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Old 12-15-2011, 09:30 PM
 
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As Newark's population grows for first time in 60 years, hope emerges for a city renaissance | NJ.com

When Newark makes a comeback you will have to find another city to bash.
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Old 12-15-2011, 10:16 PM
 
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I am not holding my breath.

Besides, for Newark to make a comeback, it'd have to have been ahead in the first place. For most of it's history it's been a bad place; the period between WWII and the riots is the exception, not the rule.
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Old 12-15-2011, 11:17 PM
 
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Well, they are in the process of gentrification. It'll attract wealthier folks, but not necessarily a larger population. Wealthier folks like more square footage.
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:03 AM
 
Location: New Jersey/Florida
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well after a 60 year decline if one person moved there it would be an increase. Remember the realtors saying "Buy now before it's too late"
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Old 12-16-2011, 08:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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shows how desperate some people are in this bad economy.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:41 PM
 
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I am not holding my breath.

Besides, for Newark to make a comeback, it'd have to have been ahead in the first place. For most of it's history it's been a bad place; the period between WWII and the riots is the exception, not the rule.
Perhaps you don't realize, but well before even the first World War Newark was one of the wealthiest communities in the United States.

In fact, it actually BEGAN its decline following WWII where folks could move into the suburbs and still work in the cities. Newark didn't annex the way many other cities did.
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Old 12-16-2011, 03:42 PM
 
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unfortunately, i think it is because of less upward mobility of the people who live there then anything...

Normally a certain % of people who grew up there would "upgrade" into a better town. A lot less people have good enough jobs to do so now.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:41 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Sounds like the Essex County Jail is finally reaching full capacity.
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Old 12-16-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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...or maybe it's just a case of mass hysteria...

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Old 12-16-2011, 08:17 PM
 
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Wow the negativity of this thread so far is just sad.
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