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Old 07-14-2017, 05:50 PM
 
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Makes sense. Large amount of space and a bit closer to Howard Beach... The areas closer to East New York should be avoided at all costs. Very ghetto types there and they're spilling over into Lindenwood. You'll know where that is because the demographics change sharply. The high prices should keep them at bay, not unless they start using drug money to buy there. Howard Beach is protected from that because of the cops that live there and or wise guys that look over the area.
I use to live in Ozone Park and one of the locals that I'm friends with recently said to me "I was just down in Lindenwood and you wouldn't believe all the black people that I saw waiting for the bus! They wouldn't be down there if Big John (Gotti) was still alive!". That got a laugh out of me. Lindenwood is still good, just like others said though, stay closer to HB.
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Old 07-14-2017, 07:12 PM
 
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I use to live in Ozone Park and one of the locals that I'm friends with recently said to me "I was just down in Lindenwood and you wouldn't believe all the black people that I saw waiting for the bus! They wouldn't be down there if Big John (Gotti) was still alive!". That got a laugh out of me. Lindenwood is still good, just like others said though, stay closer to HB.
*LOL* How times change... Can say the same for several neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If was a person of color or whatever, walking in certain areas, you did so with your life at risk. Interestingly enough, while such neighborhoods have diversified, they generally still don't have a lot of black people. Most of South Brooklyn that was white back in the day fits this mold along with numerous areas of Queens that were white. Those areas are now switching into Asian hands and or Hispanic hands or are still predominantly white, with a small mix of other groups. If the guard really changed, would see white flight similar to what happened across Southeast Queens.

With Lindenwood, would say it's a combination of the old guard dying out and some moving on and selling to whoever to make a profit. Howard Beach has generally remained unscathed in that regard, as the children may stay and raise their kids there.

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Old 07-15-2017, 06:32 AM
 
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*LOL* How times change... Can say the same for several neighborhoods in Brooklyn. If was a person of color or whatever, walking in certain areas, you did so with your life at risk. Interestingly enough, while such neighborhoods have diversified, they generally still don't have a lot of black people. Most of South Brooklyn that was white back in the day fits this mold along with numerous areas of Queens that were white. Those areas are now switching into Asian hands and or Hispanic hands or are still predominantly white, with a small mix of other groups. If the guard really changed, would see white flight similar to what happened across Southeast Queens.

With Lindenwood, would say it's a combination of the old guard dying out and some moving on and selling to whoever to make a profit. Howard Beach has generally remained unscathed in that regard, as the children may stay and raise their kids there.
Centreville in OP hasn't changed much either. The rest of the neighborhood has tanked, fast. Low class ghetto slobs from BK have moved in and have succeeded in doing what they do best, ruining a once proud hardworking Italian American neighborhood. More hotels in the area have turned into a homeless shelters, 88th park is a disaster (some Latin King just got killed in there), the casino is now expanding and we all know when a casino moves into a neighborhood the quality of life tanks (like in did in SOP). Litter everywhere, illegal SROs, cemented front yards for illegal driveways, illegal curb cuts, homeless begging for changed on Cross Bay, muggings on Liberty Ave....I could go on with the ghetto list. All the old timers said the minute Gotti was sent to prison, the neighborhood changed overnight. I was in OP this week and I shook my head when I was walking down Liberty Ave. Shame what happened to the area.
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:38 AM
 
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Centreville in OP hasn't changed much either. The rest of the neighborhood has tanked, fast. Low class ghetto slobs from BK have moved in and have succeeded in doing what they do best, ruining a once proud hardworking Italian American neighborhood. More hotels in the area have turned into a homeless shelters, 88th park is a disaster (some Latin King just got killed in there), the casino is now expanding and we all know when a casino moves into a neighborhood the quality of life tanks (like in did in SOP). Litter everywhere, illegal SROs, cemented front yards for illegal driveways, illegal curb cuts, homeless begging for changed on Cross Bay, muggings on Liberty Ave....I could go on with the ghetto list. All the old timers said the minute Gotti was sent to prison, the neighborhood changed overnight. I was in OP this week and I shook my head when I was walking down Liberty Ave. Shame what happened to the area.
Delusions of guido grandeur
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Old 07-15-2017, 09:41 AM
 
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Delusions of guido grandeur
Am here to correct you... Memories of a good neighborhood that went to hell.
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Old 07-15-2017, 10:44 AM
 
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If I had to move to Lindenwood I would move into the eastern portion, very peaceful and quiet.

The western half is noticeably more run down in comparison. There use to be a "border wall" along 79 st along the ENY border but it was taken down during Bloombergs administration, so now anyone from ENY can easily walk into Lindenwood from one of the side avenues. No wonder why HB overwhelmingly voted for Trump.
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Old 07-15-2017, 11:54 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Centreville in OP hasn't changed much either. The rest of the neighborhood has tanked, fast. Low class ghetto slobs from BK have moved in and have succeeded in doing what they do best, ruining a once proud hardworking Italian American neighborhood. More hotels in the area have turned into a homeless shelters, 88th park is a disaster (some Latin King just got killed in there), the casino is now expanding and we all know when a casino moves into a neighborhood the quality of life tanks (like in did in SOP). Litter everywhere, illegal SROs, cemented front yards for illegal driveways, illegal curb cuts, homeless begging for changed on Cross Bay, muggings on Liberty Ave....I could go on with the ghetto list. All the old timers said the minute Gotti was sent to prison, the neighborhood changed overnight. I was in OP this week and I shook my head when I was walking down Liberty Ave. Shame what happened to the area.
Centerville will likely decline significantly once that new school opens up.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:05 AM
 
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If I had to move to Lindenwood I would move into the eastern portion, very peaceful and quiet.

The western half is noticeably more run down in comparison. There use to be a "border wall" along 79 st along the ENY border but it was taken down during Bloombergs administration, so now anyone from ENY can easily walk into Lindenwood from one of the side avenues. No wonder why HB overwhelmingly voted for Trump.
The only issue with buying in the eastern portion of Lindenwood is they're all mostly co-ops/condos. You're right though, extremely peaceful and quiet.

I see you're from Glendale. I'm from Ridgewood, I wish I was born 5 years earlier and I'd be sitting on some pretty nice appreciation at the moment. Gentrification is rapidly taking over. I'm stuck in Lindenwood for hopefully a year or two and then we will try to move to Lynbrook or somewhere in the area. We don't want to move too far into LI.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:21 AM
 
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If I had to move to Lindenwood I would move into the eastern portion, very peaceful and quiet.

The western half is noticeably more run down in comparison. There use to be a "border wall" along 79 st along the ENY border but it was taken down during Bloombergs administration, so now anyone from ENY can easily walk into Lindenwood from one of the side avenues. No wonder why HB overwhelmingly voted for Trump.
Most guidos in general vote Republican, I doubt that situation in general makes a difference.
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Old 07-16-2017, 09:22 AM
 
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If you want to live in an Archie Bunker neighborhood so bad, you should just move to New Jersey
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