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Old 10-10-2013, 07:31 PM
 
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Originally Posted by Johnny P'unk Square View Post
Ha!, that's a laugh.

Please, go to South Philly and check out who dominates the absolutely worst pockets....Asians.

It's amazing, everyone complains about Mexicans living in this country, but Mexicans turned the dead south of Washington blocks of the Italian Market into a thriving area, the businesses they own have an obvious pride and cost some $$$ to set up.

Look at the Asian stores on 9th Street, dumps, looks worse than a flea market. No pride, no investment into making it nice.

And that's how they treat their residences too. They have a lot of money, because they only spend it to make more, never on making a neighborhood more appealing. Oh yes, they love to own Section 8's.

I own a 2 apartment converted storefront Passyunk Square investment, next door to another investment property owned by a team of, well I'll let you guess. I rehabbed my property, made it very urban modern to get high rents. But there are always complaints from my tenants about next door. I have spoken with the owner dozens of times, he pretends as if he doesn't understand. His building looks like crap, is filled with dirtballs, he does nothing and could care less about the neighbors. In other words, slumlord. I called for months asking him to paint over graffiti on a side door right next to the front door of my property. Nothing was done. Guess who had to paint the door? Why does one of MY tenants have to take the initiative to pull the 3 foot high weeds that grow between the cracks of his property when she gets sick of looking at them? I'd like to paint the whole front of the dump. I wonder if he'd notice?

Chinese coming in and buying properties cash is surly not a good sign.

BTW Larry, read all the posts on this thread, you have all the hits (pardon the pun). I like your line of thinking.
the way you call Asians, Mexicans and Chinese shows that you don't really know about these minority groups. Asia consists of many countries, so as Latin/South America (just like Europe). The kids born here should be all American.

You tell your personal story. Let me add mine: I am a Vietnamese immigrant from Vietnam and I know several families in South Philly and Kensington. There are two groups of Vietnamese immigrants: who come here with money (not a lot in US term) and who come here poor, as refugees/illegal. The second group, they take a decade or two to get to the middle-class. Most of us are very conservative with money because we come from a poor unstable country. So most of the purchases is in cash, from car to house...

Saving then buying for the most part. The richer "Asian" Americans are either coming here earlier or bring their wealth to the US, the folks I know in Philly build their houses and stores nicely but they took years to do that, they try to send their kids to school to have a better life. Sure our community must have a fair share of nuts and *******s but I hope you don't look at a few bad examples and think: Jesus, these Asian Chinese suck.
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Old 10-11-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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I know SW was mentioned several times in this thread. I grew up in Eastwick section of the city and left in the early O's. I went to St Raphael's and then to St Clement's for grade school. After that I went to West Catholic and took the 418 charter bus...ahh the memories!

I recently drove through the the ole' hood recently and it really got bad. I drove down Dicks and Buist Avenues...man what a dump.

I did manage to take a pic of my old parish...St Irenaeus

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Old 10-11-2013, 07:49 PM
 
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Why do people up and leave a community only to return years later and expect it to be just the way they remembered it?

If you don't stick around to maintain then don't complain.
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Old 10-11-2013, 08:50 PM
 
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I have to wonder what the family who I bought my home from would think if they stopped by some 25 years later. Everyone changes things. Stuff ages, styles change, homes burn down, plants die, businesses close, people move.

Communities have a life span just as people do. They age, die, revitalize. They change and that is really the only thing you can count on happening with them. No point is mourning what was. It was there for a point in time and has passed. That's life.

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Old 10-12-2013, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Vineland, NJ
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I'm sure people who grew up in Philly around the 1920's probably complained about how much the city changed when the 1950's era arrived.

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Old 10-15-2013, 11:46 AM
 
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I have to wonder what the family who I bought my home from would think if they stopped by some 25 years later. Everyone changes things. Stuff ages, styles change, homes burn down, plants die, businesses close, people move.

Communities have a life span just as people do. They age, die, revitalize. They change and that is really the only thing you can count on happening with them. No point is mourning what was. It was there for a point in time and has passed. That's life.
The difference is he's talking about where he's from. He will always be from there. It's not just somewhere he lived at one point.
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Old 10-25-2013, 12:14 AM
 
Location: PHL-Terminal C, Gate 11
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yeah well there are a few that paid "cash" for their homes in Northwood and are renting them out as section 8.
Yes, this is my understanding of what is happening in NE Philly.
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:17 AM
 
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Port Richmond has alot of the people on facebook saying its heading downhill fast.They keep hoping Steve Wynn's casino and hotel open up and they think the values will go back up.
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Old 10-25-2013, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Laurel
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Originally Posted by Johnny P'unk Square View Post
Ha!, that's a laugh.

Please, go to South Philly and check out who dominates the absolutely worst pockets....Asians.

It's amazing, everyone complains about Mexicans living in this country, but Mexicans turned the dead south of Washington blocks of the Italian Market into a thriving area, the businesses they own have an obvious pride and cost some $$$ to set up.

Look at the Asian stores on 9th Street, dumps, looks worse than a flea market. No pride, no investment into making it nice.

And that's how they treat their residences too. They have a lot of money, because they only spend it to make more, never on making a neighborhood more appealing. Oh yes, they love to own Section 8's.

I own a 2 apartment converted storefront Passyunk Square investment, next door to another investment property owned by a team of, well I'll let you guess. I rehabbed my property, made it very urban modern to get high rents. But there are always complaints from my tenants about next door. I have spoken with the owner dozens of times, he pretends as if he doesn't understand. His building looks like crap, is filled with dirtballs, he does nothing and could care less about the neighbors. In other words, slumlord. I called for months asking him to paint over graffiti on a side door right next to the front door of my property. Nothing was done. Guess who had to paint the door? Why does one of MY tenants have to take the initiative to pull the 3 foot high weeds that grow between the cracks of his property when she gets sick of looking at them? I'd like to paint the whole front of the dump. I wonder if he'd notice?

Chinese coming in and buying properties cash is surly not a good sign.

BTW Larry, read all the posts on this thread, you have all the hits (pardon the pun). I like your line of thinking.

Are you kidding me? You are taking one instance of your situation and make it a negative as an entire race? Let's put it this way. Those pocket of what you call "worst pockets" are usually abandone homes. Guess who owns most of them? If they are not bough up, they will still be abondones for years.

Has your " Passyunk Square" investment lost value? There is a big transformation going on in S Philadelphia and it had for quite a few years now. It's going to take time. Forget go is putting the money in, just know that there are money being put into the area.
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Old 10-26-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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The only one to blame for Section 8 is our wonderful government!
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