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Old 11-24-2009, 02:31 PM
 
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Mike said that Hartford is the poorest city in CT. I said that Mike must not have been to Bridgeport. Not sure what your comment is about.
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Old 11-24-2009, 02:57 PM
 
Location: W Hartford, CT
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I guess Mike has never been to Bridgeport.
No my friend, Mike has been to Bridgeport. You do not need to convince me that there are many slums and crime infested areas. I see them every time I take the train from NH into Grand Central, and I've been in the city several times. But Hartford has a higher % of people living in poverty. And I would argue that since Bridgeport is part of the New York metro area this is beneficial to that city in terms of those working in Manhattan and looking for an affordable place to live. As the rest of lower FFC gets more expensive, this is still the only place that remains that's both affordable (though not cheap) and reasonably close to the city. I won't deny that B-port still has some really dangerous areas, but it's in better shape now than it was 15 years ago.
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Old 11-24-2009, 03:13 PM
 
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I have never lived in Bridgeport and I don't have any stats but I doubt that Hartford is as poor as Bridgeport. There are some pretty nice parts of Hartford. I guess I have never seen the nice parts of Bridgeport.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:19 PM
 
Location: New England
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I guess Mike has never been to Bridgeport.
Ah crap...a freshman law student trying to "argue". Well it's kind of cute anyway.

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I have never lived in Bridgeport and I don't have any stats but I doubt that Hartford is as poor as Bridgeport. There are some pretty nice parts of Hartford. I guess I have never seen the nice parts of Bridgeport.
They both suck...how's that?

For the thread: I was in a section off New Britain Ave today and realized I forget a section of Hartford. "Behind the Rocks".

Plenty O' middle class folks in decent neighborhoods over on streets like Cumberland.

30 Cumberland St, Hartford, CT, United States - Google Maps

Click on "street view" and you'll see nice "West Hartford style" homes.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:31 PM
 
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Ah crap...a freshman law student trying to "argue". Well it's kind of cute anyway.
Are you talking about Mike? Cuz I got my JD years ago.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:35 PM
 
Location: Fairfield County, CT
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I guess Mike has never been to Bridgeport.
Wrong. Hartford has more poverty, and a lower per capita income.
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:41 PM
 
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Link?
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Old 11-24-2009, 04:59 PM
 
Location: New England
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Are you talking about Mike? Cuz I got my JD years ago.
Riiiiight... Okay then, you "argue" like a freshman in his first debate.

(I got the "law" part right though. )
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: The brown house on the cul de sac
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Per CD:

Percent living in poverty in Hartford 31.2%
Percent living in poverty in Bridgeport 18.4%

Lower median income and higher crime rates in Hartford, as well.
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Old 11-24-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: New England
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Per CD:

Percent living in poverty in Hartford 31.2%
Percent living in poverty in Bridgeport 18.4%

Lower median income and higher crime rates in Hartford, as well.
To make a case for Mr. "JD". ...I would say that the "poverty" level is based on - if I remember right, 13K per year income and lower but has no factor on housing costs etc. So in that light, it's *possible* that someone living in Bport making $10 per hour vs $8 per hour in Hartford due to higher COL in FFC could in reality be living in "more poverty".

Just playing with numbers.
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