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Old 09-22-2018, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Like if it creates crime issues that spill into Nassau County
I wouldn't know for certain, but it's not farfetched.

I know you don't know the area

But there's Nassau County housing projects a few blocks away anyway.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:32 PM
 
Location: NY
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No no my friend.

The first housing project in Rockaway as I understand it was built on land that was the former Rockaway airport (Arverne Houses, 1951).

After that, the next wave of housing was built on former slums (bungalows). These were Hammels Houses and Redfern Houses, 1955. Who lived in those bungalows that lacked winterization, you ask? People that the city put there! They didn't just put it there for the reasons you mentioned. Needle in the coffin was when the city put Edgemere Houses (1961) on the other vacant land that was formerly part of the old Rockaway airport. Then NYCHA started sending their worst cases out to Edgemere. Didn't mean to derail the thread, but wanted you to know the history.




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Very familiar with the Rockaways and history. Its a beautiful read.
Not many are aware of those Glorious days over 100 years ago.
Wish I lived back in those days before the storms that destroyed this wonderland.
Those black and white photos show an amazing landscape up until the early part of the century.
Then the floods, more floods and more floods.
Then all investors of the time gave up on development .
Land became barren. Throwing money into a bottomless pit. Mother Nature can be so ever cruel.
As I posted earlier, I am explaining a moment in time during the re re re building of the Rockaways
by the New York Housing Authority on barren and minimally populated land not during the boom and
rich history of a former vacation haven for the wealthy.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:55 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Thankyou
Very familiar with the Rockaways and history. Its a beautiful read.
Not many are aware of those Glorious days over 100 years ago.
Wish I lived back in those days before the storms that destroyed this wonderland.
Those black and white photos show an amazing landscape up until the early part of the century.
Then the floods, more floods and more floods.
Then all investors of the time gave up on development .
Land became barren. Throwing money into a bottomless pit. Mother Nature can be so ever cruel.
As I posted earlier, I am explaining a moment in time during the re re re building of the Rockaways
by the New York Housing Authority on barren and minimally populated land not during the boom and
rich history of a former vacation haven for the wealthy.
That whole period from roughly 1870-1929 seemed like an amazing time to experience. The Gilded and Golden Age. We done fcked up letting Robert Moses having any sort of political office. At least LaGuardia kept him somewhat in check in the 30s and early 40s. Sad sad sad.
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Old 09-24-2018, 09:56 AM
 
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That whole period from roughly 1870-1929 seemed like an amazing time to experience. The Gilded and Golden Age. We done fcked up letting Robert Moses having any sort of political office. At least LaGuardia kept him somewhat in check in the 30s and early 40s. Sad sad sad.
Yeah, Robert Moses set us back 100 years
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Old 09-24-2018, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Brooklyn costs more.
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Old 09-25-2018, 06:11 AM
 
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Brooklyn costs more.
That would depend on the area. I think Forest Hills Gardens (Queens) is probably more expensive than most areas in Brooklyn.
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Old 09-26-2018, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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That would depend on the area. I think Forest Hills Gardens (Queens) is probably more expensive than most areas in Brooklyn.


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Old 09-26-2018, 07:16 AM
 
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That would depend on the area. I think Forest Hills Gardens (Queens) is probably more expensive than most areas in Brooklyn.
Queens and Brooklyn are both mostly expensive, but appeal to different kinds of people (with plenty of overlap, though).
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