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Old 08-09-2018, 07:45 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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It is not boring to live 30 min away from something that greatly intetests you, particularly if you live in a beautiful building complex that you love. My concern about Parkchester is not boredom, or anything else other than crime.
I think it's off putting that you live in a neighborhood solely to be closer to Manhattan. You also come off as racist. Parkchester has its issues but you constantly harbor on crime as if it's a Fort Knox or something. You need to expand your horizons a bit. Why not just move to a cheaper part of Manhattan if you despise where you live so much? Really sad.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:03 PM
 
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Hey Hey Hey

Calm down

We been through this already

Move on, its done

We had a very nice resolution some months ago

Thats my homegirl now, so relaX

Thanks, Seventh! :-) At present, I live in Boston and San Francisco, and do not despise either of them, although would prefer NYC to Boston as my East Coast base (except for some aspects of the presence of Harvard across the river, Boston is not cosmopolitan). Considering to live near Manhattan (rather than in Manhattan) for the practical reason of the other boroughs being cheaper (while still containing Manhattan-style mid-20th century mass-residential architecture, which is what I like to call home) is neither racist nor otherwise unethical, but simply practical. I would prefer if there hadn't been a strangling assault in Parkchester ten days ago, but apparently there was one, along with all other violent crime that gets reported in the area - not every day, but still too often for my personal comfort.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:07 PM
 
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If you were still considering living there, I'd suggest speaking to the precinct's community affairs officer to find out more..like is there a lot of violent street crime in Parkchester, or maybe domestic abuse is more of a problem (could be more prevelant with immigrants from a particular country.) I don't think you could be sure you don't have domestic abusers in any community unfortunately.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:08 PM
 
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Thanks, Seventh! :-) At present, I live in Boston and San Francisco, and do not despise either of them, although would prefer NYC to Boston as my East Coast base (except for some aspects of the presence of Harvard across the river, Boston is not cosmopolitan). Considering to live near Manhattan (rather than in Manhattan) for the practical reason of the other boroughs being cheaper (while still containing Manhattan-style mid-20th century mass-residential architecture, which is what I like to call home) is neither racist nor otherwise unethical, but simply practical. I would prefer if there hadn't been a strangling assault in Parkchester ten days ago, but apparently there was one, along with all other violent crime that gets reported in the area - not every day, but still too often for my personal comfort.
So you've still literally never been there?
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:39 PM
 
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So you've still literally never been there?

How do you mean that? I went there (to Parkchester) to see the condo (and the condo complex, and the management) when I bought the condo, I stayed there for a week or so several times between tenants, I go there when there is an issue I have to deal with in person (eg, installation of window security grates). So yes, I have been there a number of times. But I don't live there.
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Old 08-09-2018, 08:58 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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If you were still considering living there, I'd suggest speaking to the precinct's community affairs officer to find out more..like is there a lot of violent street crime in Parkchester, or maybe domestic abuse is more of a problem (could be more prevelant with immigrants from a particular country.) I don't think you could be sure you don't have domestic abusers in any community unfortunately.
Don't you think it's crazy that someone can BUY in a neighborhood, knowing its pros and cons and then expect the cons to go away just because they moved there? I mean really, I live in a neighborhood that while VERY safe, has a problem with auto theft, and has well before I moved here and always had that problem because it's an upper middle to upper class area, so people come from elsewhere to steal cars. Am I going to let that stop me from enjoying where I live at? Hell no. If anything, if I was so disgusted by that situation, I'd get on my elected officials to improve the situation rather than harping on it. It's up to people to make their neighborhoods a better place to live.... No one else can do that.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:12 PM
 
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Don't you think it's crazy that someone can BUY in a neighborhood, knowing its pros and cons and then expect the cons to go away just because they moved there? I mean really, I live in a neighborhood that while VERY safe, has a problem with auto theft, and has well before I moved here and always had that problem because it's an upper middle to upper class area, so people come from elsewhere to steal cars. Am I going to let that stop me from enjoying where I live at? Hell no. If anything, if I was so disgusted by that situation, I'd get on my elected officials to improve the situation rather than harping on it. It's up to people to make their neighborhoods a better place to live.... No one else can do that.

Why should it be crazy to buy a cheap property that one can always keep renting out (or sell it) if the cons don't go away? I didn't expect the cons would go away because I bought the place (for the millionth time, I did not MOVE there), but I thought the cons (or, only one single con really: the crime) might go away because this particular con actually often does go away with time, if the location of the property is geographically promising. If the cons go away, then one might move into the property; if they don't, then one just collects the 7% average annual profit from the rental, plus appreciation when one sells the property, thank you very much.
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Old 08-09-2018, 09:26 PM
 
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Don't you think it's crazy that someone can BUY in a neighborhood, knowing its pros and cons and then expect the cons to go away just because they moved there? I mean really, I live in a neighborhood that while VERY safe, has a problem with auto theft, and has well before I moved here and always had that problem because it's an upper middle to upper class area, so people come from elsewhere to steal cars. Am I going to let that stop me from enjoying where I live at? Hell no. If anything, if I was so disgusted by that situation, I'd get on my elected officials to improve the situation rather than harping on it. It's up to people to make their neighborhoods a better place to live.... No one else can do that.
NYC neighborhoods are always changing, but it's a risk to buy with the expectation that the neighborhood will change in the way you want it to change. I think a lot of people that would be considered gentrifiers have the same expectation ultimately. Elnrgby is different in that the change she hoped for is a condition for living there herself.
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