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View Poll Results: Which city will be gentrified into oblivion first?
Manhattan (New York) 15 34.09%
Washington, DC 20 45.45%
Boston 9 20.45%
Voters: 44. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-10-2014, 07:34 AM
 
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Which NE city do you find becoming the most lifeless, bland, and vanilla?
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Old 04-10-2014, 07:41 AM
 
Location: South Beach and DT Raleigh
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None of the above.
A city would really have to fall onto VERY hard times in order for that to happen. Think Detroit. It's in real danger of losing its character due to salivating developers who are all to anxious to obliterate it on the cheap to turn a fast buck. NYC, Boston and DC have way too much success and entrenched power for that to happen anytime soon.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:01 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Probably DC with it's small borders. People forget about Washington Heights, Inwood, etc. Manhattan also has a higher poverty rate than DC or Boston.
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Old 04-10-2014, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Maryland, The Original Catholic colony.
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DC hands down.
The city is very bland now and the parts that aren't are either ghetto, country, or both.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Gentrification does not make a city bland or lifeless so not sure where your going with that comment.
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:31 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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DC hands down.
The city is very bland now and the parts that aren't are either ghetto, country, or both.

This is stupid, DC is more vibrant than it has been the last 25 years, do you even live in DC?
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Old 04-10-2014, 11:33 AM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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None of the above.
A city would really have to fall onto VERY hard times in order for that to happen. Think Detroit. It's in real danger of losing its character due to salivating developers who are all to anxious to obliterate it on the cheap to turn a fast buck. NYC, Boston and DC have way too much success and entrenched power for that to happen anytime soon.
Very interesting point about Detroit
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:15 PM
 
Location: East Coast of the United States
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Gentrification has greatly IMPROVED Washington, D.C., whereas 25 years ago much of the city was off-limits due to crime, drugs and general degradation. The city is also more racially and ethnically diverse now.

So bring it on, I say.
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:48 PM
 
Location: That star on your map in the middle of the East Coast, DMV
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Gentrification has greatly IMPROVED Washington, D.C., whereas 25 years ago much of the city was off-limits due to crime, drugs and general degradation. The city is also more racially and ethnically diverse now.

So bring it on, I say.
+1

Exactly
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Old 04-10-2014, 12:59 PM
 
Location: M I N N E S O T A
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Oh no, more anti-Gentrification crybabies.
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