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Old 04-27-2017, 03:12 PM
 
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I don't know what we're yelling about!!! Loud noises!!!!!
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Old 04-27-2017, 03:14 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I agree with the OP 110%

Gentrification is being pushed by the evil racist white devil man to pushed colored people out of the city. Just look at Park Slope, Greenpoint, Astoria, North Williamsburg etc.

Oh wait, those areas were mostly white before? Nevermind, screw those crackers.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:31 PM
 
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No that's called urban renewal. Gentrification is when richer residents, or whiter residents, move into poor and working class neighborhoods. Usually neighborhoods of color, and displace the native residents. Because they are higher income and they place a high residential demand on the housing stock they cause the rent to rise. Because business owners know they can rip them off, or sell them more expensive ****; it causes all the grocery stores and businesses to sell unaffordable **** that the native residents can't afford or don't need.

The rebuilding is just a byproduct of gentrification. It is literally the city out of no where giving a **** about neighborhoods because now rich people and white people live in the neighborhoods.

If we had a workers government it would use resources to rebuild neighborhoods without displacing residents, since you know, displacing the actual residents defeats the purpose.
Urban disinvestment is what wrecked these communities enough for investors to come in and buy them cheaply. The US government had no interest in any investment in urban areas until the 90s when they started passing federal tax credits.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:42 PM
 
Location: SC
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I've always been for Gentrification. There is no other way for a neighborhood to "renew" and grow economically - other than having the current residents improve their properties themselves.

And since I almost never see the latter happen I feel no sympathy.

If you are on the bottom, you need to do something to climb up and escape. You should do it of your own volition, but if you don't, gentrification will help you along.
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Old 04-27-2017, 04:51 PM
 
Location: USA o(*_*)o
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I've always lived in New York, and have seen neighborhoods change for the worse.. I consider myself 100% against gentrification. I am tired of seeing people pushed out the ghetto because some rich white trustfund. Baby living off mommy and daddy's money can feel edgy. The streets have become a military occupation by police protecting the yuppies, that is very similar to the West Bank in Palestine., or Baghdad. and yuppies are smug, pompous, arrogant pieces of trash who walk around like they own us hood people as slaves all high on the white privilege horse. The hood people typcially are native New Yorkers however and are the strongest and most resilient people you will ever meet in the world.

I wouldn't care if 100% of these gentrifiers and yuppies stayed the fuuuck out of my hood. My hood and others like it are already homes to diverse populations of black people, immigrants, and working class whites who have deep roots here.



. How long did take to think about posting the the above question? Please grow up!
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Old 04-27-2017, 05:32 PM
 
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I've always lived in New York, and have seen neighborhoods change for the worse.. I consider myself 100% against gentrification. I am tired of seeing people pushed out the ghetto because some rich white trustfund. Baby living off mommy and daddy's money can feel edgy. The streets have become a military occupation by police protecting the yuppies, that is very similar to the West Bank in Palestine., or Baghdad. and yuppies are smug, pompous, arrogant pieces of trash who walk around like they own us hood people as slaves all high on the white privilege horse. The hood people typcially are native New Yorkers however and are the strongest and most resilient people you will ever meet in the world.

I wouldn't care if 100% of these gentrifiers and yuppies stayed the fuuuck out of my hood. My hood and others like it are already homes to diverse populations of black people, immigrants, and working class whites who have deep roots here.
My question is what do you plan on doing? Instead of complaining do you plan on investing in your local community? Or yelling on a street corner like the fake Hebrew Israelites?

There are things good things that gentrification bring like the streets look generally look better overall, better access to certain shopping choices, etc. There are also bad things that gentrification bring like skyrocketing rent, higher cost of living overall, and I don't think gentrification improves schools. I also don't like my neighborhood having police presence like it's a war zone. People just focus on the bad more than the good.

What part of the city are you in? You sound like a bit of a troll. And the other posters eat it up as usual.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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Doesn't bother me, but I don't cheer it. They get in on the ground floor by accepting the higher crime rate and poor residents as their neighbors. Should a crime befall them, that's just their investment returning a negative dividend. Them's the breaks.

Now I do revel when hoodrats come to my type of neighborhood, try to ply their trade around people who actually are invested in the betterment of their area, and get stomped for their efforts. It happens a lot along the SIRT route as the free ride entices north shore toughs to take a shot on the "easy pickins" on the south shore.
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Old 04-27-2017, 06:48 PM
 
Location: The World
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I can't imagine ever feeling any type of satisfaction because someone got jumped.
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Old 04-27-2017, 09:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Oh gosh. This thread is funny.
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Old 04-27-2017, 10:34 PM
 
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My question is what do you plan on doing? Instead of complaining do you plan on investing in your local community? Or yelling on a street corner like the fake Hebrew Israelites?

There are things good things that gentrification bring like the streets look generally look better overall, better access to certain shopping choices, etc. There are also bad things that gentrification bring like skyrocketing rent, higher cost of living overall, and I don't think gentrification improves schools. I also don't like my neighborhood having police presence like it's a war zone. People just focus on the bad more than the good.

What part of the city are you in? You sound like a bit of a troll. And the other posters eat it up as usual.
Actually offering constructive ideas and doing something about them? My, my, my It's hard for a many people to do more than complain.

But to actually do something, you'd a minimum have to come up with your vision of a city.
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