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Old 05-08-2017, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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I hate being a renter. If I were a owner, I probably would not care. Please don't come to my neighborhood. It does not need to be gentrified. Landlords view these people as walking dollar signs. I cannot compete. I honestly do not know what I would do if I got priced out. I can't afford what is out there.
Hence the need for low income/affordable housing. Landlords should be given more incentives from the city in terms of tax breaks or something to off set the lure of charging higher rent due to the current supply and demand.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:10 PM
 
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Harlem 110-125th is gentrified nicely now. I hope it keeps moving uptown.
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Old 05-08-2017, 05:53 PM
 
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Hence the need for low income/affordable housing. Landlords should be given more incentives from the city in terms of tax breaks or something to off set the lure of charging higher rent due to the current supply and demand.
The double edged sword. I am essentially screwed by both ends. I cannot compete with generational wealth and dual income earners. The folks with rental vouchers bring the quality of neighborhoods down.

I visited the affordable housing thread a couple of times. Affordable? What a joke. I am not paying that. Those programs are not geared to people like myself.

The only thing I can do is to continue to live significantly below my means and save. Hopefully, I can stay employed and continue to make at least what I am making now.

The frugal forum is my favorite. What can I do? Sometimes, I wish I had a proper spouse.
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Old 05-08-2017, 06:46 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.
Well, I'd certainly hope that you're the only one who is happy to see your neighbors be victims of crimes.
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Old 05-09-2017, 01:43 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Harlem 110-125th is gentrified nicely now. I hope it keeps moving uptown.
Where is this at? East Harlem certainly isn't gentrified nicely, and neither are parts of West Harlem. Gentrification in Harlem is on a block-by-block basis.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:23 PM
 
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Where is this at? East Harlem certainly isn't gentrified nicely, and neither are parts of West Harlem. Gentrification in Harlem is on a block-by-block basis.
Riverside Drive, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue in those blocks are all pretty much gentrified, with the exception of Grant Houses/NYCHA. Along 8th Avenue is pretty gentrified, and so is 7th Avenue somewhat. It is block by block.

All along 125 th Street is in various stages development from East to West.
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Old 05-09-2017, 02:55 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Riverside Drive, Broadway, and Amsterdam Avenue in those blocks are all pretty much gentrified, with the exception of Grant Houses/NYCHA. Along 8th Avenue is pretty gentrified, and so is 7th Avenue somewhat. It is block by block.

All along 125 th Street is in various stages development from East to West.
Oh please. My point still stands. When I'm West Harlem I do not just go walking down streets care free because some of them are still as ghetto as ever with thugs standing on the corner. It is still very much a block by block thing.
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Old 05-09-2017, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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Oh please. My point still stands. When I'm West Harlem I do not just go walking down streets care free because some of them are still as ghetto as ever with thugs standing on the corner. It is still very much a block by block thing.
I agree, it is a block by block thing still in Harlem.
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Old 05-09-2017, 08:51 PM
 
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Oh please. My point still stands. When I'm West Harlem I do not just go walking down streets care free because some of them are still as ghetto as ever with thugs standing on the corner. It is still very much a block by block thing.
This Gentifacation thing is so over rated, I agree with you. I was in Williamsburg Brooklyn, the other day, by Nostrand ave. And I was asking my self, where is it. Like you say, it's a block, by block thing, and I was over by 145th st. , and it's the same thing.
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Old 05-09-2017, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The double edged sword. I am essentially screwed by both ends. I cannot compete with generational wealth and dual income earners. The folks with rental vouchers bring the quality of neighborhoods down.

I visited the affordable housing thread a couple of times. Affordable? What a joke. I am not paying that. Those programs are not geared to people like myself.

The only thing I can do is to continue to live significantly below my means and save. Hopefully, I can stay employed and continue to make at least what I am making now.

The frugal forum is my favorite. What can I do? Sometimes, I wish I had a proper spouse.
lol. Well, good luck to you.
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