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Old 07-14-2017, 10:18 AM
 
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I used to love living in Riis Projects on Avenue D because it was so close to all of the nice amenities of Manhattan. I would go to the farmers market and go to plays at public theater and **** like that. My apartment was spacious and the courtyard was nice in that project also I could work out right there on the river.

But yes it was a struggle in the projects one summer I saw two stabbings and got jumped. There are lots of gangs in the area and people living in poverty who are angry about the cost of living rising in their neighborhood and who are fed up with yuppies
If I had to live un NYCHA, I would probably choose the Riis Houses. They seem relatively tame as far as projects go, and the location is great.

As far as gentrification goes, that ship has sailed for that area quite some time ago except for Avenue D.

I wonder if the liquor board would allow a bar to go on that street, and what kind of clientele it would have.

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That's a really odd statement to make. You realize the PJs were there before gentrification right?
Obviously. My point is that it's a quirk because pretty much everywhere else in Lower Manhattan is super gentrified, and Avenue D is like an isolated chunk of hood.

You walk two blocks to the West and it's fully gentrified. Even Avenue C is pretty gentrified depending on the block.
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Old 07-14-2017, 12:51 PM
 
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