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post #9781 of 11478

Really?  I remember going to parties in W'burg in 2000 and 2001, and the cool kids then were complaining about gentrification.  In 2002, an i-banking colleague bought a loft there...  You're wave #14 or so

post #9782 of 11478
There ya have it. So basically everybody complains about gentrification, but it is really all relative.

I was in high school and didn't know what Williamsburg was in 2001.
post #9783 of 11478

This is exactly what gentrification complaining is : one wave complaining about the following one.  :) 

post #9784 of 11478
People talk about it like it is some sort of new phenomenon. It isn't. It has always been happening. I'm a poor-man's gentrifier though. Bought at the bottom of the market. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif
post #9785 of 11478
In the 1950s the Hassidics in Williams Burg used to complain about "city people" moving there.

Or so my Dad used to say.
post #9786 of 11478
They still do. Now they complain about the harpies possessed by the devil whorin' out their bodies to the public on bicycles.
post #9787 of 11478
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

People talk about it like it is some sort of new phenomenon. It isn't. It has always been happening. I'm a poor-man's gentrifier though. Bought at the bottom of the market. icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

But has it always happened and spread so quickly to other areas of the city? That and people being priced out everywhere is probably the reason for so much talk, I think.

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post #9789 of 11478
I just saw an article about that. Wegmans is pretty legit but too bad it's at the fuckin' navy yard. As if I'd ever hoof my ass over.

Damn shame those wheels got ruined. Train with alloy unless you're riding a west side highway to central park beauty queen, which is what mine is for now haha.
post #9790 of 11478
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I just saw an article about that. Wegmans is pretty legit but too bad it's at the fuckin' navy yard. As if I'd ever hoof my ass over.
to be fair, nobody goes to Wegmans and buys a single bag of groceries, so a car is pretty much necessary. It still takes 60-90 minutes to reach the NJ location, so a quick zip car trip to the Navy yard sounds like a compromise that I can/will deal with.
post #9791 of 11478
Is Wegmans really that good? I've a friend from Rochester that waxes poetic about it, but I figure it's because that's all they have.
post #9792 of 11478
I've never been impressed by Wegmans. It would be good if I lived in the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania, but the Brooklyn Fairway absolutely destroys them in selection, as does basically every Whole Foods.
post #9793 of 11478
Also never been impressed. No big deal for me.
post #9794 of 11478

So this just happened right here on our block

 

http://nypost.com/2015/05/13/cops-shoot-hammer-wielding-suspect-in-midtown/

 

:crazy:

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Originally Posted by poorsod View Post

Is Wegmans really that good? I've a friend from Rochester that waxes poetic about it, but I figure it's because that's all they have.

"To its devotees, Wegmans strikes the balance between the variety of a Whole Foods, the prices of a Trader Joe's and the scale of a Walmart"


also:
http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/magazine/2015/05/americas-best-supermarkets/index.htm
Edited by gomestar - 5/13/15 at 8:14am
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