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Old 09-23-2007, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Opinions? Thoughts? A dump? Yuppieville? Anyone live there? Lots of changes down there, but still retains some of the old character esp. on Grand Street.

I told my aunt I might go to the LES tenement museum, and she said, "I don't need to go there. I lived it." (She's in her eighties; my mom, aunts, uncles on my mom's side all grew up poor there).

Now it's changed a lot, needless to say. A very interesting transition.

Anyone?
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Old 09-23-2007, 04:56 PM
 
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it is rapidly becoming Yuppyville.

Close to the seaport, east village, and chinatown.

If you are looking to buy now is the time.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:13 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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what exactly is considered LES these days ? these realtors just come up with boundaries left and right, and the blind follow lol.

in the 80's/90's we called the LES from manhattan bridge to 14 street and east of the village. and it included alphabet city.

anyway, that area used to be wild. i used to go to a nightclub on ave B (save the robots) and just getting there was an adventure. i actually had a feeling of danger there moreso then even in harlem (personally speakin)

its changed SO much. yet another yup enclave has taken over. i wouldve loved to see those yups walking down those blocks 20 yrs ago lol.
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Old 09-23-2007, 05:42 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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South of Delancey it's still got that old time feel.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:32 PM
 
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YUCK!!! I don't see its attraction. At ALL.
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Old 09-23-2007, 06:47 PM
 
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Downtown vibe.
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:22 AM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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I watched a TV show interviewing a few developers. A couple of them had plans to develop on Ludlow street. When they told their fathers, their fathers wanted to kick their butts....."It took us years to get outta Ludlow Street, and you wanna do what?"
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Old 09-24-2007, 05:54 AM
 
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les is still a dump. i hate hanging out over there....it just has this crappy "homeless" look and feel to it.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:25 AM
 
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Hmmm....you'd be amazed at what people are paying now to move to this "dump"!
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Old 09-24-2007, 11:15 AM
 
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Hmmm....you'd be amazed at what people are paying now to move to this "dump"!

i'm very aware....but to each his own. if i had that kind of money, i really wouldnt pick the lower east side. maybe the seward park co-ops if i was lucky but otherwise thats about it.
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