fine.
Ok. All I know is I'll be walking through in about 2 hours. I will see almost no people and I will not be tempted to patronize any of the very few establishments.

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Old 06-08-2016, 01:23 PM
 
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Ok. All I know is I'll be walking through in about 2 hours. I will see almost no people and I will not be tempted to patronize any of the very few establishments.
Too bad. Ariana was pretty good. As good or better than Helmand, IMO.
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Old 06-08-2016, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Boston, MA
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Too bad. Ariana was pretty good. As good or better than Helmand, IMO.
That's true, Arianna is pretty good. Much better space than they had before. I will give you that.
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Old 06-10-2016, 03:24 AM
 
Location: Pawtucket, RI
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I will see almost no people and I will not be tempted to patronize any of the very few establishments.
That doesn't make it "blighted," especially in the context of this thread. The OP was talking about abandoned buildings that are left wide open and are collapsing in on themselves.
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