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Old 12-07-2012, 11:48 AM
 
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your'e right, they should get a former NY mayor to be mayor of LA, seems like when LA is in trouble they get somebody from NY to fix it. Bill Bratton came in and cleaned up the LAPD, and before that Joe Torre came in and made winners of the Dodgers. "Los Angeles Mayor Rudy Giuliani" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:22 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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People that want to live so you can't move without bumping in to 6 people are nuts... If I wwant to swing my arm I don't want to touch anyone... I don't want to share a wall with my neighbor. I don't want to hear my neighbors TV...

You can have New York, If it's so good stay there.
Most people in Los Angeles share a wall with someone else. That's what is great about LA - if you want your own home with a yard you can get it, but if you want high-density and an urban experience you can certainly get that too. <-- of course this is assuming you have money, it isn't exactly cheap to get a lot of space in Southern California.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: East Fallowfield, PA
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your'e right, they should get a former NY mayor to be mayor of LA, seems like when LA is in trouble they get somebody from NY to fix it. Bill Bratton came in and cleaned up the LAPD, and before that Joe Torre came in and made winners of the Dodgers. "Los Angeles Mayor Rudy Giuliani" has a nice ring to it, don't you think?
HELL TO THE NO!!!
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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Guess I'm not most people.
If you say so...
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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If you say so...
You are basically put words in my mouth. All I said is any place with nearly 100 percent of any race is undesirable (guess I should have qualified it with "to me"). My least-favorite place I have lived is Thousand Oaks - which also happens to be like 70% white. I personally just like places that are a little more diverse - especially when the largest ethnic group is a plurality and not a majority.

I mean, I definitely don't live in Hollywood for all the white people...
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:33 PM
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You are basically put words in my mouth. All I said is any place with nearly 100 percent of any race is undesirable (guess I should have qualified it with "to me"). My least-favorite place I have lived is Thousand Oaks - which also happens to be like 70% white. I personally just like places that are a little more diverse - especially when the largest ethnic group is a plurality and not a majority.
Interesting California perspective that 70% white counts as not diverse.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Interesting California perspective that 70% white counts as not diverse.
Looks like the census tract I grew up in was 65% white and 29% Hispanic - it was always sort of considered the "white bread" part of town. The census tracts to the immediate north are 38% white / 54% Hispanic, 17 W / 74 H, 31 W / 58 H, 41 W/ 52 H, etc, etc (actually the further north you go the more Hispanic it gets, one tract is 90 percent Hispanic). Basically where I grew up was like if part of the San Fernando Valley was plopped into farmland 120 miles to the north. I wouldn't call it particularly diverse though, the highest 3rd ethnicity (Asians) only gets up to 8% in one tract.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 PM
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Looks like the census tract I grew up in was 65% white and 29% Hispanic - it was always sort of considered the "white bread" part of town. The census tracts to the immediate north are 38% white / 54% Hispanic, 17 W / 74 H, 31 W / 58 H, 41 W/ 52 H, etc, etc (actually the further north you go the more Hispanic it gets, one tract is 90 percent Hispanic). Basically where I grew up was like if part of the San Fernando Valley was plopped into farmland 120 miles to the north.
Mine is 58% white, 16% black, 14% hispanic and 9% asian. But my neighborhood was mostly white (though a near majority had last names that ended vowels because they were Italian American), the minorities were another, cheaper section separated by a 100 acre of preserved forest. Racial steering was a large cause of segegreation. Rest of my school district was 85% white, and it was more so 10 years ago. We do have a Hispanic section of town, mostly Central American and Puerto Rican. 1.5 mile is a town center almost entirely lived and used by whites.

The NW section of Long Island has a lot of Asians, similar to Queens on the other border. Southwest has a lot of Hispanics, more 10-15%. Blacks tend to be more segegrated.

Re: bolded, not too familiar with southern california, what'd you mean by that?
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Pasadena, CA
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Mine is 58% white, 16% black, 14% hispanic and 9% asian. But my neighborhood was mostly white (though a near majority had last names that ended vowels because they were Italian American), the minorities were another, cheaper section separated by a 100 acre of preserved forest. Racial steering was a large cause of segegreation. Rest of my school district was 85% white, and it was more so 10 years ago. We do have a Hispanic section of town, mostly Central American and Puerto Rican. 1.5 mile is a town center almost entirely lived and used by whites.

The NW section of Long Island has a lot of Asians, similar to Queens on the other border. Southwest has a lot of Hispanics, more 10-15%. Blacks tend to be more segegrated.

Re: bolded, not too familiar with southern california, what'd you mean by that?
Just has a similar development style and density (on the lower end though) and unfortunately, crime rate as the northeastern parts of the SFV (Arleta, San Fernando, etc.).
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Old 12-07-2012, 03:13 PM
 
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You're describing Chicago, not NYC.

I can't think of any bombed out looking, 99% African American areas. Maybe parts of Newark and neighboring cities but not much. A couple of spots of North Brooklyn are black but they're busy and dangerous not depopulated. Many of the bombed sections of the South Bronx look like https://maps.google.com/maps?q=160th...64.55,,0,-2.61 but anyways with the South Bronx is mostly Hispanic not African American

Ethnic mix is Irish/Italian/Eastern European Jewish in the "working-class" areas, though the last group is generally liberal. Most of the old money areas are no longer white anglo-saxon protestant, few if any majority WASP areas exist anymore, many are transplants. The money areas generally have a large jewish population as well as some of the same ethnic population of the "working-class" areas.

While there aren't fun beach areas, there's hip areas of Brooklyn, and plenty of working-class immigrant neighborhoods with interesting culture and food (Russian Brighton Beach, South Asian and Colombian Jackson Heights, etc.)
You are right. I was thinking more on the lines of Newark. You are correct though, I was describing Chicago metro more than New York metro.

Tri state area is definitely a little closer to SoCal, in the sense that there is still a lot of diversity and excitement/vibrancy outside the urban core.
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