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Old 12-10-2012, 08:42 AM
 
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Just wondering. I'm writing a book. Gentrification of big cities.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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Worse would be a point of view.

Both areas suffered considerably. Not only did crime rates in both areas rise significantly (to statistical peaks in some cases), the death rates due to other factors from drugs to disease were at a high too. The housing stock was mostly in a decrepit condition as well. Services were even more limited. Not a good time in either neighborhood.

Despite the on going problems today, there have been many recognizable improvements many fail to realize. At the same time real issues like poverty and hunger continue to plague thousands of residents largely confined in these neighborhoods.
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Old 12-10-2012, 04:59 PM
 
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It seems this ENY and Brownsville never recovered.... They are near each other so I'm sure it wasn't THAT different
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Old 12-10-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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It seems this ENY and Brownsville never recovered.... They are near each other so I'm sure it wasn't THAT different
Untrue!

Both neighborhoods were already devasted by the conditions of the 1970s, the social policies of the Great Society, Redlining and Whiteflight; as well as the political policies of the Koch administration toward crime and corruption.

"Crack" pales in any comparison of government gone wrong!

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Old 12-10-2012, 08:07 PM
 
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Just wondering. I'm writing a book. Gentrification of big cities.
Explain to me how gentrification of big cities and the crack epidemic in these 2 neighborhoods even relate to each other. Two completely different topics, but you're writing a book on it? lol don't expect to sell many copies kid.
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Old 12-10-2012, 08:29 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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He continues to say he's 46 years old but his constant posts tell a different story... Unless you were living under a rock for 30 years, even if you weren't from this city, some of the questions this guy asks just seem so obvious and repetitive...
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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You also gotta research Harlem and Bushwick/Bed Stuy for this study/book. Growing up in the 80's bushwick project was no joke with crack being EVERYWHERE.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:12 AM
 
Location: Red Hook Brooklyn-winter Derby Line Vermont-summer
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Having lived in Starrett City during the 'epidemic' I can only speak to East New York.So many crackheads in Starrett City in those days.Everyone from teens to peoples moms and an Orthodox Jewish man I once met begging for a dollar. The stairways were littered with vials.It was being very openly sold right outside of Starrett on the corner of Flatlands and Pennsylvania,where there was a little newsstand. I would sometimes walk home from the 3 train @Livonia and Pennsylvania when it was light out and I could count at least 3 crack spots right on Pennsylvania Ave.From what I understand the next block over from Pennsylvania Ave- (Sheffield Avenue) was an open air crack market.I don't have any info on Brownsville during that time but I can't imagine it being any worse than ENY. Also ENY is more spread out and alot more desolate so it had plenty of spots spread around the entire neighborhood. It also seemed to me that the cops from the 75th Pct had to be taking a cut of the action because the dealing was so obvious.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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The police from the 75th precinct were busy ducking bullets and cleaning up the bodies. Crack dealers were like weeds - take one out and 3 sprang up in their place.
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Old 12-11-2012, 08:21 AM
 
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He continues to say he's 46 years old but his constant posts tell a different story... Unless you were living under a rock for 30 years, even if you weren't from this city, some of the questions this guy asks just seem so obvious and repetitive...
I wouldn't lie about my age man hahaha idk maybe there obvious posts to you but everyone's different my man. Sorry if I'm annoying you or anything
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