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Old Yesterday, 10:53 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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Yea, to the exclusion of everything else. So superblocks of public housing exist in other countries, but they aren’t necessarily crime infested or devoid of commercial areas as the ones in NYC or the US in general for that matter. I think part of it might be to have residents have more skin in the game which is why I was wondering if there are any proposals or studies to convert them to co-ops with residents owning shares in that co-op, and with some restrictions. And with that, some commercial areas within these superblocks.
I feel like other countries handle their housing better than the US does. I agree with LaGuardia in stating Robert Moses, and really the US government in general, should have never had a hand in housing. I'd give up my lottery apartment and past rent stabilized apartment 10 times over to rewrite that history and maybe even make a constitutional amendment...

That also being said, the darker half of my ancestry 2 generations ago resided in the Cabrini Greene projects in Chicago, so I should be careful of what I wish for.
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Old Today, 12:26 AM
 
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I'm very familiar with the neighborhood and the visible gentrification goes way further East than that. Like another poster said, there are many gentry businesses as far East as the Wilson Ave stop. Yes the neighborhood is pretty dirty, but so are plenty of gentrified neighborhoods.

It doesn't look like Park Slope, but that doesn't mean it's not rapidly gentrifying with very visible signs of gentrification. I also don't think it's that project heavy for a Brooklyn neighborhood. As far as I know, Hope Gardens is the only large housing project in Bushwick proper, and it's low rise.
Since he mentioned Roberta’s as bushwick , he’s also likely including all the projects in east williamsburg that’s by bushwick Avenue as bushwick also . But yea your right , bushwick proper doesent have much projects , the housing stock of bushwick is very diverse . Some things look almost luxury but I guess that’s newer real estate .
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Old Today, 04:23 AM
 
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Since he mentioned Roberta’s as bushwick , he’s also likely including all the projects in east williamsburg that’s by bushwick Avenue as bushwick also . But yea your right , bushwick proper doesent have much projects , the housing stock of bushwick is very diverse . Some things look almost luxury but I guess that’s newer real estate .
True, but even if you include that the neighborhood isn't that project heavy.

In addition to the new luxury construction, I also like the prewar rowhouses and apartment buildings (as long as they're maintained properly).

While the neighborhood isn't super sanitized, it is clearly way past the early stages of gentrification. Just look at the selection of businesses (food, coffee shops, nightlife, performing arts, niche hipster stuff, etc.) that have opened up over the last several years.
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