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Old 05-02-2012, 08:57 AM
 
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Many recommend moving to East Tremont/West Farms because "the Bronx Zoo is nearby". Most families visit that place only once a year if that.

Or that the neighborhood is full of Botanists and Veterinarians.
I just can't remember anyone (on here anyway) recommending the East Tremont neighborhood. If someone has small kids, it would be great to have the zoo so close though. When my kids were younger we'd get a membership and go a lot - it's really too big to do everything all in one day.
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Old 05-02-2012, 09:46 AM
 
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nothing is wrong with his english. it might
not be perfect but who is?
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:16 PM
 
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I wish you'd post in English instead of whatever you call that. But if you think that people don't hate on Brooklyn...your eyes are shut pretty tight. (I happen to agree with you, by the way).
Lol.
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Old 05-03-2012, 09:47 PM
 
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why is it that only the BX gets flak for the burnings? I hardly hear BK getting frowned upon, they had burnings too
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Old 05-04-2012, 06:52 AM
 
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why is it that only the BX gets flak for the burnings? I hardly hear BK getting frowned upon, they had burnings too
Because things go in cycles (and people have short memories). After the Big Blackout in 1977, Brooklyn was in the news every day after the looting in Bushwick. It happened in other neighborhoods too, but Brooklyn got all the headlines.
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Old 05-04-2012, 08:02 PM
 
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Took a trip to the Bronx today since I have a lot of Fridays off. I went to the Bronx Museum of Arts to check out the baseball in the Bronx exhibit. It was kind of small compared to the extensive one I've seen on the Brooklyn Dodgers at the Brooklyn Historical Society a few years back.

Afterwards I walked east on 161 street for a few blocks and found a nice lunch spot called the Sheridan Market. Nice selection of sandwiches, hot food, pizza and other stuff and very tasty food. I think my sandwich, a bag of chips and a can of soda came out to about 7.50. My only knock on it was the seating area was kind of smallish, but I'm guessing that's attributed to the fact that a lot of people seem to take the food out due to the proximity to borough hall and the courthouses.

Nonetheless, the next time someone asks me for some place to eat outside the Stadium, I'd recommend this place.
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Old 05-05-2012, 06:45 AM
 
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I grew up in the Bedford Park section of the Bronx in the 70's so I saw the change in the neighborhood as it was happening. I moved out in the 80's to Manhatten but continued to visit my old neighborhood and still do because my parents still live there.

Maybe I'm biased because I see the neighborhood through my childhood eyes, but it seems welcoming and beautiful to me. Sure there are pockets where it's not like it was years ago but what I see now is the same socio-economic mix that existed back then. While the racial make-up has changed, I don't judge people by the color of their skin or the language they speak. Back when I grew up, the neighborhood was predominantly white people who were second or third generation Irish, Italan or Jewish. Mostly middle to working class. From what I see now, the neighborhood is the same except that there are more black, brown and yellow faces.

As to the ghettoness of the area, when I was growing up, white kids would hang out on the corners, drink beer and smoke cigarettes and some would get into trouble. I don't see where that differs from what's going on now. Just the changes in the color of the skin. Perhaps we all need to look inside and determine what is really behind what we perceive to be bad or unsafe.
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Old 05-05-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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I lived in Manhattan (Midtown, Upper West Side) and I lived in Brooklyn (Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst); I lived there for 15 years. I was never, not once to the Bronx, not even the Bronx zoo. I know that there are some nice areas there, but the name itself scares the sh(*& out of me. My car broke down once in East New York and that's the experience I don't care to remember. Car breaking down in the Bronx would probably kill me all by itself

Italian Brooklyn is the place for me. And if you are Puerto Rican or black, that's not a problem if you are a decent person. I had very close PR and AA friends in Bensonhurst. We were all friends there, but that was in the early 90's, and I don't know how much things have changed since then...
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