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Old 11-24-2011, 12:04 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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I was watching the movie Chop Shop and got a look at Willets Point, Queens. Outside of the stadium, it didn't really feel like New York, like that neighborhood could have been anywhere. My question is, are there any plans for that neighborhood, or will it always be this way? It just seems like an urban wasteland of under the table automobile services, as though it could stay that way forever, like why change what isn't broken. I did hear there was one lone resident in the neighborhood, which is hard to believe, considering where it is located.
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Old 11-24-2011, 01:17 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Looks like it won't last too long.

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Old 11-24-2011, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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Looks like it won't last too long.

Willets Point Redevelopment - NYCEDC*
Sounds like good news; thanks for the information ...
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Old 11-24-2011, 02:11 PM
 
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Yeah hopefully the businesses who own property there are kicked out to make way for hotels.


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Old 11-25-2011, 12:40 AM
 
Location: New York
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I remember a professor telling me that the population there is only 1 (in terms of residency). This was a year ago. The place looks like a dump at night.
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:38 AM
 
Location: New York
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Default bad smells/rats

This place has an awful smell at low-tide due to over a hundred years of pollution/sewage. They even mention this smell in the book "the Great Gatsby" which was published in the 1920s so that smell is long tenured and not going away. Another issue is rats. There are huge water rats in that area and the swamps.

If the ruling class wants to set up their standard Wal-Mart/Starbucks/condo retail consumer formula development it will not work here.
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Old 11-25-2011, 02:18 PM
 
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This place has an awful smell at low-tide due to over a hundred years of pollution/sewage. They even mention this smell in the book "the Great Gatsby" which was published in the 1920s so that smell is long tenured and not going away. Another issue is rats. There are huge water rats in that area and the swamps.

If the ruling class wants to set up their standard Wal-Mart/Starbucks/condo retail consumer formula development it will not work here.
Can't wait until someone complains why does my grande latte smell like sewage...
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Old 11-25-2011, 09:40 PM
 
Location: Norfolk, VA
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This place has an awful smell at low-tide due to over a hundred years of pollution/sewage. They even mention this smell in the book "the Great Gatsby" which was published in the 1920s so that smell is long tenured and not going away. Another issue is rats. There are huge water rats in that area and the swamps.

If the ruling class wants to set up their standard Wal-Mart/Starbucks/condo retail consumer formula development it will not work here.
This is because the traditional development formula will not work due to the location or this type of development is not enough to fix the problems of that area and simply fixes the hideous aesthetic of the place?
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