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Old 09-02-2013, 11:24 AM
 
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hello -Im from jersey but in the summer of 89 I moved to the lower east side I lived at the corner of Ave A and Housten sorry if i mis spelled I was 24 that year and was a hard core coke user so I pretty much struck gold my good friend who is the person I moved in with had lived in NYC for about 10 years at that point .He had the apartment it was rent controlled he paid 89 dollars a month -I had a job the 1st day there making stage scenirey for broad way shows the place I worked had its shop burn down it was on attorney st so they moved to Bed Stuy -Alantic Ave and Nostrand Ave - Let me tell you the crack hit hard there it was beyond any thing I had ever seen people living in ply wood shelters vials were evey where you walked and the crack heads were like the walking dead -from what I remember is the L.E.S. had a lot of dope use to watch the junkies cop there stuff then haul ass back to jersey use to be a low wall were all the junkies use to sit and nod the place was right by Allen St subway stop -I never got involved in smoking the coke myself just railing it up my nose and we could get it night or day it got to the point that we didnt have to leave the apartment every thing was delivered thats when it got bad lol - yea I lived there and it was bad but at the same time it was great
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:54 PM
 
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Bad enough that it shouldn't be missed.

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Old 09-03-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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hello -Im from jersey but in the summer of 89 I moved to the lower east side I lived at the corner of Ave A and Housten sorry if i mis spelled I was 24 that year and was a hard core coke user so I pretty much struck gold my good friend who is the person I moved in with had lived in NYC for about 10 years at that point .He had the apartment it was rent controlled he paid 89 dollars a month -I had a job the 1st day there making stage scenirey for broad way shows the place I worked had its shop burn down it was on attorney st so they moved to Bed Stuy -Alantic Ave and Nostrand Ave - Let me tell you the crack hit hard there it was beyond any thing I had ever seen people living in ply wood shelters vials were evey where you walked and the crack heads were like the walking dead -from what I remember is the L.E.S. had a lot of dope use to watch the junkies cop there stuff then haul ass back to jersey use to be a low wall were all the junkies use to sit and nod the place was right by Allen St subway stop -I never got involved in smoking the coke myself just railing it up my nose and we could get it night or day it got to the point that we didnt have to leave the apartment every thing was delivered thats when it got bad lol - yea I lived there and it was bad but at the same time it was great
can't believe you typed ONE period in that whole thing.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:36 PM
 
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can't believe you typed ONE period in that whole thing.
Lol, where are the grammar police? He ranted like a crack pipe smoker, not a classy coke snorter! Lol
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Old 07-07-2014, 11:07 AM
 
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Suggestion: Become familiar with them (and others like them) so that you can speak more fluently about the different kinds of housing in NYC. From a conversation I had with someone in the mayor's office, developers aren't interested in middle class housing because there's no profit, and the State can't afford to support their development either, as had been done in the past (60s - 70s - before the crack era - when middle class people had extensive housing choices).

Place the blame where it needs to go. Look at the developers. It's all about greed.
This is very true! Hence why you see all these new Supportive Housing complexes being constructed. It's a damn shame and it ruins the neighborhood by introducing destitutes to the area that would otherwise not be here if these complexes had NOT been built.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:25 PM
 
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Default Just Say No

Aw jeez, those days. We had cops come to school and demonstrate what a crack vial looked like so we would know when the crack heads would try to push it on us. The talk about crack was everywhere and the 80s in the city was really one of the best times!! Despite the crack that is, hehe. Instead of JUST SAY NO! we joked it was JUST SAY "No thank you" hahah That's how everywhere pushers were. My neighbor was shot over drug money. Oh those days.
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Old 07-08-2014, 12:50 PM
 
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Crackheads would watch your every move. They'd be sitting in the cut just watchin'.

Not a car lock was safe. Car alarms constantly going off.

You could even work with some crackheads and wouldn't know it. I just started working at the WTC along with this other girl who was hired shortly before, it wasn't a week before I got some sob sad story how her house was robbed and could I either let her borrow some money or use my Amex card. Yeah right, I don't think so.

Another job I worked at, here's another one crying to me how she couldn't make rent and she had children cry cry cry. After quickly befriending me and mind you I hadn't been there a month before she asked. I later found out she was a crackhead after cleaning up her act. See, I was under the impression all crackheads were skinny, she was fat.

Yeah, the music back then was wonderful and NYC had clubs to go to, a real night life, but you had to watch out for those crackheads.lol

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Old 12-01-2015, 09:50 AM
 
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Default I'm a Sugar Hill Gentrifier

Sugar Hill in Harlem is has some of the most beautiful turn of the century brownstones in the city. Convent Avenue is maybe one of the most beautiful streets in Manhattan. Traditionally it was a middle-class neighborhood and after a decline after the FDHA it's headed back that way.

The neighborhood was 3% white in 2003, it's now about 20% white and I would say that's increased significantly in the 9 months I've lived here. The first sushi restaurant has just opened and before you know it there'll be a Starbucks moving in.

Condo/coop prices have increased 20% this year and are set to do the same next year but there are plenty of HDFC apartments available to keep the neighborhood mixed income.

Sugar Hill is designated a historic district so there'll be no giant condo buildings going up. The buildings that fell into disrepair are being renovated at significant cost to the City. All the playgrounds are also being upgraded.


Statistically it's a safer neighborhood than the Upper West-Side or the Upper-East Side and much, much safer than Midtown. Even though I'm an old white guy I love it here.
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Old 12-05-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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Loads of car break ins. My parents said their car was broken in almost once a year at least. They didn't really know of "crack" because they were working a lot and didn't go out much at night. Murders did happen in the area but they lived in a decent part of a neighborhood that was mostly away from the other parts of the area that got hit bad by crack. They never had to go to ENY, Brownsville, Bed Stuy, Harlem, South Bronx, or Lower East Side. They never saw the "most dangerous" parts of the city although they lived in a "nicer" part of one of the worst Queens neighborhoods at the time.
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