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Old 05-10-2013, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Far Rockaway, NYC.
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Default A gentrified Rockaway?

I would like to know everyone's opinion on the probability of a gentrified Rockaway in Queens . I've seen a lot of urban renewal in the past few years with Arverne-By-The-Sea and Edgemere-By-The-Sea and various food places in the neighborhood . This is just a thought I wanted to see people's view on .
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:04 PM
 
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I would like to know everyone's opinion on the probability of a gentrified Rockaway in Queens . I've seen a lot of urban renewal in the past few years with Arverne-By-The-Sea and Edgemere-By-The-Sea and various food places in the neighborhood . This is just a thought I wanted to see people's view on .

Part of Rockaway was always decent, the Irish and Jewish part was always in good shape.
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Old 05-10-2013, 12:13 PM
 
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Reactivate the dormant LIRR line and step up express bus service to Manhattan, and real gentrification will follow. It's not impossible. Even post-Sandy, people want to live by the ocean. And if they build correctly, they can withstand future storms.
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Old 05-10-2013, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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it is fine to live there provided your life doesnt revolve around manhattan, and for a lot of people it doesnt.
but the people that work in NY, living in RW is a PITA.
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:35 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, Queens
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Reactivate the dormant LIRR line and step up express bus service to Manhattan, and real gentrification will follow. It's not impossible. Even post-Sandy, people want to live by the ocean. And if they build correctly, they can withstand future storms.
If they do reactivate this line would it go all the way to the Rockaways? Or just from Rego Park to the Aqueduct casino? Would it be the LIRR or the subway?
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Old 05-13-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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If they do reactivate this line would it go all the way to the Rockaways? Or just from Rego Park to the Aqueduct casino? Would it be the LIRR or the subway?
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Old 05-13-2013, 01:18 PM
 
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South/West of Averne, the Rockaways has always been in good shape. It's just isolated, with a small population, comparatively speaking to the rest of the city. Increase public transportation to the Rockaways, and gentrification/growth along all of the Rockaways will come naturally. However, that won't happen without a fight. Those that live in the good parts of the Rockaways like it the way it is, and they'll fight anyone who tries to change it.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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South/West of Averne, the Rockaways has always been in good shape. It's just isolated, with a small population, comparatively speaking to the rest of the city. Increase public transportation to the Rockaways, and gentrification/growth along all of the Rockaways will come naturally. However, that won't happen without a fight. Those that live in the good parts of the Rockaways like it the way it is, and they'll fight anyone who tries to change it.
who would be against gentrification or a quicker ride into Manhattan? The residents of Neponsit and Belle Harbor have been clamoring for a better/cleaned up 116th St. for years. I think they'd be in favor of improvements to the rest of the peninsula as well.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:52 PM
 
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who would be against gentrification or a quicker ride into Manhattan? The residents of Neponsit and Belle Harbor have been clamoring for a better/cleaned up 116th St. for years. I think they'd be in favor of improvements to the rest of the peninsula as well.
I don't necessarily think they'll oppose better transportation, but I am pretty sure they are going to oppose the growth that will come along with that better transportation. There's already been heavy opposition to the development occurring in the Northern parts of the Rockaways. I can't imagine the outrage if/when more developments pop up in the Southern parts of the Rockaways.
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Old 05-13-2013, 02:58 PM
 
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I don't necessarily think they'll oppose better transportation, but I am pretty sure they are going to oppose the growth that will come along with that better transportation. There's already been heavy opposition to the development occurring in the Northern parts of the Rockaways. I can't imagine the outrage if/when more developments pop up in the Southern parts of the Rockaways.
Can you be more specific?
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