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Old 12-14-2016, 02:55 AM
 
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Yeah and the prices are so high that people go to the boxstores instead. I live in an area that prides itself on small businesses and we have TONS of empty store fronts. You can see this all across NYC - Manhattan and the outer boroughs.
I was speaking more so on restaurants. I rarely spend more than 20 dollars on myself when I go out to eat in NYC.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:32 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Gentrification has helped certain neighborhoods because it brings down crime (usually) and adds economic plusses, but it's also hurts because many of the people moving in are some of the most annoying people you could ever meet.
Yeah and they almost seem annoyed that they have to live next to certain demographic persons, I'm like you moved here??

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Old 12-14-2016, 09:18 AM
 
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It helps to a certain extent, like crime is reduced and the neighborhood gets a facelift (new paint, less litter, more street cleaning) but it's gone far past the point where it starts to hurt due to skyrocketing rents in a lot of neighborhoods

Rents going up to compensate for the neighborhood being better is one thing, but they just went up waaaaaaaaaaay more than is fair, now it costs $1500x for a decent studio in a neighborhood that has only gone from "terrible" to "bad". For those prices you should be getting more than bad.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:32 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It helps to a certain extent, like crime is reduced and the neighborhood gets a facelift (new paint, less litter, more street cleaning) but it's gone far past the point where it starts to hurt due to skyrocketing rents in a lot of neighborhoods

Rents going up to compensate for the neighborhood being better is one thing, but they just went up waaaaaaaaaaay more than is fair, now it costs $1500x for a decent studio in a neighborhood that has only gone from "terrible" to "bad". For those prices you should be getting more than bad.
As long as people are willing to pay the exorbitant rents, I would consider it fair.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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anyone paying 2k to live in Washington Heights, Mott Haven, Harlem, Bushwick and Bedstuy are complete idiots.
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Old 12-14-2016, 03:57 PM
 
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You're the only one associating "bad people" with people of color.

you said it not me....
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Old 12-14-2016, 06:47 PM
 
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you said it not me....
No, you did say it. By saying people posting about "bad people" are racist you're directly making a link between "bad people" and certain demographics.
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Old 12-14-2016, 08:32 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Good that its cleaner, safer overall
Bad that its more expensive, long time residents have been forced out one way or another and now its boring, bland and very VANILLA.
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Old 12-14-2016, 09:11 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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now it costs $1500x for a decent studio in a neighborhood that has only gone from "terrible" to "bad". For those prices you should be getting more than bad.
This resonates loudly!
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Old 12-20-2016, 07:19 PM
 
Location: Summit, NJ
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Am I right that most white gentrifiers WANT to live in a diverse neighborhood rather than a majority-white neighborhood?

(I just had a fun drive after dropping my gf at JFK - took Jamaica and Fulton Avenues all the way to the Brooklyn Bridge. Some really fascinating neighborhoods on that stretch, like Woodhaven. Too bad my job is in NJ, and it makes no sense to consider moving to one of these diverse neighborhoods myself (which all seem better than Newark and Irvington at least).)
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