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Old 07-29-2018, 07:30 AM
 
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"Old" Yorkville:


https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/n...-as-it-is.html


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"People think of the Upper East Side as a haven for the rich. There are certainly very expensive blocks there, but as I discovered it was far more then that. It was a big chunk of NYC history still alive and evolving."

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Old 07-29-2018, 07:33 AM
 
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UES/Yorkville is changing, faster than it did in decades after the Second and later Third avenue El trains came down; but still not fast as other parts of Manhattan.


IMHO East Village, Lower East Side, Tribeca, Soho, West Village and Chelsea have "gentrified" much faster over the past decade or two than UES/Yorkville.


Indeed over just the past few years think there has been more activity on the LES and EV than Yorkville.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:24 PM
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"Old" Yorkville:


https://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/29/n...-as-it-is.html


Quote from one of the comments:


"People think of the Upper East Side as a haven for the rich. There are certainly very expensive blocks there, but as I discovered it was far more then that. It was a big chunk of NYC history still alive and evolving."
Wow. That was a fascinating read. Ditto the comments section. That is a gem to read. I had no idea of its rich history. I'm hardly ever there and what little I know, I only recall these walkup buildings and how quiet it is.
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Old 07-29-2018, 07:43 PM
 
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Wow. That was a fascinating read. Ditto the comments section. That is a gem to read. I had no idea of its rich history. I'm hardly ever there and what little I know, I only recall these walkup buildings and how quiet it is.
Where in the world in Manhattan do you live? Seems like you don't get out much, and I don't mean that as insult. One of those types that stays in their neighborhood...
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:15 PM
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Where in the world in Manhattan do you live? Seems like you don't get out much, and I don't mean that as insult. One of those types that stays in their neighborhood...
OMG. LOL. If I do venture out of my neighborhood (considered Midtown West or Theater District depending on who you ask), most of my time is still spent in Manhattan (UES, UWS, Midtown or Downtown). Most of my friends, family & colleagues are Manhattanites.

I only know 2 people who live in the Bronx (Riverdale), a few from B'klyn (Park Slope & B'klyn Heights) & only 2 people in Staten Island but they always come to Manhattan to hang out. Other than to see the Yankees, I've only been to the Bronx twice, a handful of times to B'klyn and I've never been to Staten Island in my entire life. And when I'm in Queens or Long Island, it's only to check up on family.

Coming back to Yorkville. I've only been there to check out apartments. And that was a good 15 years ago. I don't know a single person who lives there. So, reading the NYT article was a really, really fascinating read for me.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:19 PM
 
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OMG. LOL. If I do venture out of my neighborhood (considered Midtown West or Theater District depending on who you ask), most of my time is spent in Manhattan (UES, UWS, Midtown or Downtown).

I only know 2 people who live in the Bronx (Riverdale), a few from B'klyn (Park Slope & B'klyn Heights) & only 2 people in Staten Island but they always come to Manhattan to hang out. Other than to see the Yankees, I've only been to the Bronx twice, a handful of times to B'klyn and I've never been to Staten Island in my entire life. And when I'm in Queens or Long Island, it's only to check up on family.

Coming back to Yorkville. I've only been there to check out apartments. And that was a good 15 years ago. I don't know a single person who lives there. So, reading the NYT article was a really, really fascinating read for me.
LMAO... This is hilarious. Just this weekend alone I was in four out of the five boroughs (Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan). As for Yorkville, I actually find the people more pretentious at times than the ritzy part of the UES. I go the Le Pain Quotidien on 84th and Madison regularly and people hold the door for you etc. Go to Agata and Valentina on 79th and 1st and people can be really hoity-toity. Both places are expensive, but the clientele can be quite different. I find Maison Kayser on 87th and 3rd to be similar in that regard. Then again that Dean & DeLuca on 85th and Madison can have folks like that.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:42 PM
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LMAO... This is hilarious. Just this weekend alone I was in four out of the five boroughs (Brooklyn, Staten Island, the Bronx and Manhattan). As for Yorkville, I actually find the people more pretentious at times than the ritzy part of the UES. I go the Le Pain Quotidien on 84th and Madison regularly and people hold the door for you etc. Go to Agata and Valentina on 79th and 1st and people can be really hoity-toity. Both places are expensive, but the clientele can be quite different. I find Maison Kayser on 87th and 3rd to be similar in that regard. Then again that Dean & DeLuca on 85th and Madison can have folks like that.
Yeah. I was going to say...you must get around a lot!! And know a million people. Or you're just adventurous and have a lot of energy. 95 percent of the people I know (friends, fam, colleagues) are Manhattanites. And I guess the stereotype about us is kinda true. We only know Manhattan. And then...only specific parts of Manhattan! I do get invited by friends who live in the outer boroughs to come visit but "we" out number "them" so they are the ones that have to come to us (Manhattan) to see our faces.

But what you say about Yorkville is now disrupting the current mental picture I have of the area as described by the NY Times article.
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:55 PM
 
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Yeah. I was going to say...you must get around a lot!! And know a million people. Or you're just adventurous and have a lot of energy. 95 percent of the people I know (friends, fam, colleagues) are Manhattanites. And I guess the stereotype about us is kinda true. We only know Manhattan. And then...only specific parts of Manhattan! I do get invited by friends who live in the outer boroughs to come visit but "we" out number "them" so they are the ones that have to come to us (Manhattan) to see our faces.

But what you say about Yorkville is now disrupting the current mental picture I have of the area as described by the NY Times article.
I've lived in just about every borough, so I go to see my old neighborhoods, shop, explore and the like. Each borough has something to offer. I also score some great deals shopping as a result. If you only stay in Manhattan, 9 times out of 10 you will pay more for everything that you buy.
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Old 07-31-2018, 05:33 AM
 
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Wow. That was a fascinating read. Ditto the comments section. That is a gem to read. I had no idea of its rich history. I'm hardly ever there and what little I know, I only recall these walkup buildings and how quiet it is.

Ms. Jacobs died May 12, 2012, soon after the Times article.
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Old 07-31-2018, 08:14 AM
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Ms. Jacobs died May 12, 2012, soon after the Times article.
Oh, that's sad. I was wondering if she was still alive. It was a great article to read. I love reading up on "old time New York". Reading that article reminded me of a book series I read back in elementary school. The All in a Kind Family book series by Sydney Taylor about a Jewish family growing up on the UES at the turn of the century. I wondered if that was Yorkville.
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