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Old 08-16-2007, 08:37 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
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Is there so many projects in NYC that its hard to tell when your in a good or bad neighborhood,or have they torn down alot of the housing projects?
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Old 08-16-2007, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Housing projects don't get torn down. If a neighborhood changes, the projects just become sort of an isolated island unto itself. Perfect example LES.
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Old 08-16-2007, 02:51 PM
 
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^-In the case of the LES, there are so many projects it's just a completely different world in there. That is the only place you will find original residents of the LES. Well the ones from the 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, and early 90's. The people in the projects fight for more, the community fights to stop them. I belive they opened another one on Houston Street, not sure.

A few (well in comparison to the size of the system) NYCHA units have been lost over the years but they are now making up for them. NYCHA has been expanding lately. Two new complexes in the Bronx, more to around the city (in low income areas that is). I know Prospect Plaza in Brownsville is schedualed to be renovated and re occupied. Oh what fun times those will be... again. They were supposed to be done last year, as it is now, they are just tall rotting high rise buildings.

Oh and although not all bad neighborhoods have housing projects, the ones where you see tons of them heavily concentrated 99% of the time are ****holes. They ain't always highrises on super blocks either. Many are groups of renovated tenements.
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Old 08-17-2007, 12:15 AM
 
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Just take the example of the heavily gentrified Long Island City and Queensbridge projects which are isolated in there
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Old 08-17-2007, 10:56 AM
 
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Housing projects don't get torn down. If a neighborhood changes, the projects just become sort of an isolated island unto itself. Perfect example LES.
"The worlds so little, he could never leave his block/
Homes bullet riddled so he always needs his glock/"

-GZA
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Old 08-17-2007, 06:09 PM
 
Location: Sarasota Florida
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I'm a "projects girl".... lived in one in East New York somewhere in Brooklyn until I was 15 years old and then moved to one in the Bronx called Highbridge or something like that. I wonder if they still exist ?? Now I live on four beautiful park-like acres in a small southern Oregon town, with Bambi walking through my yard !
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Old 08-19-2007, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I lived on the LES for many years, close to many projects and did not experience any problems. Maybe that's because as people here said they exist as an isolated island, but if so then Hustla's theory that living near projects puts you in dire danger seems a bit exaggerated.
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Old 08-19-2007, 02:38 PM
 
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I lived on the LES for many years, close to many projects and did not experience any problems. Maybe that's because as people here said they exist as an isolated island, but if so then Hustla's theory that living near projects puts you in dire danger seems a bit exaggerated.
It does.

If you live farther from the public housing projects, you are at a distance from the local drug trade. Farther from a high concentration of youth with a single female headed household. That means you are less likely to encounter knuckle heads. You are exaggerating the meaning in your head. Public housing projects are havens for criminal activity.

Remember, although you were fortunate to not experience problems. Others were not so lucky. The bulk of victims lived close to or inside the housing projects in that area. If you want to avoid problems completely, you want to avoid the housing projects. That cuts your chances of being victimized.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:19 AM
 
Location: Indian Land, SC
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my husband still shudders when he mentions the linden houses, pjs by cozine avenue... he's lucky all that happened to him was having his sneakers stolen, subway tokens, bikes, etc. he wasn't roughed up too many times. ugh.
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Old 08-20-2007, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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I know Prospect Plaza in Brownsville is schedualed to be renovated and re occupied. Oh what fun times those will be... again. They were supposed to be done last year, as it is now, they are just tall rotting high rise buildings.
Developer Mo Vauhn's not listening to Hustla!

However, the Plaza's a $26 million redo!
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