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Old 10-22-2008, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Oh... well yeah... the vast majority of muffins are around a buck fifty, so excuse me for assuming you were just biased against muffins haha.
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Old 10-22-2008, 03:45 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Well you should also be feeling sick for accusing people of being racist for warning newcomers to be wary. It could be Gracie Mansion for all I care, if the stats say it's dangerous, I'll tell them to watch out for the Mayor!
You can't just go by the stats. the stats are fixed! they are just numbers that mean nothing. Neighborhoods have feelings and emotions. they are living eco systems that have sustained generations. Projects are real homes where families are raised.
I say watch out for the Mayor cause he will do nothing to help the struggling affordable housing in this city. He is your best friend if you are a first time condo buyer from the Mid West.
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Old 10-22-2008, 07:44 PM
 
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How can you talk about LIC and not discuss the gentrification going on. Should it be ignored and pretend its not happenning?
@Andysocks
I don't care for $5.00 muffins no matter how good they taste.

The thread wasn't about gentrification until you made it about gentrification.

And if you go by your "logic" then just about every thread on this board should turn into a discussion of gentrification.

"Does anyone know what rents are like in Hell's Kitchen"?
GENTRIFICATION!

"I live in the midwest and want to live in Brooklyn"
GENTRIFICATION!

"There's an artists event happening in the South Bronx this weekend"
GENTRIFICATION!

"I saw a hipster girl on the subway but I didn't have the courage to speak to her."
GENTRIFICATION!

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Old 10-22-2008, 09:37 PM
 
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The thread wasn't about gentrification until you made it about gentrification.

And if you go by your "logic" then just about every thread on this board should turn into a discussion of gentrification.

"Does anyone know what rents are like in Hell's Kitchen"?
GENTRIFICATION!

"I live in the midwest and want to live in Brooklyn"
GENTRIFICATION!

"There's an artists event happening in the South Bronx this weekend"
GENTRIFICATION!

"I saw a hipster girl on the subway but I didn't have the courage to speak to her."
GENTRIFICATION!


you are too funny, Henna!
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Old 10-22-2008, 09:54 PM
 
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Default the new LIC

definitely a hotspot:

liQcity » A Blog About Life & Real Estate in Long Island City, Queens
Long Island City - LICNYC

Has LIC already been "surrendered" to the legions of yuppies and hipsters in the latest NYC gentrification showdown?
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Old 10-22-2008, 11:59 PM
 
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What is this area of Queens like? Specifically, around 21st and Queensbridge?
Yep, thats Queensbridge Houses. I'm pretty sure its the largest Public Housing Development in New York City, 3,000 apartment? (Someone can probably correct me on this)

I think they actually look nice, like most NYCHA developments, Alot of Trees and space.

I haven't been to THAT side of L.I.C. so I don't know how safe it is up THERE, but I DO know that L.I.C. in general is pretty industrial (which can be intimidating and isolated at night). It is somewhat sketchy in some areas, but VERY close to Manhattan (one subway stop on the N train). Generally I find the areas south of the 7 train to be the more isolated/sketchy areas, and especially areas around the many bridges, elevated road/highways, Queens Plaza area, and Sunnyside Rails.

oh yeah.. And um... Gentrification
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