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Old 08-09-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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:bangs head off desk: You have to be trolling, you just have to.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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:bangs head off desk: You have to be trolling, you just have to.
Nope. Just telling the ugly truth.
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Old 08-09-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: The state of NY
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Well of course Riverdale has crime and guess where just about all of it comes from? Hooligans from down the hill in the Bronx that come up the hill looking to steal our cars, rob our residents or cause other problems. All I have to look at are the smashed out car windows I've seen of late and the young Korean male who was killed by some thug from down the hill in the Bronx for an iPhone.



Fieldston is an upper middle class community with plenty of mansions and Riverdale doesn't fit the bill for a lot of things, so you can't go off of the "norm".
Oh shoot.O_O I don't even see that in these parts. So your assuming your area is better than mine? It's not all places have their downsides.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:34 AM
 
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HA! Keep dreaming. Technically is one thing, but Bronxites know that we really don't associate with the Bronx in any way, shape or form.

Let's see...

Riverdale=Upper middle class neighborhood
Bronx=Poor; some of the poorest neighborhoods in US

Riverdale=Low unemployment
Bronx=Highest unemployment of all five boroughs

Riverdale=Some of the lowest crime rates in all of NYC
Bronx=High crime rate

I could go on but there's a clear pattern here. The Bronx is the complete opposite of Riverdale and it's understandable why we in Riverdale don't want to be associated with it.

We have the most mansions in all of New York City and they all go for MILLIONS, so surely we could afford to live in Westchester if we so chose to. It's more about Riverdale's proximity to Manhattan and wanting a mix of city life nearby but also wanting a suburban more tranquil setting. Riverdale offers both and is unique in that regard.
*Points finger at Grosvenor and says you live in the BRONX. You live in the BRONX. Nanaabooboo. You live in the BRONX!!!
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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*Points finger at Grosvenor and says you live in the BRONX. You live in the BRONX. Nanaabooboo. You live in the BRONX!!!
HA! If only it was so easy.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:59 AM
 
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I don't see what difference it makes where you live.

It's all just invisible lines that determine what county, city, neighborhood, state, school district, voting district you live in..
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:08 PM
 
Location: Concourse
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I don't know why you all keep feeding him. He seems to thrive on the need to deny that riverdale is indeed part of The Bronx. You are all better off just ignoring it.

As for the OP's original topic, I believe most of The Bronx is working to middle class. While there may be a disproportionate amount of poor here compared to the other boroughs, I think it is short sighted to say that it is the poorest borough and simply leave it at that. The flip side to that is that has the highest level of affordable housing.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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As for the OP's original topic, I believe most of The Bronx is working to middle class. While there may be a disproportionate amount of poor here compared to the other boroughs, I think it is short sighted to say that it is the poorest borough and simply leave it at that. The flip side to that is that has the highest level of affordable housing.
HA! And what leads you to believe that fallacy?? I find it rather amusing that you think it's a positive that the borough has the highest level of "affordable housing", most of which are housing projects. It's this type of mentality that Bronxites have that explains why the borough is so beset with decay and high unemployment.
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:28 PM
 
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I don't know why you all keep feeding him. He seems to thrive on the need to deny that riverdale is indeed part of The Bronx. You are all better off just ignoring it.

As for the OP's original topic, I believe most of The Bronx is working to middle class. While there may be a disproportionate amount of poor here compared to the other boroughs, I think it is short sighted to say that it is the poorest borough and simply leave it at that. The flip side to that is that has the highest level of affordable housing.
I would say that the Bronx is mainly Poor to Working Poor

The MEDIAN household income of the Bronx is $34,744 which *essentially* means that AT LEAST half of the Bronx is poor. 28.5% of Bronx families OFFICIALLY live under the poverty line but then you have to factor in the large working poor of the Bronx and then it paints a clearer picture. For those that don't know, the "Working Poor" are those who barely are above the poverty line but not enough to have anything resembling financial stability; these people are ON THE EDGE. Most working single mother-ran households fall under this category.

How do you define "middle class"?

- Many people would agree that a family in the NYC area would need a household income to be considered:
- Middle class is at least $75k
- Working class is $50k-75k.
- Working poor is 31k-50k.
- The poverty line for a family in NYC is 31k so under 31k is straight up poor.

Bronx socieconomic data- Bronx County (Bronx Borough) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
Poverty line data- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/22/ny...erty.html?_r=0

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Old 08-09-2013, 03:02 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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I would say that the Bronx is mainly Poor to Working Poor

The MEDIAN household income of the Bronx is $34,744 which *essentially* means that AT LEAST half of the Bronx is poor. 28.5% of Bronx families OFFICIALLY live under the poverty line but then you have to factor in the large working poor of the Bronx and then it paints a clearer picture. For those that don't know, the "Working Poor" are those who barely are above the poverty line but not enough to have anything resembling financial stability; these people are ON THE EDGE. Most working single mother-ran households fall under this category.

How do you define "middle class"?

- Many people would agree that a family in the NYC area would need a household income to be considered:
- Middle class is at least $75k
- Working class is $50k-75k.
- Working poor is 31k-50k.
- The poverty line for a family in NYC is 31k so under 31k is straight up poor.

Bronx socieconomic data- Bronx County (Bronx Borough) QuickFacts from the US Census Bureau
Poverty line data- http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/22/ny...erty.html?_r=0
$34,744 for a family??? Mercy. I think I almost made that one year while I was a college student (about $31,000 or so), working part of the year and finishing my BA.
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