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Old 05-06-2012, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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I wouldn't call that gentrification. A full-featured stadium was built with all the necessities, and an old business lost revenue. More simple capitalism.

I know the area and I find it hard to believe stadium goers were going to Mercedes' liquor store to buy a bottle of Henny. More like he has been outdone by increasing numbers of liquor stores and local nightlife (Dyckman St).

I hope that whole stretch gets gutted and torn down for some at least 8-12 story mixed income housing with ground level retail. As it stands it's an underutilized ghetto row. More jobs, more housing.
You have a sick mind pal.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:45 AM
 
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If it's sick to promote the construction of housing and jobs along with beautification and maximizing usage, I must be mental.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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Decent living wage my ass. Skills? You mean common skills in a shrinking trade, with new tech on the horizon.

Many more jobs would be gained, so much housing. You guys are nuts. Will you wait until the vacancy rate reaches a tipping point and a row of shops goes up on flames? A long time coming, and it is coming.

As for the rooftops, I remember those same rooftops being used for more sinister purposes in those low income neighborhoods. If you would like to have a rooftop garden, there are programa for that you can even research on line.

Why don't you address the single issue you keep avoiding that is astronomically more important than any of the other self righteous crap that you keep spewing.
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Old 05-06-2012, 09:56 AM
 
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What are you talking about?

Your just as bad as the Bronxites in Mott Haven't that recently slowed the construction of affordable mixed used housing on a tiny community garden/vacant gas station, or the business owners who slowed the construction of the protected bike lanes in East Harlem, or any of the opposition against progressive development the city needs.

We have priorities. Dirty, decript, dieing industrial areas are not one of them. The need for housing, amenities, jobs those are needs.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:02 AM
 
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Once again, I'm talking about the fact that people own and wish to continue owning their business at that location. As I've explained to you many times now and which you consistently ignore. This is a fundamental principle that our society is built on. And if you dismiss that as nothing (you), than you are clearly an un-American hack.

And don't try and explain to me that eminent domain is being used correctly here, because it is far from it.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:44 AM
 
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These businesses will get compensated. They are dirty industry, topped with the fact they stagnate the development of the area. A lot of potential lost revenue. Nearby Flushing is a CBD and adds to the argument. Mets Stadium can attract patrons, the adjacent community could attract many times the revenue of the current industry with those stadium goers attending restaurants, bars and shopping locally. More housing for New Yorkers.

You can't prevent the development of a world class city due to a few old, dirty, dieing businesses and one resident. Tear the place down. In this case few benefit if left unchanged. Worth it. Of not, Flushing will not reach it's full potential.
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Old 05-06-2012, 10:46 AM
 
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These "dirty" businesses that you so arrogantly dismiss like some prissy broad, don't want to be "compensated". They want to stay on the property that they own and where their great granparants built on. But like I said, you're an un-American hack. Congrats.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:30 AM
 
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These "dirty" businesses that you so arrogantly dismiss like some prissy broad, Congrats
And congrats to you for adding misogyny to your list of admirable traits.
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Old 05-06-2012, 11:43 AM
 
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And congrats to you for adding misogyny to your list of admirable traits.

I forget that some people these days can't handle how we talk over here. My girl doesn't get up in arms about it. She's used to it. Grew up around it. Sorry that harmless words offended you though. You can go ahead and say some "derogatory" words about men, I don't give a F.
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Old 05-06-2012, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Guess that is a great example that life isn't always fair...
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