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Old 09-28-2009, 11:42 AM
 
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I was looking at rentals in Mamaroneck and saw a listing near Harbor Park zoned for Central Elementary school.

Maybe I'm jaded with past experiences living near Sec 8 tenants and some pretty unruly rowdy children but I was surprised to see this listing. I thought Harbor Park (where the beach is) was supposed to be "up scale" somewhat. I'm no millionaire and couldn't keep up with them but I'm a hard working middle classer who (sorry) doesn't want the experience with Sec 8 neighbors again. I didn't know Mamaroneck was a section 8 accepting town. Sorry for being brutally honest if that offends.

 
Old 09-28-2009, 04:01 PM
 
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You might be surprised, it is that way across New York.

Nice towns get bad areas run down bad Sec. 8, and before long it spreads to nicer areas, and eventually there is no good areas.
 
Old 09-28-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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You might be surprised, it is that way across New York.

Nice towns get bad areas run down bad Sec. 8, and before long it spreads to nicer areas, and eventually there is no good areas.

I know, I just saw some Section 8 ads for Rockville Centre in LI. I see "bad" areas in Rockland and Westchester that border nice towns too. Where can someone go to get away from that atmosphere and still maintain that city life?
 
Old 09-29-2009, 05:57 AM
 
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Sorry to disappoint, but it's considered discriminatory for towns not to have some sec. 8 - no matter how upscale. It's mandated from the state. You can thank your politicians.
 
Old 10-01-2009, 10:39 AM
 
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I know, I just saw some Section 8 ads for Rockville Centre in LI. I see "bad" areas in Rockland and Westchester that border nice towns too. Where can someone go to get away from that atmosphere and still maintain that city life?
Since when is Rockville Center, Mamaroneck, or Rockland County considered "city life" ???

 
Old 10-01-2009, 01:59 PM
 
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Since when is Rockville Center, Mamaroneck, or Rockland County considered "city life" ???

I see what you mean, I meant still live in a large area with safe surrounding borders where you can walk, take the bus, go downtown and never bump into what I bump into when I step away (just a few blocks) from my area. Any area of NY (or any state) that does not border what's considered 'bad' areas. As a side question, just wondering if there is any predominantly black or hispanic neighborhood, the equivalent of Rock Centre that has top schools?
 
Old 10-02-2009, 08:32 PM
 
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that area has always been diverse ethnically and economically (at least in my lifetime), I don't find it surprising at all. Only in recent years expensive shops have started to open on Mamaroneck avenue, that thoroughfare was and still is filled with mainly mom and pop stores (which create a really great atmosphere). The train station kind of serves as a divider. North of the station you have mixed, immigrant shops while south of the station you'll see those traditional norman rockwell type of shops.
 
Old 10-03-2009, 06:25 PM
 
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Westchester just lost a federal law suit and now they must put affordable housing in areas like Mamaroneck, Scarsdale, etc.
 
Old 10-11-2009, 09:49 AM
 
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that area has always been diverse ethnically and economically (at least in my lifetime), I don't find it surprising at all. Only in recent years expensive shops have started to open on Mamaroneck avenue, that thoroughfare was and still is filled with mainly mom and pop stores (which create a really great atmosphere). The train station kind of serves as a divider. North of the station you have mixed, immigrant shops while south of the station you'll see those traditional norman rockwell type of shops.
I agree! Mamaroneck has some expensive neighborhoods and areas, but it has always been very diverse.
 
Old 02-14-2012, 04:50 AM
 
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I was looking at rentals in Mamaroneck and saw a listing near Harbor Park zoned for Central Elementary school.

Maybe I'm jaded with past experiences living near Sec 8 tenants and some pretty unruly rowdy children but I was surprised to see this listing. I thought Harbor Park (where the beach is) was supposed to be "up scale" somewhat. I'm no millionaire and couldn't keep up with them but I'm a hard working middle classer who (sorry) doesn't want the experience with Sec 8 neighbors again. I didn't know Mamaroneck was a section 8 accepting town. Sorry for being brutally honest if that offends.
I'm sorry for being brutally honest too. I was born and raised in Eastchester where I know have section 8 because when I was young issues occurred where I had to leave my home and the only way to pay for my rent was through section 8. People like you are ignorant, because Eastchester is 100 times classier than Mameroneck will ever be and just because I am on section 8 doesn't make me any less classier. Im currently working on my masters in social work at a very prestigious school. That I pay for on my own. Not everyone is bad that is on section 8. We all don't do drugs and commit crimes and are lazy so before you write something so ignorant check your facts. Im going to be a social worker I know them!!!!! Btw we all have to pay a portion of the rent and if you work like I do then your portion is much higher or almost covers the whole entire rent itself.
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