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Old 09-15-2013, 08:43 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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When I lived in the northeast I found the new residents moving in to mostly be hard working people looking for a better life. Those who born and raised there? The ones who are fleeing? I've never encountered trash like that in my life.
Then why did the neighborhoods of NE Philly get worse? Shouldn't the new residents have made it better? See posts 16 and 17.
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Old 09-15-2013, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Only one person has not notice a decline in the lower NE. What does that tell you? LOL! they no longer live there.
I can't wait to hear the excuse ... lol!

Sometimes it's easier to lie instead of facing facts.

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Old 09-15-2013, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Fox Chase, Philadelphia
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Since I just moved here in June in Fox Chase which is in the NE I haven't seen much decline and think it is a Family oriented neighborhood, but have got the sense that long time residents have seen at least some decline
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:18 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Since I just moved here in June in Fox Chase which is in the NE I haven't seen much decline and think it is a Family oriented neighborhood, but have got the sense that long time residents have seen at least some decline
For SOME of those longtime residents, seeing two black people per day, rather than zero or one, is a symptom of decline.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:25 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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For SOME of those longtime residents, seeing two black people per day, rather than zero or one, is a symptom of decline.
History dictates that it IS.
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Old 09-15-2013, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Since I just moved here in June in Fox Chase which is in the NE I haven't seen much decline and think it is a Family oriented neighborhood, but have got the sense that long time residents have seen at least some decline
Yeah, Fox Chase is a good example of what all these neighborhoods that people complain about (Wissinoming, Oxford Circle, etc.) used to be like 15+ years ago. I also live in Fox Chase and we don't really see these problems outside of a few cars getting broken into and other occasional property crime. People still have pride in the neighborhood.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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History dictates that it IS.
There may be some correlation of neighborhood decline in Philly with lower-income residents - of which a disproportionate % happen to be black- but one shouldn't assume that the arrival of working-class-to-upper-income African-Americans spells impending doom for a community.
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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There may be some correlation of neighborhood decline in Philly with lower-income residents - of which a disproportionate % happen to be black- but one shouldn't assume that the arrival of working-class-to-upper-income African-Americans spells impending doom for a community.
Shouldn't assume? LOL! Show me a neighborhood that got better or even stayed the same when working-class ... moved in. And please don't bring up Mount Airy ... that's not what it was, either.
We're dealing with different cultures ...

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Old 09-15-2013, 01:09 PM
 
Location: a swanky suburb in my fancy pants
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For SOME of those longtime residents, seeing two black people per day, rather than zero or one, is a symptom of decline.
LOL.....Yea that will do it every time LOL
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Old 09-15-2013, 03:53 PM
 
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Rent out your house! I can't imagine your mortgage is more expensive than what you could get in rent $900-$1100.
I have a lot to fix before it would be rent-able, and I have no desire to be a landlord to the people who would want to live here! lol
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