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Old 01-12-2018, 01:14 PM
 
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I live in a neighborhood that's said to be more republican, but you really wouldn't know it unless you really went out and interviewed people. I actual see many store fronts with posters promoting Democrats for council, etc. I think within the realm of NYC, this is not really a deciding factor for most people since there will be enough diversity even in a an area that leans one way or another.
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Old 01-12-2018, 01:56 PM
 
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Hearing the responses I'd think that people just don't care who their neighbors are (but I don't believe that). So all of a sudden I find it really odd that no one ever asks about ideology or political leanings. -- people ask about plenty of other things all the time. If no one cares about having things in common with their neighbors, this wouldn't be such a segregated city, right?
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:01 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Hearing the responses I'd think that people just don't care who their neighbors are (but I don't believe that). So all of a sudden I find it really odd that no one ever asks about ideology or political leanings. -- people ask about plenty of other things all the time. If no one cares about having things in common with their neighbors, this wouldn't be such a segregated city, right?
People do care, but if you don't like your neighbor or you think they're too ghetto, the only thing you can do is move to a more expensive apartment or house that is more upscale and less likely to be seedy.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:07 PM
 
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I lean conservative, but live in a neighborhood that could be called "uptight" if you will. It's supposedly liberal overall, but I think some of the older residents aren't as liberal as they may claim. I remember in 2016 hearing a few people in line to vote vehemently complaining about the danger of voting for Trump and how they were going to stop him. I just smiled to myself, went in my polling station, filled out a scantron and sat back and watched as people here in NYC couldn't believe Trump won. Overall my neighborhood voted Democratic, but of the richer pockets voted for Trump as well. The same was true for de Blasio in his first term here. For what it's worth, speaking of the Bronx, Morris Park had the Bronx County Republican Headquarters right on Morris Park Avenue for years.
It would be helpful if you'd reveal publicly where you live (although I think you've revealed it without saying). The most wealthy areas of NYC don't tend to lean Republican, or I can't think of any. I don't know Morris Park well, but it doesn't surprise me at all that it leans Republican. It fits the bill...
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:13 PM
 
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People do care, but if you don't like your neighbor or you think they're too ghetto, the only thing you can do is move to a more expensive apartment or house that is more upscale and less likely to be seedy.
I don't know, more upscale tends to mean more liberal in NYC. This friend of mine that is really unhappy is always talking about moving (but never does). I tell her to move to Woodlawn, or a similar neighborhood, but I think she feels it's a step down (because she is very wealthy).
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:16 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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It would be helpful if you'd reveal publicly where you live (although I think you've revealed it without saying). The most wealthy areas of NYC don't tend to lean Republican, or I can't think of any. I don't know Morris Park well, but it doesn't surprise me at all that it leans Republican. It fits the bill...
I have two residences, not one. I'm not sure how I could reveal what neighborhoods I live in, considering that there are numerous upper middle to upper class neighborhoods around this city. In any event, I believe I've generally lived in so called Democratic neighborhoods, but there were conservative people here and there. I think old ethnic areas or areas where you have more native New Yorkers are tend to be that way.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:18 PM
 
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I have two residences, not one. I'm not sure how I could reveal what neighborhoods I live in, considering that there are numerous upper middle to upper class neighborhoods around this city. In any event, I believe I've generally lived in so called Democratic neighborhoods, but there were conservative people here and there. I think old ethnic areas or areas where you have more native New Yorkers are tend to be that way.
Your apartment and your girlfriend's apt, or you actually own 2 places?
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:21 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Your apartment and your girlfriend's apt, or you actually own 2 places?
Both are rented, not owned. I'm looking to own down the line, but no rush. They are both relatively new. The one in the outer boroughs was just recently gut renovated and not terribly old either (the building), and the other is new construction (~less than 6 years old).

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I don't know, more upscale tends to mean more liberal in NYC. This friend of mine that is really unhappy is always talking about moving (but never does). I tell her to move to Woodlawn, or a similar neighborhood, but I think she feels it's a step down (because she is very wealthy).
lol... Woodlawn is a step down. It sounds like she's on the UES or something. As nice as it is (Woodlawn), I couldn't picture myself there either. I also don't think it's very Republican either. They are represented by Democratic politicians from what I know. It's like the Upper East Side vs the Upper West Side. I get the feeling that the UES is more conservative despite voting Democratic, while the UWS feels more liberal.
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:29 PM
 
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Both are rented, not owned. I'm looking to own down the line, but no rush.
My sincere advice is that you guys should consolidate into one rent if you want to buy. Better to buy earlier than later -- I feel like I've been paying a mortgage forever but we still have 16 years to go. Wish we had bought earlier...

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lol... Woodlawn is a step down. As nice as it is, I couldn't picture myself there either. I also don't think it's very Republican either. They are represented by Democratic politicians from what I know. It's like the Upper East Side vs the Upper West Side. I get the feeling that the UES is more conservative despite voting Democratic, while the UWS feels more liberal.
I don't know the percentages but at least 50% it would seem to me. Anyway, there are plenty of people who shares her views there. Maybe it's more of an issue when people have kids. It's hard not to talk and socialize with your neighbors if they're going to school together. Where in NYC is wealthy and conservative?
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Old 01-12-2018, 02:35 PM
 
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My sincere advice is that you guys should consolidate into one rent if you want to buy. Better to buy earlier than later -- I feel like I've been paying a mortgage forever but we still have 16 years to go. Wish we had bought earlier...



I don't know the percentages but at least 50% it would seem to me. Anyway, there are plenty of people who shares her views there. Maybe it's more of an issue when people have kids. It's hard not to talk and socialize with your neighbors if they're going to school together. Where in NYC is wealthy and conservative?
Nowhere to be honest, but there are people that will either vote Republican or are conservative Democrats... The type that would raise their eyebrow if certain types of people moved into the neighborhood. If you're on the UES a lot like I am you get that feeling. Very liberal overall, but every now and then you get a few snobs... Those are the types that I think of.

The gf and I aren't that serious yet to live together, though we do spend a lot of time together, so we'll see.
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