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Old 03-25-2011, 10:35 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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sure was, alpha.. Had everything 20 years ago.. Even as near as 10-15 years ago.. It was a wonderful place to raise a family.
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Old 03-25-2011, 10:59 AM
 
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The Northeast section which was once known as "the great Northeast" is taking its last breath...

Here we go again. This guy moved out of the Northeast and is always the first to trash it. To the more fair-minded readers : Northeast Philadelphia represents about a third of the entire city and is a vital part of the economic wheel of the city. There are dozens of neighborhoods in the Northeast. Some have seen better days, some have better days ahead, and many are still stable and viable places to raise a family. Like any general area, there are nice parts and not-so-nice parts. It's completely unfair to write off such a substantial area of this great city where many residents, unlike FRankgn, have chosen to stay and make their neighborhoods better. Others just move away and bash.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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sure was, alpha.. Had everything 20 years ago.. Even as near as 10-15 years ago.. It was a wonderful place to raise a family.
translation: as near as 10 - 15 years ago the northeast was still almost entirely white!


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Amen to that Frank!

It used to be the place to be.
northeast is not as bad as you bashers make it out to be but it was never, never, the "place to be" hahahaha

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Here we go again. This guy moved out of the Northeast and is always the first to trash it. To the more fair-minded readers : Northeast Philadelphia represents about a third of the entire city and is a vital part of the economic wheel of the city. There are dozens of neighborhoods in the Northeast. Some have seen better days, some have better days ahead, and many are still stable and viable places to raise a family. Like any general area, there are nice parts and not-so-nice parts. It's completely unfair to write off such a substantial area of this great city where many residents, unlike FRankgn, have chosen to stay and make their neighborhoods better. Others just move away and bash.
the northeast has never been my favorite part of the city but i got a lot of respect for people who love their neighborhoods and want to make them better.
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista
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If your point is that Philly has a lot of residents who are black, prejeduced and racist toward whites and other minorities, I completely agree, but I don't think it's limited to Point Breeze.
agree, but i don't think it's nearly as bad/organized.

i mean opposition to gentrification doesn't necessarily mean racism against whites. in a lot of ways i empathize with their plight. even in the worst neighborhoods in philadelphia there are lifelong residents who care and love their neighborhood and it can be frustrating when you begin to realize that gentrification may be about to push you out. especially if you were one of the members trying to improve the neighborhood prior to gentrification.

so i understand the non racist desire to fight against gentrification. and even people who are motivated by racism most of them at least try and make it about a townhouse development or other such issues.

it's rare that people would come out and basically just say we're against white people living here and we're not going to stand for it.
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Old 03-25-2011, 02:46 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Here we go again. This guy moved out of the Northeast and is always the first to trash it. To the more fair-minded readers : Northeast Philadelphia represents about a third of the entire city and is a vital part of the economic wheel of the city. There are dozens of neighborhoods in the Northeast. Some have seen better days, some have better days ahead, and many are still stable and viable places to raise a family. Like any general area, there are nice parts and not-so-nice parts. It's completely unfair to write off such a substantial area of this great city where many residents, unlike FRankgn, have chosen to stay and make their neighborhoods better. Others just move away and bash.

no bashing, just my experience.. If you have a different opinion, you are free to post, aren't you? Sorry if my experience don't jive with yours..
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Old 03-25-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Athens, GA (via Pittsburgh, PA)
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i've attached a flier which was posted up in point breeze, calling on it's residents to fight gentrification.
The last line was priceless: "Don't sell out!"

Yeah, don't sell out. Keep it real. Keepin' it real is always a good idea.
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Old 03-26-2011, 08:26 AM
 
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Maybe, but I remember when this scenario was reversed in the 90's for Grays Ferry. People were fed up with the Section 8 destruction in the neighborhood and when we complained about it, we made national news and were potrated as ugly racisits. Every newspaper as well as ABC News had something to say and The Nation of Islam and Black Panthers marched down our streets ( that was the day GF came off life support).
Flash forward to 2011 and you have the reverse scenario printed in the Daily News including a direct quote from a woman saying that she would prefer drug dealers to white people. How is this expalined? The long time residents aren't anti-white, just "simply a little resistant to change".
Double standard here or no?
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Old 03-26-2011, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
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Amen to that Frank!

It used to be the place to be.
Olney and Crescentville seem to be falling down on themselves.
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Old 03-26-2011, 02:15 PM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Maybe, but I remember when this scenario was reversed in the 90's for Grays Ferry. People were fed up with the Section 8 destruction in the neighborhood and when we complained about it, we made national news and were potrated as ugly racisits. Every newspaper as well as ABC News had something to say and The Nation of Islam and Black Panthers marched down our streets ( that was the day GF came off life support).
Flash forward to 2011 and you have the reverse scenario printed in the Daily News including a direct quote from a woman saying that she would prefer drug dealers to white people. How is this expalined? The long time residents aren't anti-white, just "simply a little resistant to change".
Double standard here or no?
yes double standard.. Horrible isn't it?
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Old 03-28-2011, 11:21 AM
 
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The Northeast section which was once known as "the great Northeast" is taking its last breath...
Only some parts of the NE.
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