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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #21
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Fantastic. I remember reading about Mott Haven specifically and how bad it was in the 70's/80s, with crack houses and homeless everywhere. IT really looks like it's been revitalized into a solid working class neighbourhood.

And it has more charm and urbanity than 90% of American suburbs.

I gotta visit NYC some time
I agree the change has been amazing. But this neighborhood still one of the poorest areas of the city. Crime may be lower than before, but people still strugle with the cost of rent and food prices. It is deffenetly attracting new immigrants that are been price out of rest of the city. And if you compare this neighborhood to other poor neighborhoods in other American cities then I would defenetly consider to live in this one. If I had to live in a poor neighborhood ofcourse.

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Old March 16th, 2007, 05:50 PM   #22
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wow. The first time i've seen a closer look of this neighborhood and it's definatly not what i expected. looks very vibrant.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 10:07 AM   #23
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wow. The first time i've seen a closer look of this neighborhood and it's definatly not what i expected. looks very vibrant.
People are indeed surprice. People usually think of the South Bronx as abandon, full of garbage and graffity. But then they see it and they are surprise how organize things really are and that is vibrant.
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Old April 1st, 2007, 08:14 PM   #24
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Wait is this really the South Bronx? Yeah I though this area was full of abandonment, garbage, graffity and dangerous people. Looks wonderful. I woudn't mind living in such place. If I could afford it. You have done good for your ****! Incredible. Movies stereotype this area so badly.
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Old April 2nd, 2007, 04:19 AM   #25
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Wait is this really the South Bronx?
Yes it is. I am glad I change your perception of this area. Next time you see a Hollywood movie about the Bronx, think of this thread.
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Old April 17th, 2007, 02:53 AM   #26
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Pleasantly surprised krull. I would expect an extremely crappy part of town but it actually looks like a place I would move to!
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Old April 17th, 2007, 07:22 AM   #27
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The Bronx always seemed so weird to me, unlike other parts of new york I can't seem to familiarise myself with it.
Also, just wondering from the huge amounts of photos ive seen of this area over the years it seems that the vast majority of the south bronx is made up of these weird cardboard/suburbanesque townhouses that have been developed in the last decade to fill up the vast empty lots and these depressing looking mid 20th century Tenement buildings ,(Not the kind you get along the lower east river in manhattan but more along the lines in washington heights) with very few of those buildings that look like there from way further into the city.

I sort of have and idea of what happened, but i was just wondering what time these tenement buildings came about, did they involve large demolishment of these older buildings or was the area lacking in these types of buildings anyway and the tenements simply built in larger supply and survive longer because they were harder to demolish?


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Old August 28th, 2009, 06:22 PM   #28
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So you visited the South Bronx?? You are amazing Krull and thanks for these sweet photos! NYC is so amazing.
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Old August 29th, 2009, 12:59 AM   #29
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nice!
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Old August 29th, 2009, 09:42 AM   #30
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pics r great! yet the Bronx looks like one of the uglier areas in NYC, isn't it so?
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Old August 29th, 2009, 10:36 AM   #31
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Very nice pics from those areas of N.Y.C. Bronx area (to me) looks interesting area and also nice
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Old August 31st, 2009, 03:11 AM   #32
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You wil be surprice with my next photo tour. I am even considering East New York or Bushwick in Brooklyn! Or maybe not.
If you can do a photo tour of the Bronx then you can do Bushwick!!! East New York though... I don't know anything about it but I've been told by natives not to go there as I'm obviously a white transplant. I dunno.
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Old August 31st, 2009, 04:45 PM   #33
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Yes you are right. I will skip East New York if I can. But I do want to get Bushwick though.

Thanks for everyone else for the comments.
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Old September 4th, 2009, 02:22 PM   #34
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Ah, great thread and really great pictures. I worked in the Bronx for many years and really grew to love it. I didn't think it was possible, but this made me actually miss it!
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 02:07 PM   #35
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Very beautiful pics! The house of Edgar Allan Poe is in Bronx,no?
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Old October 23rd, 2009, 02:16 PM   #36
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This is real NY !)) nice!
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