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Old 09-21-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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This is interesting. What's more interesting is that public housing is still going strong in the city.

How New York City Sold Public Housing in the 1930s - Design - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:04 PM
 
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Hmm..juevnile delinquency? A picture of a white youth with a gun in his hands in the 1930s? What? Can't be..not possible, remember NYC was a lily white, safe place where everyone followed the rules, nobody littered, no crime, and neighborhoods and communities were happy and healthy...right? And then those evil brown and black people showed up and ruined the party in the 50s and 60s...isn't that what everyone keeps saying? So why the poster with the white kid with a gun? Strange huh?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:18 PM
 
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Hmm..juevnile delinquency? A picture of a white youth with a gun in his hands in the 1930s? What? Can't be..not possible, remember NYC was a lily white, safe place where everyone followed the rules, nobody littered, no crime, and neighborhoods and communities were happy and healthy...right? And then those evil brown and black people showed up and ruined the party in the 50s and 60s...isn't that what everyone keeps saying? So why the poster with the white kid with a gun? Strange huh?
Where do you see a picture of a kid holding a gun?
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Old 09-21-2012, 02:40 PM
 
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It's the second picture on the right..did you even read the article? Anyway, it doesn't matter whether you see the picture or not. My point still stands.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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Hmm..juevnile delinquency? A picture of a white youth with a gun in his hands in the 1930s? What? Can't be..not possible, remember NYC was a lily white, safe place where everyone followed the rules, nobody littered, no crime, and neighborhoods and communities were happy and healthy...right? And then those evil brown and black people showed up and ruined the party in the 50s and 60s...isn't that what everyone keeps saying? So why the poster with the white kid with a gun? Strange huh?
This is probably near the end of the Prohibition era. Remember during this time NYC had alot of crime then compared to as now. Places like LES, Hells Kitchen and even the South Bronx were dangerous places to live due to sheer amount of crime.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:22 PM
 
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It's the second picture on the right..did you even read the article? Anyway, it doesn't matter whether you see the picture or not. My point still stands.
Are you talking about the cartoon drawing?
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Old 09-22-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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At the time, NYCHA was a vast improvement over the cold-water flats and tenements without adequate natural light or ventilation that many of the city's poor lived in at the time. And to this day there are nothing wrong with the buildings themselves (save the lack of maintenance).
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