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Old Yesterday, 06:54 AM
 
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I went back, knocked on the door and asked if I could come in and look around. The woman who answered the door told me no, and said if I didn’t leave she would call the police.
I said... come on mom, that’s just mean!
Thats funny.

It's common to hear parents threaten their misbehaving adult children with a call to the cops, one day I was getting off the train and a guy was ringing his parents buzzer like crazy and the father's head poked out from the window and he yells, "GET THE HELL OUT OF HERE OR I'M GOING TO CALL YOUR PAROLE OFFICER!"
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Old Yesterday, 07:01 AM
 
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haven't been back to RIKERS
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Old Yesterday, 08:30 AM
 
Location: New York, NY
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yes! I go back to my old nabe once a month
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Old Yesterday, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Somewhere that cost too much
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I live in my old neighborhood now. It is pathetic that not much has changed. Wait no...things have changed...the Pathmark is now Food Bazaar. The movie theater is said to have bed bugs and smell of ****. There are a bunch of stores that offer no real economic growth for the area as a whole.
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Old Yesterday, 01:27 PM
 
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I live in my “old” neighborhood.
Same
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Old Yesterday, 04:15 PM
 
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I lived in Kensington, Brooklyn (near 18 Ave & Ocean Pkwy) until I moved to SI in 1990. Kensington deteriorated rapidly through the 1980s. My immediate Brooklyn neighbors were nice homeowners like us but the rest of Kensington was filled with lowlives. Angry stupid people that lived in dumpy apartment buildings. Sorry, but there's other way to describe most of them. By 1990 it was time to get out.

I get back to Brooklyn a few times a year but outside of driving through Kensington, have no reason to walk around the streets that I never really liked that much. No nostalgia here.

I also discovered that neighborhoods filled with apartment buildings like Kensington are not nearly as nice as my current neighborhood filled with private 1 and 2 family homes. Ownership matters and neighborhoods of owners are usually nicer than neighborhoods of renters. Over time most apartment buildings are sold and resold and deteriorate. Even the once nice elevator buildings along Ocean Parkway looked like crap by the time we left, a shame really.
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Old Yesterday, 05:06 PM
 
Location: DMV Area/NYC/Honolulu
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I drive by the old block in Bed Stuy every once in a while when I'm visiting the area. Its a beautiful block and hasn't changed much, though it was landmarked sometime in the last few years: http://s-media.nyc.gov/agencies/lpc/lp/2514.pdf
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
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I’m in Park Slope. But I grew up in Park Slop. We used to play on abandoned cars and hung out in empty buildings. Now I’m the old guy who goes around saying “this used to be an Ebingers, that was a Cushmans, over there is where the plane crashed....etc.”
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Old Yesterday, 07:23 PM
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I've been seriously considering dropping by a few old neighborhoods and places I used to eat at, just for the nostalgia.
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Old Yesterday, 09:10 PM
 
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Since I would have to hop on a plane, that’s a no for me. I do sometimes go to the street mode in Google Earth and virtually visit my childhood neighborhood. Does that count?
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