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Old 11-02-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: university city
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Originally Posted by StuckPA View Post
Good guesses,and I would have to go with #2
I lived in south philly for a couple of years and now Bridesburg...that mysterious place next to Port Richmond
So how am I wrong anyway?...
i thought i delineated this before, but i guess i did without clarity
honestly, i cant go into it without getting this thread closed
people seem to be very sensitive here about the truth that people who have lived here all their lives know about..."OMG, the sun is shining in the morning??? how dare you say that!!!"
i can tell you over PM

 
Old 11-02-2008, 06:09 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Originally Posted by serpent_of_old View Post
i thought i delineated this before, but i guess i did without clarity
honestly, i cant go into it without getting this thread closed
people seem to be very sensitive here about the truth that people who have lived here all their lives know about..."OMG, the sun is shining in the morning??? how dare you say that!!!"
i can tell you over PM
I totally understand! And trust me I am NOT one of those people...I'm from NJ,we deal with the hard truths
 
Old 11-02-2008, 06:29 PM
 
Location: university city
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gentrification is funny with philly neighborhoods
gentrification i alot of places is like bombing for roaches
in philly, its putting up condos to compensate for USP and penn grads who are obsessed with name dropping some $300 place they ate at

they dont bomb for roaches (not literally) when they gentrify here
here, its putting in a new shiney counter top and saying that you dont have to worry about roaches
thats denial
these neighborhoods are still striving strong and their old attitudes are being heavily maintained by young and old, especially south philly ala passyunk east

again, we all know this is true about philly
 
Old 07-22-2009, 01:10 PM
 
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There are many neighborhoods which are currently going through the gentrification process in philadelphia. The largest ones I believe are NoLibs and the G-Ho area. Specifically those two beacuse of the acronyms people have already given them.

Center city is thriving and it is pushing outwards in all directions. Olde city has already been acquired and is now pushing out towards NoLibs, Fishtown, Kensington area.

Brewerytown is undergoing gentrification with the creation of the brewerytown square and the spillover of young professionals moving outward from the fairmount/art museum district.

South of Southstreet/SoSo and G-Ho are spillovers of the more wealthier Rittenhouse Square crowd.

West Philadelphia is a whole other story. Many of the poor residents hate the term "University City". Well they are just going to have to deal with it. Thank god someone is investing enough money into the crime ridden areas that fell to **** after the mass migration of wealthy white people left the city. Maybe these areas are getting to expensive for the poor that have been there for years, well guess what, cities are the new trend. What was once left slowly but surely is being reclaimed.

The borough of Manhattan can be seen as 100% completely gentrified with the exception of north manhattan. Its too poor for even young undergraduates to live on their own without supplemented income.

Families are growing, more and more professionals are staying in philadelphia after graduation and these crowds don't want to live in the poor areas. So they live in the moderate areas ultimately pushing out lower income residents. I am a heartless bastard when it comes to making a world class city out of philadelphia and I hope every last murderer and drug dealer gets pushed far out of any area remotely close to the downtown area. Many poor residents are good people, unfortunately many bad parents are poor and decide to let their kids run wild and create the crime we see today. Parents can't even keep their kids in school, so you can't blame the teachers and the system for failing.

Gentrify PHILLY!!!
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:11 PM
 
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Fishtown...It's not like there's a ton of shiny, new condos on the market there. It's all really old rowhouses. That and there's not much going on.
i didn't read this whole thread but this made me laugh.
 
Old 07-22-2009, 09:49 PM
 
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SW Philly is not gentrifying at all. Port Richmond is questionable. Parkside is slowly building up.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:19 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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It's all really old rowhouses. That and there's not much going on.
Perhaps you should go on some more recent information versus old/outdated.
Or read a bit. There's a lot of development going on in Fishtown, both residentially and commercially.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Sanford, FL
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i didn't read this whole thread but this made me laugh.
See above.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:12 AM
 
Location: South Philly (Graduate Hospital area)
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SW Philly is not gentrifying at all.
Nobody said anything about Southwest Philly. Someone mentioned Southwest Center City a.k.a. Grad Hospital a.k.a. South of South, which is something different from SW Philly. It's undergoing major gentrification, and it's happening at lightning pace.
 
Old 07-23-2009, 12:48 PM
 
Location: Philly
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FYI-no one actually says nolibs, it's northern liberties..though many type nolibs. the are wasn't poor, it was barren industrial. west philly has become nice enough that areas such as spruce hill have their own identity and no longer need to latch onto university city's name.
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