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Old Yesterday, 09:00 PM
 
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Elaborate if you can...

Ridgewood seems better than ever to me , and I haven't noticed any changes in Glendale.
My opinion:

There was a time where you could actually find a parking spot without frustration.
Not today.
There was a time the streets were so clean you could eat off them.
Not today.
There was a time you could walk to the corner butcher shop and order a real steak.
Not today.
There was a time you could walk to the corner vegetable store and buy the freshest of fruits.
Not today.
There was a time when home owners scrubbed down the steps,hosed down the sidewalks and
swept the streets before the street sweeper rolled by.
Not today.
There was a time when you could relax by an open window after a hard day's work and listen to only birds chirping.
Not today.


The Ridgewood and Glendale I knew back then,although not perfect, could fill church pews to capacity on any given Sunday and most homeowners followed the dogma of cleanliness is next to Godliness. I frequent the neighborhoods occasionally and do not see the love of home ownership that have now become temporary warehousing for transients....Only those who grew up here way back when could understand. I was fortunate to see the writings on the walls years ago and have moved on to a place that reminds me of the good old days where folks take pride in their homes and treat their neighbors like members of their families. I hope Ridgewood and Glendale do not continue down the road of self destruction and become the next future
target of gentrification.
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Old Today, 10:27 AM
 
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My opinion:

There was a time where you could actually find a parking spot without frustration.
Not today.
There was a time the streets were so clean you could eat off them.
Not today.
There was a time you could walk to the corner butcher shop and order a real steak.
Not today.
There was a time you could walk to the corner vegetable store and buy the freshest of fruits.
Not today.
There was a time when home owners scrubbed down the steps,hosed down the sidewalks and
swept the streets before the street sweeper rolled by.
Not today.
There was a time when you could relax by an open window after a hard day's work and listen to only birds chirping.
Not today.


The Ridgewood and Glendale I knew back then,although not perfect, could fill church pews to capacity on any given Sunday and most homeowners followed the dogma of cleanliness is next to Godliness. I frequent the neighborhoods occasionally and do not see the love of home ownership that have now become temporary warehousing for transients....Only those who grew up here way back when could understand. I was fortunate to see the writings on the walls years ago and have moved on to a place that reminds me of the good old days where folks take pride in their homes and treat their neighbors like members of their families. I hope Ridgewood and Glendale do not continue down the road of self destruction and become the next future
target of gentrification.
So what if you can't find a parking spot? Those are truly urban neighborhoods (Ridgewood more so), if you want to drive then you'll have to deal with the annoyances.

Not being able to find an old school butcher has nothing to do with Ridgewood or Glendale being different, it's not 1965 anymore and society has changed.
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