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Old 07-22-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I guess a lot of people aren't pleased about the supposed mass influx of young whites into the city. I understand why, although I don't think *quite* as many of these kids have trust funds and hate the working class and local business as much as some might think.

But anyway, here's a link to an article from 1994, about other "undesirables" moving into a neighborhood - NEIGHBORHOOD REPORT: WOODSIDE; Boundaries Keep Shifting, But Fears Remain the Same.

Curious what people think looking back.

I think people should live wherever they want, don't you?
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:16 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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It's all about fighting for their neighborhoods. If they want to keep the place safe, clean, and middle class, they should not be panic selling at the first sign of a brown person walking down their block. So long as nobody moves, panic sells, or just rents to section 8/anyone with cash, the neighborhood will not change. It is all up to the community.
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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Mr. Gillooly, who left Jackson Heights after 12 years because he said he could not let his two children play outside
Are you kidding me?? I stopped reading there..
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Old 07-22-2008, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Are you kidding me?? I stopped reading there..
It seems ridiculous, right?

I don't know if this was the common attitude at the time, or if it was a silly article even then. I was 11 in '94, so I had no real frame of reference for this kind of thing.
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Old 07-22-2008, 04:33 PM
 
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I was in school then and I noticed a change in NJ back then

It seem like it all happened at different places simultaneously
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Old 07-22-2008, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's sort of funny that this kind of thing gets played up as though it hasn't happened before. It's been going on since the day this city was founded (the Dutch moved into a Native American neighborhood, and the floodgates were opened!)
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