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Old 10-23-2008, 05:01 AM
 
Location: England
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....what would it be?
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If I could snap my fingers and make violent crime disappear, that's what I'd do. Otherwise, this native New Yorker loves his city just the way it is!
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:07 AM
 
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The cost of living.
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Old 10-23-2008, 10:09 AM
 
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I don't live in NYC, I visit a lot, and it IS expensive.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:45 AM
 
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I would NOT eliminate the housing projects, but I would transition them to a lower/working/middle class enclave instead of just the dumping ground for the indigent and undesireables of the city. That would likely alleviate much of the other problems in the city, like the violence and crime, affordable housing crunch, etc.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Reverse all the highway plans Robert Moses did in NYC.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:03 PM
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Stop the red tape on many projects around the city. From the 2nd Av. subway to the building of the Freedom Tower and others...
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:05 PM
 
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I would NOT eliminate the housing projects, but I would transition them to a lower/working/middle class enclave instead of just the dumping ground for the indigent and undesireables of the city. That would likely alleviate much of the other problems in the city, like the violence and crime, affordable housing crunch, etc.
The indigent and undesirables know that they've got us all bent over a barrel. See, transitioning projects solves only part of the problem. Many hard working in the pj's have loved ones who participate in forementioned nefarious activities - and the latter know that their relatives will never close the door when they knock. How can this be solved? Million dollar question - meantime their loved ones grieve, others in the pj's suffer, and it all spills over to the rest of society.
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Old 10-23-2008, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Reverse all the highway plans Robert Moses did in NYC.
Milwaukee got rid of a stretch of highway, and real estate skyrocketed!

Syracuse is investigating whether to get rid of Route 81.

The Cross Bronx....?????
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Old 10-23-2008, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Queens
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A better transportation system between Brooklyn and Queens. GRRRR.
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