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Old 09-05-2017, 07:39 PM
 
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The Bronx needs a legitimate downtown area with high end office buildings. Maybe people wouldn't mind living in a somewhat "gritty" area (that would eventually gentrify) if they could take the bus/train or walk/bike/ 10-20 minutes to their office.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:42 PM
 
Location: In the heights
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The Bronx needs a legitimate downtown area with high end office buildings. Maybe people wouldn't mind living in a somewhat "gritty" area (that would eventually gentrify) if they could take the bus/train or walk/bike/ 10-20 minutes to their office.
NYC in general needs to build up employment in secondary districts. Downtown Brooklyn, Long Island City, Broadway Junction, Jamaica, the South Bronx, Jersey City and Secaucus Junction are all sensible places to do so though the slant on most of these has been to just build more residential and retail in these places which is a mistake.

Basically, there's a bunch of infrastructure in place and it's impacted by strongly skewing everyone towards heading one direction at one part of the day and then out at another part of the day which is basically a bad use of the infrastructure in place.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:47 PM
 
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Every time I get wind of how crazy an area of the Bronx is, I go to take a look. Every time, I'm disappointed by how run down the supposed 'up and coming' area is.
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South Bronx can gentrify all it wants, its still a depressing run down looking neighborhood.
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Old 09-05-2017, 07:50 PM
 
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South Bronx can gentrify all it wants, its still a depressing run down looking neighborhood.
Until it isn't and people start claiming they saw it coming all along.
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Old 09-05-2017, 08:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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The Bronx needs a legitimate downtown area with high end office buildings. Maybe people wouldn't mind living in a somewhat "gritty" area (that would eventually gentrify) if they could take the bus/train or walk/bike/ 10-20 minutes to their office.
Yes, good idea the problem is what company is building in the Bronx where there aren't any transportation hub like Jamaica Queens, Grand Central, and Newark Penn.

Downtowns start with transportation hubs.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:14 PM
 
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South Bronx can gentrify all it wants, its still a depressing run down looking neighborhood.
How's Florida?
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:49 PM
 
Location: New York
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Yes, but Red Hook will be getting ferry service soon. It depends on a lot of things, but proximity to Manhattan sure as hell helps.
Soon? When. People have been waiting for 10 years.
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Old 09-05-2017, 09:52 PM
 
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How's Florida?
NY residents moving there in droves
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:01 PM
 
Location: New York
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NY residents moving there in droves
I can't think of a more vile place except for the Deep South. Willl retire in Europe.
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Old 09-05-2017, 10:13 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Soon? When. People have been waiting for 10 years.
Yes in a few years if not before then.
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