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Old 07-25-2018, 04:17 AM
 
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The ones in The Bronx went up as early as the mid 80s
And thank goodness they did. Something has got to buck the trend.
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Old 07-25-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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I guess it all comes down to individual taste. Living in a city with such diverse ethnicity I welcome the changes even if unappealing to
personal tastes. Don't be fooled into the opinions of some that it is changing the character of the neighborhood in a negative light.
Truth be told, it is changing the old look to a new look. Many will argue for preservation. As long as the changes improve the quality of
the neighborhood in positive ways then it should be welcomed as a breath of fresh air. Not admitting to change is denying that you are
simply getting old. Wake up you old farts, they don't sell nickel eggcreams at the candy store anymore. L.O.L.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:09 AM
 
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No not that one, that one doesn't look too bad. I was referring to the beige and pink building found in various parts of The Bronx, like this one. I believe this is considered Belmont

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8541...7i13312!8i6656
I've seen a lot worse - look at the one on the corner.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8532...7i13312!8i6656

Stripes must be in. I don't think that's considered Belmont though.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:19 AM
 
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This is in Queens somewhere on Cross Bay Blvd. I remembered the image because I was so shocked to see what looked like a man standing on the second floor of the building hanging off the brick.

However, on second glance, the building next door is really the worse of the two. Bars all over and these huge ugly signs advertising businesses.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6776...7i13312!8i6656
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:52 AM
 
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I've seen a lot worse - look at the one on the corner.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.8532...7i13312!8i6656

Stripes must be in. I don't think that's considered Belmont though.
Haha I actually like that one more! Since it is predominately dark colored, I find it to be less of an eyesore. I just hope that in both cases, they'll look better with age.
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Old 07-25-2018, 08:56 AM
 
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This is in Queens somewhere on Cross Bay Blvd. I remembered the image because I was so shocked to see what looked like a man standing on the second floor of the building hanging off the brick.

However, on second glance, the building next door is really the worse of the two. Bars all over and these huge ugly signs advertising businesses.

https://www.google.com/maps/@40.6776...7i13312!8i6656
That man standing there is really weird! Maybe Parkchester was the inspiration.

PARKCHESTER'S SCULPTURES - Forgotten New York

Tough choice - I don't know which building is worse!
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Old 07-25-2018, 11:59 AM
 
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This trend is questionable.



In East Elmhurst on 84th St. just north of Northern Blvd.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:32 PM
 
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This trend is questionable.



In East Elmhurst on 84th St. just north of Northern Blvd.
Well at least they got rid of the front driveway
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:40 PM
 
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Sounds like you guys really want to gentrify everyone out of NYC. Ugly architecture adds character, and affordability.
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Old 07-25-2018, 12:47 PM
 
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This trend is questionable.



In East Elmhurst on 84th St. just north of Northern Blvd.
Yeah, I've seen that quite a bit, unfortunately.
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