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Old 09-27-2019, 01:28 PM
 
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Oh well, there goes the neighborhood.

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Old 09-27-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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It's not a last bastion of anything
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:35 PM
 
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Oh well, there goes the neighborhood east of Broadway.

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Old 09-27-2019, 02:43 PM
 
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Fixed.
Yeah, west of Broadway was done years ago. Besides, there are more co-ops west of Broadway if anything and the rentals are already expensive. Views of the Palisades from Inwood was never that cheap.
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Old 09-27-2019, 02:48 PM
 
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Yeah, west of Broadway was done years ago. Besides, there are more co-ops west of Broadway if anything and the rentals are already expensive. Views of the Palisades from Inwood was never that cheap.
Isn't or wasn't Inwood mostly Irish back in the day?
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:05 PM
 
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Isn't or wasn't Inwood mostly Irish back in the day?
Yes. Some fled to Riverdale, Westchester and so on. West of Broadway held up though. Better housing stock and views, and it was always more expensive for that reason.

All of the fear about Inwood fully gentrifying I don't see. There are housing projects at the very eastern part of the neighborhood. No one with any sort of money wants to live by a noisy subway or housing projects, neither of which are going anywhere, and east of Broadway is noisy, dirty and the housing stock is rather run down.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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I've always liked the area (west of Broadway that is). I am a big fan of the Cloisters. The only way I would live there is if I drove everywhere and had off-site parking. The transit situation is horrible up there as is on-street parking, but the views are great.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:10 PM
 
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Yes. Some fled to Riverdale, Westchester and so on. West of Broadway held up though. Better housing stock and views, and it was always more expensive for that reason.
Years ago went with a friend to visit his grandfather in either Inwood or way up in Harlem (cannot recall). He was Irish and the grandfather was a retired NYPD from back in the day. Didn't know much about Manhattan then and only recall what was the longest train ride in my life from the ferry....

We got to the building and there were plenty of Irish around which sort of surprised me, as coming from SI had thought most of "upper Manhattan" was all minorities. Anyway the GF lived in huge pre-war apartment with many rooms. Lots of old school NYPD pictures on walls and memoribila from back in the day (before 1950's).

Other than that don't have much experience with Inwood aside from the occasional Columbia sports event.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:15 PM
 
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Years ago went with a friend to visit his grandfather in either Inwood or way up in Harlem (cannot recall). He was Irish and the grandfather was a retired NYPD from back in the day. Didn't know much about Manhattan then and only recall what was the longest train ride in my life from the ferry....

We got to the building and there were plenty of Irish around which sort of surprised me, as coming from SI had thought most of "upper Manhattan" was all minorities. Anyway the GF lived in huge pre-war apartment with many rooms. Lots of old school NYPD pictures on walls and memoribila from back in the day (before 1950's).

Other than that don't have much experience with Inwood aside from the occasional Columbia sports event.
Basically Inwood, Kingsbridge and Riverdale were all Irish strongholds back in the day. Washington Heights to a degree too. Inwood and Kingsbridge started to change and thus the move began to "west of Broadway" if they stayed, Yonkers and other "greener pastures", including Woodlawn. I know a guy who grew up in Inwood in fact. He has the accent too. Moved to Riverdale. lol Inwood still has some, but west of Broadway. As west of Broadway has become more expensive, it really has come down to who can afford to live there, so now when I'm up there, I see a bit of everything. Gay couples, mixed couples, etc. though mainly white. Some minorities as well that are doing ok for themselves. Still seen as "affordable", but know a mixed couple that lives up there and they complain about the rent. They pay around $2,800 a month for a two bedroom. Affordable I suppose but it's nothing grandiose. Apartment was renovated and looks nice, but nothing very high-end per se. Funny thing is though, they told me there are some rent stabilized people that have been getting harassed in the building, so I guess some of this is true.
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Old 09-27-2019, 03:26 PM
 
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Basically Inwood, Kingsbridge and Riverdale were all Irish strongholds back in the day. Washington Heights to a degree too. Inwood and Kingsbridge started to change and thus the move began to "west of Broadway" if they stayed, Yonkers and other "greener pastures", including Woodlawn. I know a guy who grew up in Inwood in fact. He has the accent too. Moved to Riverdale. lol Inwood still has some, but west of Broadway. As west of Broadway has become more expensive, it really has come down to who can afford to live there, so now when I'm up there, I see a bit of everything. Gay couples, mixed couples, etc. though mainly white.
Ran into a gay couple (theater people, knew one of them as former co-worker) on UES a week or so ago coming home from work (waiters at some posh spot in the hood), heading to the M79 bus stop. Chatted for a bit and they had moved to Inwood, and were taking bus a across Central Park to get one of west side trains home.

IIRC many of those in performing arts/theater straight or gay are moving to Inwood after being priced out of UWS or even parts of Harlem. Rents are "affordable" and if willing to make trek to and from subway commute to westside theater/performing arts area isn't so bad.
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