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Old 08-20-2013, 11:15 AM
Location: West Harlem
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Originally Posted by CNYC View Post
Like bring boat loads of white people into to the community that cause rents to sky rocket and prices for just about everything else to go up ?

I'm sure the locals in brooklyn would agree with you.
It's not about "white people."
Many people are tired of the crime and quality-of-life conditions in the so-called "gentrifying" areas.
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Old 08-26-2013, 11:31 AM
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Truthfully a number of transplants move to the city to participate in behaviors that could be called ghetto. Loud, wild parties, the hangout scene, etc. Different people have different tastes.

And not everything is bad about the ghetto, and big parts of NYC will remain ghetto. Its just a fact of life.
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:17 PM
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Just reading this posting. Sad to here peoples perception of the Bronx. I'm a Bronx native, born and raised. I'm middle class and my whole family (mom, dad, cousins, aunts, uncles, neices, nephews) are ALL middle class. We all live in different parts of the Bronx too (south and north bronx). My friends live here too. Again, they are working middle class folks with jobs in health, law, education and gov't.

And although there are lot of pj and poor people, the middle class folks are all mixed up with them. This could be challenging but we make it work. With that being said, there are a lot of affordable places to live in the Bronx for middle class folks (i.e. co-op city, fordham hill, executive towers, concourse village and other old and new condo and co-op developments that appeals to a certain class of people).

So I agree, the bronx may have it's share of poor people, low-income people and pj's. But, we also have a host of really affordable places to live and lot of middle-class families.
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