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Old 12-12-2012, 07:19 PM
 
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I'm only 23 so i have only seen it ghetto all my life.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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They aren't around anymore to tell you.
That's how long ago that was.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:32 PM
 
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There are parts of the Bronx that are akin to living in some third world country.

I understand that people in these degradated neighborhoods are low-income but have some pride in where you live. Theres trash all over the ground in many places.

What happened to "don't crap where you sleep."
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:53 PM
 
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There are parts of the Bronx that are akin to living in some third world country.

I understand that people in these degradated neighborhoods are low-income but have some pride in where you live. Theres trash all over the ground in many places.

What happened to "don't crap where you sleep."
Have you ever been extremely poor close to homeless and have no idea where and when your next meal will comes because if you have then you'll know the last thing on their mind is wasting time, energy, and money on making sure things are aesthetically pleasing.
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Old 12-12-2012, 07:56 PM
 
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Like most of the Grand Concourse or Washington Heights/Inwood neighborhoods today, at least in the West Bronx. Areas farther from the subways, East of the Bronx River, were still mostly undeveloped. There are tons of photographs available online. The Bronx, West of the Bronx river, was rolling with mostly solid canyons of apartment buildings.

This is mid century. Prior to significant urban decay and urban renewal projects.

Interesting considering how much original housing stock was lost east of Park Avenue between 1960 and today.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:40 PM
 
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Have you ever been extremely poor close to homeless and have no idea where and when your next meal will comes because if you have then you'll know the last thing on their mind is wasting time, energy, and money on making sure things are aesthetically pleasing.
yes, frequently.
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Old 12-12-2012, 08:46 PM
 
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yes, frequently.
Well then you should understand why almost every ghetto looks terrible and almost always have
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Old 12-13-2012, 12:20 AM
 
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I'm only 23 so i have only seen it ghetto all my life.
This is an interesting site, with lots of photos and information, BRONX BOARD, Backinthebronx.com is also a good site.
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Old 12-13-2012, 10:58 AM
 
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Have you ever been extremely poor close to homeless and have no idea where and when your next meal will comes because if you have then you'll know the last thing on their mind is wasting time, energy, and money on making sure things are aesthetically pleasing.
Hence why there is a legitimate stereotype and dislike towards renting to poor people. If you're a landlord who wants to keep the building and neighborhood aesthetically pleasing, why in the world would you rent to poor people who could give 2 sh1ts about aesthetics and are the main culprits for making the building/neighborhood like dirty, run down and poorly maintained.

Gentrification cures these symptoms by removing the trashy tenants from the building/neighborhood and replacing them with more respectable, courteous tenants who clean up after their dogs and care about there place of residence despite being renters.

As a LL, I'm very big on aesthetics. Hence why I am in favor of the Bronx GENTRIFYING because I know gentrification will bring beautification to the Bronx that is long over due. There is a method to my madness. People on this board bash me for wanting the Bronx to gentrify because it will displace poor people, but I KNOW deep down there are more positives than negatives if the Bronx were to gentrify. Yes there will be collateral damage but the end result will be much better than the status quo in the Bronx.
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Old 12-13-2012, 11:59 AM
 
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^ you want that scrilla yo.
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