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Old 03-16-2008, 08:44 PM
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I know Alot of new york is going throught it right now and alot of people don't like it. But i have to ask is it really only whites that are moving into these places?
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:02 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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No. Alot of Asians have been moving in aswell. And I heard somewhere that wealthy blacks are moving into communities like Bedstuy and Harlem.
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Old 03-16-2008, 10:57 PM
 
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I know Alot of new york is going throught it right now and alot of people don't like it. But i have to ask is it really only whites that are moving into these places?
Here's a thread I started on black gentrification in Harlem. It comes with an article the Times did on it.
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Old 03-16-2008, 11:16 PM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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oh my, educated and affluent people will just ruin every neighborhood they move into, most of the ghetto brigade is happy with drug dealers on every block, garbage strewn streets and playgrounds, graffiti everywhere, bad schools because if the schools get good there might be less clients for the dealers, so keep those rich people away lest we turn the 'hood into a decent place that even more educated and affuent people will want to there.
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Old 03-17-2008, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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That was a great post about Harlem's changes, and the elite black returning and inadvertently "gentrifying" the area. I am glad to see the more diverse income brackets and people returning to Harlem, and also glad to see that Blacks are part of the revitalization that is occuring. Furthermore , I think what is occuring in areas like Harlem and Mott Haven for that matter, is a REVITALIZATION, and not gentrification, as the local community is heavily involved in both revitalizations.

Of course, papers sell more, and it gives the small minded locals alot to scream about if you say "gentrification." Nonetheless, the areas are improving, and not because of gentrification, but because of renewed interest by inside and outside parties.
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