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Old 04-13-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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........................ However, I think we should also consider why many PRs will likely stay in NYC, or rather why NYC will have a significant PR presence for the foreseeablt future..ECONOMICS. And by that I mean, we have created a completely dependent class of people, who essentially live solely on a variety of safety nets which do not exist outside of the city. These people cannot leave, and likely will never leave, as they have all the comforts and conveniences, at a minimum level, which they could never enjoy outside of NYC. And why should they leave for that matter...their quality of life would be substantially worse...and therefore a fair number of PRs will never leave those housing projects or old tenement buildings so long as the government keeps paying for essentially all of their needs.

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This is exactly the point. There are those who combine the working class/lower middle class with this dependent group, as they scream that only high income people should remain in neighborhoods.

What they fail to understand is the element which has been most destructive to the inner city arent going any where. Its the lower paid workers, needed in any environment to provide essential functions in healthcare, education and the service sector, who will leave. As indeed many already have.

No society consisting of a dysfunctional under class and a affluent group, with no working class, will be sustainable for too long.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:26 PM
 
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True, as long as my uncle lives I'm stuck here I just can't leave him behind after all that his done for me. My sister left last August for greener pastures with her three kids after she found a suitable boyfriend who could provide her financial security. She has a college degree but she doesn't want or need to work, because the new boyfriend is financially secure. The only thing my sister don't like about this new arrengement is that the boyfriends mother who is atleast 80 lives in the same house. But she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's recently so my sister said that it's best to put her to a mental asylum next fall because she is mentally burdensome for her...

Your situation is exactly same as mines my dude. Im stuck here because of my mom and you know how diabetes destroyes the body causing blindness and other sorts of disabilities. Not only that it would be a pain to move to another state and apply for benefits for her there which might be totally different from NY state benefits My sis also found a suitable boyfriend for her and her kids, whats wrong with NYC women? I wanna move out of state even though I have the finances to due but cant due to family. My best bet is for me to probably move Upstate. Gosh I need to find a state job.

As for the Puerto Ricans on my block in Mott Haven, most moved out to PA and FL while others who work iin Civil positions live amongst the Irish and Italian neighbors of the East Bronx. While many have died out. My building was mostly Rican but many moved out and died out now its mostly AA who moved from Harlem and BK, across the street some rental homes remain Boricua, the next building over are 40 year old tenements which was mostly Boricua but now half the building is Dominican, the next building to it is mostly Dominican, the building down the block is mostly Mexican and across the street some rental houses known as boriquen plaza is all Boricua.

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Old 04-13-2012, 04:16 PM
 
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My best bet is for me to probably move Upstate. Gosh I need to find a state job.
Make it happen. There are some nice places in NY State that would probably be good for you and your mom.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:21 PM
 
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Make it happen. There are some nice places in NY State that would probably be good for you and your mom.
I will eventually nyc is wack now. Some of my friends are talking about moving upstate.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:42 PM
 
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Default More than 50% living in Hunts Point, East Williamsburg & Alphabet City are Puertoricans...



Sir, in NYCHA there are housing projects that the majority of tenants are either African American, White (Stanley Issac & Pomonok) or Puertorican. In Alphabet City: Lillian Wald, Riis, Lower East Side Rehab and Campos Plaza housing projects are predominantly Puertorican (more than 50%). In Spanish Harlem: Carver housing projects are approximately 50% Puertorican. In East Willamsburg: Borinquen Plaza is predominantly Puertorican (more than 50%). In the South Bronx: Betances and Parkside are also predominantly Puertorican (more than 50%). And there are a few other NYCHA housing projects thoughout the 5 boroughs that are also predominantly Puertorican. Then there are NYCHA housing projects that are predominatly American American (in which the majority of the housing projects in NYC are) and those hispanic applicants that put black or indian as race/hispanic as nationality in their housing application will get selected faster by the NYCHA's TSAP computer system for an apartment in a predominantly African American housing project than those hispanic applicants that put white as race/hispanic as nationality.

More than 50% living in the Hunts Point section of the Bronx, the East Williamsburg section of Brooklyn and the Alphabet City (Avenue D) section of Manhattan are Puertoricans. It looks like it's less than 50% in the winter time because Puertoricans don't go outside that much when it's cold, but pass by any of these 3 Puertorican neighborhoods in a hot sunny summer Saturday afternoon when the weather is at least 90 degrees and I guarantee you that you'll feel like you actually visiting Puertorico without having to pay a plane ticket. Enjoy.
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:56 PM
 
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I have no idea what the point was of the above comment. PRs infest the housing projects...as well as parts of Williamsburg, LES, and Hunts Point...surprise! Next will you be telling us that Harlem, ENY, and BedStuy have 50% black populations? And that the UES is 50% white?

And lastly, if you are "guaranteeing" that you'll feel like you are actually visiting PR without having to pay a plane ticket by going to this neighborhoods means one of 2 things: 1: You have never been to PR, and 2: If that were the case, nobody would want to ever visit PR. The only place I feel like I was in PR is when I am in the Clason Point neighborhood of the Bronx, adjacent to Soundview Park. It is a low density neighborhood of shack like homes along the waterfront and predominantly PR...it feels like being in PR.

PRs, like Blacks, are leaving this city in droves and have been for decades...and for good reason. It is a normal progression, and every prior group has done the same thing...they come to NYC, stay awhile, then expand to the rest of the country and become part of the fabric of this country. PRs are no different.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:03 PM
 
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Huge PR population in Buffalo on the west side of the city.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:18 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I have no idea what the point was of the above comment. PRs infest the housing projects...as well as parts of Williamsburg, LES, and Hunts Point...surprise! Next will you be telling us that Harlem, ENY, and BedStuy have 50% black populations? And that the UES is 50% white?

And lastly, if you are "guaranteeing" that you'll feel like you are actually visiting PR without having to pay a plane ticket by going to this neighborhoods means one of 2 things: 1: You have never been to PR, and 2: If that were the case, nobody would want to ever visit PR. The only place I feel like I was in PR is when I am in the Clason Point neighborhood of the Bronx, adjacent to Soundview Park. It is a low density neighborhood of shack like homes along the waterfront and predominantly PR...it feels like being in PR.

PRs, like Blacks, are leaving this city in droves and have been for decades...and for good reason. It is a normal progression, and every prior group has done the same thing...they come to NYC, stay awhile, then expand to the rest of the country and become part of the fabric of this country. PRs are no different.
Yup. Harding park. Know that area well. Many of those shacks were converted into larger sf homes. Very unique, interesting hood. Shore haven probably raised the values in the area even more. I do like that entire area. Never knew it existed till my mom purchased out there.

Texas is getting a more diversified Latino population nowadays, including pr
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:42 PM
 
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Yup. Harding park. Know that area well. Many of those shacks were converted into larger sf homes. Very unique, interesting hood. Shore haven probably raised the values in the area even more. I do like that entire area. Never knew it existed till my mom purchased out there.

Texas is getting a more diversified Latino population nowadays, including pr
Shorehaven was a great time during the summer when I was a kid. I understand they built the prefab condos/ townhomes but what a shame that old beach club got torn down.
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Old 06-11-2013, 08:30 AM
 
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It is a shame the beachclub was torn down..but I can see a new beach facility open at some point in the future (one can dream!).
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