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Old 08-25-2016, 03:04 PM
 
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Philly also has low rents. Though there are some exceptions in Center City and maybe one or two other prime areas, the rents are relatively cheap.
But are there new units say, in West Philly, renting for $700?
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:09 PM
 
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But are there new units say, in West Philly, renting for $700?
Idk. I guess it would depend on where in WP.
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:10 PM
 
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Some places you guys should check out if you ever pass through Brooklyn.


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Old 08-25-2016, 03:37 PM
 
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50 Black-Owned Restaurants and Bars in Chicago - I Don't Do Clubs
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Old 08-25-2016, 03:47 PM
 
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A lot of educated Blacks have never lived in a Black neighborhood. Minor point.



The problem is that there aren't enough affluent Blacks to stimulate that type of demand. While there are approximately 80,000 Blacks earning six figures in the DC area, there are 430,000 Whites earning six figures or more. The bottom line is that they (Whites) have the numbers to completely remake large swathes of inner cities while we do not. I know lots of young Black professionals who live EOTR who complain about the lack of services and amenities and they're not going to get them anytime soon because all of the variables businesses look for (high incomes, educational attainment, etc.) are not there. And the only way to get higher income levels is to (a) have half of the educated Blacks in the DC metro area move to Wards 7 and 8 or (b) have more non-Black people move to the area. Given recent history, I'd say that Option B sounds like the more realistic of those two possibilities.
Agreed on both points. I was speaking more from an inclusive stance meaning if they would increase density and change zoning, you would be able to support the retail you're seeing around other area's. Zoning is the main issue because it would provide incentive to buy up property along major corridors like Minnesota or Martin Luther King and allow developers to master plan their redevelopment with high density similar to H street.

Yes, the neighborhoods would attract other races, however, you would also be able to attract young black people at an affordable price point similar to what they're paying in the suburbs. I do think that new construction of buildings in poor neighborhoods shouldn't be subject to inclusionary zoning until those neighborhoods reach a certain market rate rent average because the financing doesn't work. Cities need to stop looking from a macro level for policy and start looking at a micro level. That's the only way low income area's will see the investment that's needed.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:13 AM
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A lot of educated Blacks have never lived in a Black neighborhood. Minor point.

The problem is that there aren't enough affluent Blacks to stimulate that type of demand.
Here's a map I made of % blacks with college degrees in NYC:



The only real concnetration of educated blacks is in Fort Greene / Prospect Heights/ adjacent parts of Bed-Stuy. Maybe a few parts of Harlem. Part of southeast Queens and eastern Brooklyn (Canarsie & Flatbush) has some but they're not really urban areas in the sense young people would like to move there. Compare to a map of white education, which need a different scale

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Old 08-26-2016, 10:53 AM
 
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Here's a map I made of % blacks with college degrees in NYC:



The only real concnetration of educated blacks is in Fort Greene / Prospect Heights/ adjacent parts of Bed-Stuy. Maybe a few parts of Harlem. Part of southeast Queens and eastern Brooklyn (Canarsie & Flatbush) has some but they're not really urban areas in the sense young people would like to move there. Compare to a map of white education, which need a different scale
I can't view the map, but Clinton Hill(near Bed-Stuy) and Flatlands(near Canarsie and Flatbush) are likely other neighborhoods included in those areas.
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Old 08-26-2016, 10:54 AM
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What browser are you using? I'm having trouble getting my image links to show.
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:05 AM
 
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What browser are you using? I'm having trouble getting my image links to show.
Safari..... Here is some Clinton Hill and Flatlands info: City Living: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn is a millennial hotspot | am New York

Unhip Means Inexpensive and Quiet in Flatlands, Brooklyn - WNYC
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Old 08-26-2016, 11:21 AM
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Huh. I'm using Chrome and it's fine, I know they don't work on Internet Explorer. Safari mobile or computer? I included Clinton Hill in the western part of Bed-Stuy. I thought Flatlands was part of Flatbush, not that familiar with that area.
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