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Old 11-17-2013, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Ok the housing stock is different in parts. I won't argue that...
Yeah, that's why I think its really interesting to watch this neighborhood. Whoever new comes in, the majority of them will be buying instead of renting...unlike Bushwick where the majority of newcomers are renters (regardless of price).
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/NYC
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Yeah, that's why I think its really interesting to watch this neighborhood. Whoever new comes in, the majority of them will be buying instead of renting...unlike Bushwick where the majority of newcomers are renters (regardless of price).
The housing stock is definitely better in CH, some of it is downright beautiful on Highland Blvd and Sunnyside Ave.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:28 PM
 
Location: Western Massachusetts
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Nahh not really. The housing stock in Cypress Hills is way different. Way more single family homes.
What's the green stuff growing at the front door?

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cypre...2,95.81,,0,0.3

Looks like Queens houses but more run down. Lots of fences.
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Old 11-17-2013, 08:55 PM
 
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What's the green stuff growing at the front door?

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cypre...2,95.81,,0,0.3

Looks like Queens houses but more run down. Lots of fences.
The house is abandoned.....an overgrowth of some kind.
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Old 11-17-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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I'm don't necessarily want it to be gentrified, I just really want to feel safe and feel like I can come and go. Would be nice to see some more food choices as well. I hear what you are all saying about it not really being an up and coming neighborhood when it is further out then bed stuy and Bushwick. I agree, bushwick isnt THAT much different then it was and Bed Stuy is still pretty rough. But I think the thing that sets Cypress Hills apart is the park, access to green space of that size is a rarity in nyc. So given the park and one and 2 family homes I think it is more attractive to families and first time buyers, not really the younger transplant crowd.

Another question, for those who live there.. How would you say parking is?
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:54 AM
 
Location: Ridgewood, Queens
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I'm don't necessarily want it to be gentrified, I just really want to feel safe and feel like I can come and go. Would be nice to see some more food choices as well. I hear what you are all saying about it not really being an up and coming neighborhood when it is further out then bed stuy and Bushwick. I agree, bushwick isnt THAT much different then it was and Bed Stuy is still pretty rough. But I think the thing that sets Cypress Hills apart is the park, access to green space of that size is a rarity in nyc. So given the park and one and 2 family homes I think it is more attractive to families and first time buyers, not really the younger transplant crowd.

Another question, for those who live there.. How would you say parking is?
Do people really not think that bushwick and bed stuy are that much different than say 10 or 20 years ago? And yes, you do want gentrification in cypress hills. Especially if you plan to buy there.
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Old 11-18-2013, 07:20 AM
 
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My first place was in Cypress Hills. The building I lived in would have been mistaken for an abandoned building but it was cheap and within my budget. I liked the fact that most things were within walking distance. The laundry mat was next door, two doors down was the grocery store and the train station was a block away. The shopping area, library and Highland park were also within walking distance. The neighborhood was primarily Latin. Has the racial demographics changed?

I wonder if neighborhoods like this still exist today for the working poor in NYC.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:34 AM
 
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Do people really not think that bushwick and bed stuy are that much different than say 10 or 20 years ago? And yes, you do want gentrification in cypress hills. Especially if you plan to buy there.
Well, guess I mean a neighborhood doesn't need to be gentrified to be a good neighborhood. For example, Glendale is a middle class stable neighborhood but far from gentrified. Bay Ridge too.. a lot of neighborhoods in Queens are like that. Although Glendale doesn't have many food options either..

My hope is not all neighborhoods have to go off the deep end of gentrification. We need some solid lower-middle class neighborhoods that don't displace people.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:48 AM
 
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We need some solid lower-middle class neighborhoods that don't displace people.
As neighborhoods continue to gentrify, I believe that the demand for safe lower middle class areas in the city will increase. There are actually plenty of lower to middle class areas of the city; the problem is that the crime rate is not so great in many of them.
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Old 11-18-2013, 10:52 AM
 
Location: BKLYN, N.Y.C
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I'm at eastern CH, where there are more row-houses. The neighborhood has mixed housing units. It can go from row-homes to single families to apartment buildings on corners all in one block. Then there are a few homes with huge pillars out front which I haven't seen in nearby neighborhoods. I'll show you some examples.

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cypre...,,0,-3.87&z=18 (1)

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cypre...,,0,-6.94&z=18 (2)
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