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Old 12-26-2012, 11:56 AM
 
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Yes there are white people in the Bronx but they're in the minority. As a whole, white people in the Bronx are like a grain of sand in the beach. The number of white people living in the Bronx gets smaller and smaller year by year. You would have to go to the outskirts of the Bronx to find them more frenquently.

Not concerned about skin color more than CLASS. I personally want more classy people living in the Bronx regardless of skin color.

Hilltop, it's civil behavior and proper decorum that is missing in hillbilly whites and thug 'ganstas' alike, I would not want either in my building or neighborhood.

The projects need to go. They sustain a negative cycle of crime-prison-unplanned and unpaid for pegnancies--drugs--smaller tax base, etc.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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Hilltop, it's civil behavior and proper decorum that is missing in hillbilly whites and thug 'ganstas' alike, I would not want either in my building or neighborhood.

The projects need to go. They sustain a negative cycle of crime-prison-unplanned and unpaid for pegnancies--drugs--smaller tax base, etc.
I agree Webster 100% but the ghetto sympathizers on this board think otherwise.
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Old 12-26-2012, 12:58 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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You've got white people in the Bronx. Not the majority, but I certainly do see whites when I go around the Bronx.
I remember the first time I saw white people in the Bronx back at around 2007 [that weren't cops] while driving on the Bruckner around Pelham Bay/Country Club/Throgs Neck. I was like, "So white people do exist here".

Before then the only Bronx areas I have been to were South Bronx hoods or Bedford Park. You would never find any white people around there.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:36 PM
 
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The projects don't need to go IMO. They need to be repurposed to mixed income and have substantial retail added to support a mixed income population and "neighborhood feel."

If it costs more than tearing them down and rebuilding new, THEN I am for getting rid of the projects and creating new mixed income communities.
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:39 PM
 
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Hilltop, it's civil behavior and proper decorum that is missing in hillbilly whites and thug 'ganstas' alike, I would not want either in my building or neighborhood.

The projects need to go. They sustain a negative cycle of crime-prison-unplanned and unpaid for pegnancies--drugs--smaller tax base, etc.
No, the project BUILDINGS do NOT need to go ANYWHERE.

Those apartments are the best in the city. The walls aren't made from cheap sheet rock garbage, all of the bedrooms are nice sizes, there's a living room, dining area, nice size kitchen and bathroom.

Other than most of the people being of low income, the APARTMENTS are very nice. Maybe if you weren't so scared of the people in your area, you could visit a couple and see for yourself, but then again, your hatred might be magnified at the fact that these "low rent" people are living in such "nice" quarters.

LOLOLOLOL!!!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 01:41 PM
 
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The projects don't need to go IMO. They need to be repurposed to mixed income and have substantial retail added to support a mixed income population and "neighborhood feel."

If it costs more than tearing them down and rebuilding new, THEN I am for getting rid of the projects and creating new mixed income communities.
FINALLY!!! A man who KNOWS the value of these apartments. They weren't always ghetto. It used to be majority middle class, but something changed within the last 20 years to where only poor people are being placed in them.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:02 PM
 
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It isn't the projects which are necessarily bad, it's the complete mismanagement of the projects. I believe that if the projects were repurposed to mixed income, we could have a far more successful and positive public housing experience for everyone.

Why do I say that? I live in the big, bad, southern Bronx, so the theory goes "You can't buy a building there because you will never get decent tenants, and be stuck with welfare cases/the destitute, blah blah blah." The reality? Offer people a decent apt, at a reasonable/fair rent, manage the property well, and there is not a problem getting middle class tenants of all kids, and keeping them is a breeze as well. I have no trouble getting great tenants, and my property is directly across the street from big, bad housing projects. If the city did the same thing with the housing projects, life in this city would be completely different, for everyone, without having to tear down anything.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:05 PM
 
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FINALLY!!! A man who KNOWS the value of these apartments. They weren't always ghetto. It used to be majority middle class, but something changed within the last 20 years to where only poor people are being placed in them.
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What has changed in the last 20 years? The demographics and associated anti-civil behavior.

Just because one is poor does not mean that one earns a 'nice' apartment at the expense of others.
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:09 PM
 
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What has changed in the last 20 years is the fact that the city is legally required to house every man/woman/child...that's what...it has nothing to do with alleged anti-social behavior or anti-civil behavior! So guess where they will dump them and have been dumping them?

If you don't believe that everyone deserves a places to live at the expense of others, you are living in the wrong city, and really you should probably avoid any 1st world nation and stick with the 3rd world ones...then you can experience the wonderful world of life without any of those pesky social safety nets you despise so much...you'll enjoy Sudan, Haiti, Afghanistan,....the list is endless!
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Old 12-26-2012, 02:11 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Why do I say that? I live in the big, bad, southern Bronx, so the theory goes "You can't buy a building there because you will never get decent tenants, and be stuck with welfare cases/the destitute, blah blah blah."
In fact, I have friends who LOVE it there, would not live anywhere else. They have bought properties, and there are a surprising number of them.
Chicken farming ? Organic food ? Every day I hear stories.
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