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Old 07-25-2013, 09:03 AM
 
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Originally Posted by bellakin123 View Post
LIC is industrial but down by the water there are beautiful views of the city. Not to mention you're one stop from the city on the E train. LIC is pricey because of proximity and easy access to the city. I've been working in LIC for 10 years and I have seen major improvements and clean-up.
Its close to the job centers in MIDTOWN Manhattan, basically a train stop or two away. And so LIC is expensive and reflects that, particularly with the big improvements in the neighborhood.

 
Old 07-25-2013, 09:07 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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The OP statement is wayyy off.

I'm still waiting to see the 25% you consider first world.
LOLZ. You obviously need to get out more....

Behold the power of Google:

175 Fordham St, Bronx, NY 10464 - Zillow

601 Pelham Parkway North #507, Bronx NY - Trulia

511 West 232nd Street #E35, Bronx NY - Trulia

3121 Middletown Road #8D, Bronx NY - Trulia

1177 Rhinelander Avenue, Bronx NY - Trulia

2525 Wilson Avenue, Bronx NY - Trulia

3509 Ropes Avenue, Bronx NY - Trulia


These are a small sampling of properties from various zip codes. I've lived in several of these areas when I lived in NYC. You don't get to see the entire surrounding area but you can get a sense of what it would be. And yeah, this is third world living at its finest.

Point being, the Bronx is a large borough. Yeah, it definitely has its share of blighted areas and lots of PJs/tenements. The above person who posted the following is right -- if that's all you see of the borough when you're driving on a highway, of course your perception is going to be skewed. The Bronx does have an image problem. The political leadership for many years stank and was corrupt. However, most of the Bronx natives know that there is more to the borough than what the media portrays and what you look at as you're driving on the Cross Bronx. I was born and raised in the Bronx. I purchased real estate in the Bronx. And if I return to NYC, I'm moving to the Bronx. I didn't have a worse life growing up in the Bronx than my children, who are being raised in a suburban environment.

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Old 07-25-2013, 09:37 AM
 
Location: USA
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another gentrification thread? it must be almost time to go.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 10:22 AM
 
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The city needs to incentivize Hipsters to move in and gentrify the area.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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As long as the Bronx has hoards of public housing it will always be run down. Look where the nice parts of the Bronx are... In isolated pockets where there are few to no housing projects... Woodlawn, Morris Park, City Island, Pelham Bay, Country Club, parts of Throggs Neck, Edgewater, Schuylerville, etc. These are the few good parts of the Bronx and they all relatively isolated or further out and generally more suburban in feel and even those are changing as more White flight occurs.

The day that Riverdale has housing projects is the day that I would move immediately!! The old saying There goes the neighborhood rang true with most of the Bronx years ago.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Concourse
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What a bunch of crap. The Bronx is no different from any other borough. What it suffers from is dated perceptions from several of the uninformed posters here.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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What a bunch of crap. The Bronx is no different from any other borough. What it suffers from is dated perceptions from several of the uninformed posters here.
Is that right? What are they misinformed about?
 
Old 07-25-2013, 12:13 PM
 
Location: USA
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all these gentrification threads are bringing me down.
 
Old 07-25-2013, 12:15 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, New York
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all these gentrification threads are bringing me down.
HA! How exactly?
 
Old 07-25-2013, 12:22 PM
 
Location: USA
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HA! How exactly?
because it's getting too expensive to live anywhere
and that is very stressing and depressing.
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