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Old 02-24-2013, 06:33 PM   #16
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Why is it when people talk about Brooklyn they never talk about the other side of Brooklyn? Marine Park, Sheepsead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Begen beach, Mill Basin, Old mill Basin, Carnarsie, etc. Single and two family homes, garages, you can find parking. Heck, they even have beaches, parks. Are those area's not there anymore?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:04 PM   #17
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Why is it when people talk about Brooklyn they never talk about the other side of Brooklyn? Marine Park, Sheepsead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Begen beach, Mill Basin, Old mill Basin, Carnarsie, etc. Single and two family homes, garages, you can find parking. Heck, they even have beaches, parks. Are those area's not there anymore?
Nope. They were sold to Jersey.
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:09 PM   #18
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You have to also take into consideration how displaced Sandy victims have taken a big bite out of the rental market.

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Old 02-24-2013, 07:27 PM   #19
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Why is it when people talk about Brooklyn they never talk about the other side of Brooklyn? Marine Park, Sheepsead Bay, Gerritsen Beach, Begen beach, Mill Basin, Old mill Basin, Carnarsie, etc. Single and two family homes, garages, you can find parking. Heck, they even have beaches, parks. Are those area's not there anymore?
Those areas, for the most part, aren't nearly as nice as they used to be either. Some like canarsie have gone to hell IMHO.

I live in Carroll Gardens which used to be a very blue collar area now it's all yuppies, hipsters, and french. Because it's so close to Manhattan I imagine the rents skyrocketed and moved all the natives like me out. If I didn't pay rent to my mother in law I couldn't afford to live here either even though I make decent money. A few celebs have even bought homes here now.


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You have to also take into consideration how displaced Katrina victims have taken a big bite out of the rental market.
Sandy?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:44 PM   #20
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Those areas, for the most part, aren't nearly as nice as they used to be either. Some like canarsie have gone to hell IMHO.

I live in Carroll Gardens which used to be a very blue collar area now it's all yuppies, hipsters, and french. Because it's so close to Manhattan I imagine the rents skyrocketed and moved all the natives like me out. If I didn't pay rent to my mother in law I couldn't afford to live here either even though I make decent money. A few celebs have even bought homes here now.



Sandy?
I should have left out Carnarsie, it went to hell years ago. Is Bushwick any better?
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Old 02-24-2013, 07:49 PM   #21
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Depends, I think parts of what is known now to be bushwick are on the upswing but I'm not sure.
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No.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:08 PM   #23
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Sandy?
Yeah, her too.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:40 PM   #24
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TBH this thread got me thinking. What areas are up and coming right now? Affordable and reasonably safe? I can't think of any. That's sad indeed.
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Old 02-25-2013, 03:04 AM   #25
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To the OP

An 1150 on the street... Probably ok. High demand bikes are sportbikes, and small dual-sport (KLR, KTM, DRZ). Nobody wants your pig.

If you're looking for new riding buddies:

Definitely check out the NYC Commuters thread. When we're not bitching about gun laws or our vanishing 4th Amendment rights, we sometimes discuss local affairs.
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Old 02-25-2013, 05:43 AM   #26
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No.
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TBH this thread got me thinking. What areas are up and coming right now? Affordable and reasonably safe? I can't think of any. That's sad indeed.
i think bushwick is up and coming, but only the parts closer to williamsburg though i still wouldn't live there. Hell, i've seen a lot of newbies to the city living in bed-sty. greenpoint is becoming more hip too, take it from me, i'm a hip 23 year old
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Old 02-25-2013, 07:05 AM   #27
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I looked at those areas (yes, even Canarsie, which was crap) before I moved to Brooklyn... and every now and then I look at real estate around town, just for kicks. The main reason I think those areas aren't mentioned is the commute to Manhattan sucks. Most jobs in NYC are in Manhattan (esp. if you are moving from another state). Mill Basin is nice, but it's not cheap, and if you want to take public trans to get to Manhattan... good luck. Your commute would be quicker from towns 50 miles into NJ.
Speaking of Sandy... I rode over to Gerritsen during the last snowstorm, and there is a lot of Sandy damage still being addressed. The military guys are STILL handing out food/supplies and whatnot.

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Old 02-25-2013, 09:22 AM   #28
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To the OP, if you really get jammed up and end bringing the bike with no plan for its storage, I have a shop out on eastern Long Island (Quogue) I would offer temporary storage (90 days?) until you got shite figured out.

The shop does double duty as my HVAC sheet metal shop and nearly all of my riding crew's dual sport storage/workspace. It is getting tight in there, but I could make it happen.

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Old 02-25-2013, 10:36 AM   #30
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i think bushwick is up and coming, but only the parts closer to williamsburg though i still wouldn't live there. Hell, i've seen a lot of newbies to the city living in bed-sty. greenpoint is becoming more hip too, take it from me, i'm a hip 23 year old
you don't wear a handlebar mustache do you?? Isn't there an area called clinton hill now thats getting better/is better? My brother was looking to buy a rental property over there I think.
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