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Old 07-20-2018, 10:11 PM
 
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Seems even SeventhFloor can change his definitions over time. Check out his definition of tenement as of 2009.

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tenement: a run-down apartment house barely meeting minimal standards

tenement is not an exactly flattering term to use....i'm not sure of the origin of the word, but google "five points"+"manhattan" when you get a chance.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:05 AM
 
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It's not what I think, it's what most people think. Nobody refers to 2 family houses or luxury condos as "tenements" in 2018
I don't think a 2 family house would be considered a tenement.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:09 AM
 
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Maybe the term originally meant apartment, but now it's mostly being used to have a more specific meaning. Nobody would refer to the Trump Tower as a "tenement".
Frankly, no one calls any building a tenement anymore.
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Old 07-21-2018, 04:13 AM
 
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Seems even SeventhFloor can change his definitions over time. Check out his definition of tenement as of 2009.
Maybe he's just been educated over the decade. I'm hopeful we can do the same for I1995 by 2027.
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Old 07-21-2018, 05:24 AM
 
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Yeah. Both 7th and 1995 are right.
It's like that bodega debate awhile ago.
But I did not know that tenement at one time meant simply apartment building.
Or that it's official definition simply means apt. building.
That was something new to me that I just learned.
Thanks, 7thFloor.
You mean the bodega thread where 1995 also endlessly argued and couldn’t appreciate other people’s definitions?

The death of bodegas?
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:13 AM
 
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Seems even SeventhFloor can change his definitions over time. Check out his definition of tenement as of 2009.
Yes, I was wrong before, no big deal

That's why you're allowed to learn more and right your wrongs.

Here, take some Reps for your trouble.
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Old 07-21-2018, 07:14 AM
 
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Maybe he's just been educated over the decade. I'm hopeful we can do the same for I1995 by 2027.
Thank you
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Old 07-21-2018, 08:06 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Good things about the Bronx has turned into Bad things about definitions
You're telling me...
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Old 07-21-2018, 12:12 PM
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You're telling me...
Good things about the Bronx.

The Yankees and Yankee Stadium.
They're no. 2, I think behind The Red Sox, 4 games behind the last I checked.
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Old 07-21-2018, 01:13 PM
 
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Frankly, no one calls any building a tenement anymore.
There are active threads besides this one where people are using the term "tenement"
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