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Old 12-05-2010, 09:16 AM
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Location: NYC
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Default E. 149th Street & 3rd Ave (South Bronx)

My new job has me working in the South Bronx for the first time. One thing that's interesting is how quick it is to get there from Midtown Manhattan. The other is that it looks like time stood still there sometime in the 80s. On the one hand it's sad that this part of the City did not see the wave of improvements that we've seen in other lower income areas (i.e., Harlem, parts of Brooklyn) but on the other hand, it hasn't gentrified at all, leaving an affordable place for lower income people.
Is anyone else familiar with this area? What are its prospects for new business and development?
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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i work in hunts point. the bronx isnt as bad as people make it seem good luck at your new job
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:41 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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My new job has me working in the South Bronx for the first time. One thing that's interesting is how quick it is to get there from Midtown Manhattan. The other is that it looks like time stood still there sometime in the 80s. On the one hand it's sad that this part of the City did not see the wave of improvements that we've seen in other lower income areas (i.e., Harlem, parts of Brooklyn) but on the other hand, it hasn't gentrified at all, leaving an affordable place for lower income people.
Is anyone else familiar with this area? What are its prospects for new business and development?
That's the HUB! I was under the impression the place was worse 20 years ago.
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Old 12-05-2010, 10:51 AM
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That's the HUB! I was under the impression the place was worse 20 years ago.
No doubt it is better but it's lagging way behind other areas. I don't feel unsafe there but the most obvious sign of no progress is the prevalence of fast food joints and really bad "dollar" stores.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:28 AM
 
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i grew up in that area but don't live there anymore and to me it's okay, it's not that bad and not that good. mostly a lot of hispanics like myself.
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Old 12-05-2010, 11:43 AM
 
Location: North shore, Long Island
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No doubt it is better but it's lagging way behind other areas. I don't feel unsafe there but the most obvious sign of no progress is the prevalence of fast food joints and really bad "dollar" stores.
Yep! That's the HUB. If you like Mondongo, the Cuchifrito place on 3rd serves it well. As you said it's a quick run on the 2 or 5 from midtown and it's served by many bus lines. There is also a large police presence. Some sort of discount designer department store opened up in the area but it's a long way from having a Century 21. The place does have potential. Just stay away from Lincoln hospital. Horrible medical care.
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:36 PM
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Yep! That's the HUB. If you like Mondongo, the Cuchifrito place on 3rd serves it well. As you said it's a quick run on the 2 or 5 from midtown and it's served by many bus lines. There is also a large police presence. Some sort of discount designer department store opened up in the area but it's a long way from having a Century 21. The place does have potential. Just stay away from Lincoln hospital. Horrible medical care.
What's Mondongo?
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Old 12-05-2010, 05:42 PM
 
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What's Mondongo?
pig stomach/intestines
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:13 PM
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pig stomach/intestines
hmm, i don't think so.
is there a good place to get pernil?
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Old 12-05-2010, 06:28 PM
 
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Yep, there are some cuchifrito joints on 149th St.
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