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Old 04-22-2013, 10:51 AM
 
Location: Vallejo
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Ahh, I see. Vicariously from a black/Hispanic resident's perspective. Yeah, I'd agree with that.
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:13 PM
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Exactly. One only has to look at the retail in the suburbs (or in suburban-like neighborhoods in areas of the Southeast, etc.). Macy's, Target, WalMart, Old Navy, Whole Foods, Trader Joes, etc. None of which scream individualism.
The suburb where I live has a single chain store - Trader Joes, on the ouitskirts. (Which in any event is about as quirky as it gets when it comes to chain stores). All the other stores, bakeries, fish smokers, pasta makers, italian delis, and every restuarant, are mom n pops, some going way back.
On the other hand, everyone of those chains you mentions, with the exception of Walmart for political reasons, has multiple stores in NYC.

So I could sound just as vacuous by stating "One only has to look at the retail in NYC..."

Thats the probelm, only looking at A. That's called wearing blinkers, and is fine if all you want to see is what you want to see..
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Old 04-22-2013, 01:22 PM
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And there's just as many people in New York who are uptight about their posh doorman building or their Park Slopes address who look down on their neighborhoods who live in some crappy walk up. Keeping up with the Joneses, or judging one's self by material aspects such as where you live, what car you drive, etc, permeates cities every bit as much as suburbs.


It's actually written by a white guy from Canada.
Park Slope, Brooklyn, is the epitome of keeping up with the Joneses!

The competition about summertime skiing vacations in the Andes, Wolf and Aga ranges, salvaged wide-plank replacement flooring, food co-op memberships, bugaboos, Hamptons summering, arghhh!!! If you haven't got the checklist you'll get excommunicated and they'll take back the membership card.
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