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Old 07-06-2008, 12:01 PM
 
Location: North Jersey
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I don't think Paterson will ever be like Williamsburg. Williamsburg was never as bad as Paterson is. Williamsburg is an orthodox jew hub where Paterson is certaintly not, at least not since 1950. Not too mention Paterson is outrageously industrial and ugly as ****. Sorry, I said it....it's true!
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Old 07-08-2008, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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^^^ wanna walk around Williamsburg, especially around the Bed-Stuy/ Bushwick border?
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Old 07-09-2008, 05:56 AM
 
Location: Paterson, NJ
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Jersey201973, no offense, but it doesn't seem that you know much about Paterson or Williamsburg.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:11 PM
 
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I just went to look at those condos. They are really nice, but I don't know about $140K. That is probably for a studio. I could be wrong though. A fair amount have already been sold.

The building is only two blocks from the train, which is great. Right accross from a college, which could be good or bad depending on how you feel about college kids. Though the neighborhood going up Broadway does have a lot to be desired. But I understand that NJ Transit is scheduled to begin work on the Passaic/Bergen light rail with a stop in the area either this year or next. There will be five or so total in Paterson. According to what was said at the last town meeting the city will see a lot of economic growth and hopefully some eminent domain in the areas around the transit stops.

Also, going up the street in the other direction some other condos are going up and there is also talk of a microbrewery and climbing wall going up at some point. Paterson is no Williamsburg but with the Great Falls turning into a National Park, it might be something better...

A lot of big developers are putting money into the city.
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:13 PM
 
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Default Clarification

Actually, I should clarify, the condos about which I am speaking are Silk City Lofts in downtown Paterson. They are on Broadway. Are those the ones to which you are referring?
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Old 08-14-2008, 06:43 PM
 
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The price is good for a reason.
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Old 08-14-2008, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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Actually, I should clarify, the condos about which I am speaking are Silk City Lofts in downtown Paterson. They are on Broadway. Are those the ones to which you are referring?
The one on Broadway isn't open yet ( I think) I know they are doing some renovation in one mill close to 16th Ave. Also, another one on I believe Straight St. Most of the mills are close to the falls around Market St. It is about a half mile from the train station and is located close the the Peruvian section of Downtown ( some call it " Little Lima")
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Old 08-18-2008, 11:23 AM
 
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Default i AGREE WITH RESPOND BELOW

I was rased in paterson and got out as soon as i could. The place is very very dangerous...lots of gang activity, drugs the works. The streets look rundown and i dont forsee it getting better anytime soon. Property values are very low not only because of the bad economy, but because the place is full of residents who live out of welfare and section 8. Try somewhere else, anyone can do better than paterson. You will regret it. Hope this helps in your decision.
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:35 PM
 
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I lived in Paterson for over 30+ years and, thank God, I have never had a bad experience. Folks that have had bad experiences were most likely over here for the wrong experiences (drugs, gangs, etc.). Unfortunately, Paterson has a bad name and reputation and quite frankly, I don't know how, when this can change.
I recently purchased a condo in East Orange. Yep....and I have to say, it is beautful. When I walk outside, there is no trash, no one hanging out, and people actually take care of what they have. There is Main Street where there are more stores than what Downtown Paterson has (electronic stores)....I will actually shop in the town that I live in! There is also accessibility to Bloomfield, Montclair...etc.
I wouldn't purchase a condo in Paterson. Some are overpriced, and the ones that are reasonably priced, have interesting characters hanging out in the night....and property taxes, they are ridiculous. Before we can see major changes in Paterson, this town has to bring in big businesses, theatres, etc. What difference does a train line make, if there is no place to go to?
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Old 08-19-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Default Alot of talk

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I just went to look at those condos. They are really nice, but I don't know about $140K. That is probably for a studio. I could be wrong though. A fair amount have already been sold.

The building is only two blocks from the train, which is great. Right accross from a college, which could be good or bad depending on how you feel about college kids. Though the neighborhood going up Broadway does have a lot to be desired. But I understand that NJ Transit is scheduled to begin work on the Passaic/Bergen light rail with a stop in the area either this year or next. There will be five or so total in Paterson. According to what was said at the last town meeting the city will see a lot of economic growth and hopefully some eminent domain in the areas around the transit stops.

Also, going up the street in the other direction some other condos are going up and there is also talk of a microbrewery and climbing wall going up at some point. Paterson is no Williamsburg but with the Great Falls turning into a National Park, it might be something better...

A lot of big developers are putting money into the city.


I lived in Paterson for over 30+ years , and I really hope Paterson can follow through. There is alooooot of talk in this city, and little action. Alot of developers are putting money into the city and to keep things positive, I hope all goes well. However, until Paterson lure in some major businesses, and build a theatre, to create a community where people can shop and hang out, I think purchasing those condos is very risky . I myself recently purchased a condo in East Orange because I see changes, in Paterson, they tend to drag there feet and get nothing accomplished....and folks mentality is mind boggling.
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