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Old 03-17-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Another ass*umption. Postwar suburbia was treeless? Really? Where?
If you go into the really low-class ones, they sometimes are. Lawns are usually dead or just mostly weeds, maybe a few overgrown shrubs.
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Old 03-17-2013, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Monmouth County, NJ & Staten Island, NY
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Plus a lot more routes. You have the S54 down Manor Road, and the S61/62/66/91/92, and X12/42 down Victory.

I did a quick record check, and those homes were built around 1940-1950.



Generally, further west along Forest Avenue is more car-oriented. If you go east towards West Brighton (Broadway, Bement, etc), it becomes more walkable, similar to New Dorp.
From Staten Island?

Yeah there are a LOT of bus routes on Victory Blvd, generally the S6X routes run along Victory, just as the S7X routes follow Hylan Blvd, S4X routes follow Forest Ave, etc. Those homes are pretty new for that area actually, my grandmothers home is near by and was built sometime in the late 1800's.

Speaking of Forest Avenue, I generally avoid having to go there as much as possible east of Port Richmond due to it being really inconvenient...only really hit up the area for bars like Duffy's and if I have a party at the Staaten. I'm on the western stretch all the time, lots of auto parts stores and I usually get my oil changes/car washes at VIP on Forest and South.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:30 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
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From Staten Island?

Yeah there are a LOT of bus routes on Victory Blvd, generally the S6X routes run along Victory, just as the S7X routes follow Hylan Blvd, S4X routes follow Forest Ave, etc. Those homes are pretty new for that area actually, my grandmothers home is near by and was built sometime in the late 1800's.

Speaking of Forest Avenue, I generally avoid having to go there as much as possible east of Port Richmond due to it being really inconvenient...only really hit up the area for bars like Duffy's and if I have a party at the Staaten. I'm on the western stretch all the time, lots of auto parts stores and I usually get my oil changes/car washes at VIP on Forest and South.
Yup, from Staten Island. (But a former Brooklynite, like a lot of SIers. LOL.)

They renumbered the routes back in the 1990s so you could figure out what neighborhoods they served. Before, it was just random numbers (the R103 went down Hylan, the R3 went down Castleton, the R107 went down Forest, etc).

And it was probably an early version of suburban development (basically, a streetcar suburb)

And yeah, it's relatively easy to get up to that area from further south (go right up the WSE or Richmond Avenue), whereas going further east, you have to either take Forest (with the traffic and traffic lights), or go through side streets.

I guess bringing this back to the topic, there's another development near there called Regal Walk where it's similar to the ones you showed on the South Shore. (And another one in Arlington, but at least that one's harder to get lost in). There's also a lot of developments where it's some townhouses on a dead-end street, which isn't that bad.

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Good gravy. I'd never be able to find my house.
I remember in my history class, the teacher was talking about the new Levittowns that were being built, and in some cases, the homes were being sold off before they had time to attach the numbers to them, so there were actually a lot of people who couldn't find their own home.
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