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Old 06-09-2010, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Exactly. I'm like doesnt this dude live in the Bronx? What does he think of the "ghetto" shopping districts there.
I actually agree that it's like Fordham Road and 3rd Avenue and 149th st.
What do I think about them ? They are all ugly and useless and there are too many of them all over the city ripping people off with the total junk that they sell. It was nothing against Brooklyn if that's what you thought. I avoid them all

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Old 06-09-2010, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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It's like a more updated version of Jamaica Ave to me, there's also wider sidewalks, there's like 60 Foot Lockers in a 2 block radius.
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:43 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Just like Fordham Road, and 149th & Third Avenue.
I actually think the outdoor mall on Fordham Road is kinda okay, and it's getting better. I'm not afraid to say it. It seems to be trending a little up in terms of the quality of the retailers. Last year they added the Sears/BestBuy/Walgreens/24hour gym, an Applebees, and this year they just added a BBQ (not talking about the Dallas BBQ I believe it's called Dickies or something like that) spot, a Checkers and a 7-Eleven (not open yet)...


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Old 06-09-2010, 07:52 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Fulton Street is very long. It runs from one end of Brooklyn to the other (from Down town/Brooklyn Heights through to East New York).

The down town part has a lot of fast food restaurants and stores like Dunkin Donuts, Burger King, Wendys, McDonalds, Modell's, Macy's, Kay Jeweler, Dr. J's etc. (by the way Fulton Mall was torn down)

As you travel towards Clinton Hill you see more apartments buildings, supermarkets, laundry mats, restaurants and salons/barber shops.

Keep going through to BedStuy and you run into another shopping area including fast food restaurants like Golden Krust, McDonalds, Rent A Center, Jennifer Furniture, small mom and pop stores and carribbean restaurants.

Further into East New York you see mostly apartment buildings and a few stores here and there.

I am not sure why you are inquiring but I wouldn't want to live on Fulton Street due to the noise and traffic however, if your opening a business it would be a great location.
Your description completely skipped over the Fort Greene section of Fulton St, which is high-end, hip & trendy. There are shops, bars and restaurants. The side streets have beautiful brownstone homes. Nearby you have BAM and the Atlantic Terminal/Mall. The rest of your description is pretty accurate.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:48 PM
 
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I actually agree that it's like Fordham Road and 3rd Avenue and 149th st.
What do I think about them ? They are all ugly and useless and there are too many of them all over the city ripping people off with the total junk that they sell. It was nothing against Brooklyn if that's what you thought. I avoid them all
Okay, as long as you know this is just your opinion. You are aware that the Fulton mall is the third most profitable commercial district in the city, right? The rents there are Manhattan high and something like 100,000 walk through the strip every day. I don't think that would be the case if they were just ripping people off with useless junk. It's just obviously not for you. But hey, universalistic rhetoric is more powerful than facts, right?
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:50 PM
 
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I actually think the outdoor mall on Fordham Road is kinda okay, and it's getting better. I'm not afraid to say it. It seems to be trending a little up in terms of the quality of the retailers. Last year they added the Sears/BestBuy/Walgreens/24hour gym, an Applebees, and this year they just added a BBQ (not talking about the Dallas BBQ I believe it's called Dickies or something like that) spot, a Checkers and a 7-Eleven (not open yet)...

So chain stores = quality? Are you sure you're a "Noo Yowker"?
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Old 06-11-2010, 08:39 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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So chain stores = quality? Are you sure you're a "Noo Yowker"?
Yes if it means 7-11 instead of Twin Donut, and Checkers or a place like Applebees instead of Crown Fried Chicken. I get your point and I agree but this is Fordham Road we are talking about. Context! Context! Context!
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Old 06-13-2010, 08:56 AM
 
Location: Out of this world
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Your description completely skipped over the Fort Greene section of Fulton St, which is high-end, hip & trendy. There are shops, bars and restaurants. The side streets have beautiful brownstone homes. Nearby you have BAM and the Atlantic Terminal/Mall. The rest of your description is pretty accurate.

Yeah your right....how could I forget.....Cake Man, Moshood, Night of the Cookers, The Greene Grape...etc....
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