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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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JCBORN wrote:
This isn't the first time the homeowners are being hurt. I don't think the city cares. It's all political. Whoever gets them more votes. Renters vs. Landlords. Obviously, there are more tenants than owners/landlords in JC.

How many people sit on the board working on this ordinance? What percentage of them are landlords? I don't feel they are represented well.

At least the bad airbnb tenants are just short-term. Many landlords are stuck with nightmare tenants who are in the apartment for years.


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I was at a meeting where a city employee stated they were getting calls from residents about Airbnb guests. They accuse the guests of getting high from pot and acting loud. But isn't that what Fulop wants for JC? Fulop is pushing recreational marijuana. I see both sides but the real issue is - Fulop pushed this Airbnb and now the homeowners who made these investments are being hurt.


There are many threads on Nextdoor.com about this - the board the city convened for the purpose of getting input on the ordinance were disproportionately white, wealthy brownstone owners and a member of the hotel lobby. No renters sat on the board. Literally, a member of the hotel lobby helped to draft this legislation. It's a festering piece of NIMBY garbage.

Posted on: 10/15 2:02
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Re: JC’s loss is Rutgers’ gain: Dormant museum collection 'gifted’ to state university
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To lose any cultural institution is a sad reality, but I don’t recall the museum to hold anything that interesting (to me). Even the contemporary art was mediocre. But, I’m not an artist and don’t really know much about art appreciation.


Sad that building is likely to become another medical office. It’s in the perfect location and size for a desperately needed supermarket. Even a brewery would work well there. I’m sure the VVPA is content to let it sit vacant however.

Posted on: 10/14 18:11
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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I don't have a dog in this fight (I don't do AirBnB). My main concern is the creeping micro-management of property owners by the city. I am a cynic who believes politicians are on the whole, bought and paid for. I don't think for a minute "quality of life" was the motivating factor. The city was fine getting millions from AirBnB until someone I suspect from some lobbying group offered $$$ in campaign contributions (or other forms of compensation) to do a 180 and get rid of AirBnB.


I suspect this is what happened as well. A bunch of well heeled NIMBYs complained to James Solomon initially. Once the hotel unions smelled blood in the water, I bet they swooped in with campaign contributions. Hell, I bet the mayor, as well as James, who scraped by his own election by only 150 or so votes, got promised a nice get out the vote machine in exchange for eliminating their biggest source of competition.

When you run on a vague platform of anti-development and NIMBYism, this was a no brainer. You get to look like you're doing *something* and you get to curry favor from a traditional Democratic constituency (unions) for future runs. Wouldn't surprise me if he's already laying the groundwork for his own mayoral run. All this dude has done is slap restriction after restriction and fees on homeowners and businesses since he took office. He seems to listen exclusively to the NAs and has no understanding of economics or collateral damage these sorts of policies cause.

I hope to god the No vote wins on this. I suspect it may as the original recall petition got something like 8,000 signatures and it results in a huge loss of political capital for this moron.

Posted on: 10/3 2:47
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The sad thing is that with AirBnB regulated out of existence, rents won't be reduced by much, if at all. As long as multi-family buildings are torn down and replaced with Bayonne boxes, the rent market will continue to face shortages (at least until the next recession).

What will be lost is the revenue paid to the city by AirBnB. Wasn't it around $9mil a year?


You know what else is lost? Party goers coming and going at all hours of the night. The feeling of insecurity you have when strangers are constantly in your building. Having to become the de facto concierge for out of towners. There is a true quality of life issue here.


What nonsense. Any of the issues complained about here can also occur with long term tenants and owners. Future, Airbnb tourists aren’t putting kids into the school system and draining resources and they’re not taking up peoples precious parking, they’re either using ride share or public transit.

Let’s also not forget that this entire initiative was started by wealthy VVPA NIMBYs that didn’t like seeing people with roller suitcases on their block and feel they should restrict property rights for the entire city based on one incident.

Posted on: 10/2 18:06
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Re: Jersey City Residents Say Chaotic Bike Lanes Send Cyclists The Wrong Way In Front Of A School, Churc
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Yes, I have and as you know this plan is in NYC. The NYC firefighters do not like this plan because it contributes to delays. http://www.newgeography.com/content/0 ... HWboh6a7pbg6_f1J3CczuHgro


But wait, I thought Yvonne refused to patronize downtown JC because it would require her to pay for parking, which she believes she is always entitled to get for free?

At least this means she’s probability conceded the war to preserve and build more parking lots. Most likely someone told her that only LGBT people use bike lanes and that’s why they’re now the new object of her ire.

Posted on: 9/30 22:59
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Re: Jersey City Residents Say Chaotic Bike Lanes Send Cyclists The Wrong Way In Front Of A School, Churc
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135jc wrote:
A car stuck in traffic will pollute much more than one moving. Someone needs to get that info to Fulop.


I believe at the meeting, the goal is to have 140/190 of the total miles of road in Jersey City with bike lanes.

Unfortunately for Yvonne and the other NIMBY oldsters:

“The reality is we had 60 public meetings, 60. Not something that happened overnight,” Fulop said.

That said, the mayor says nothing is final. Parking issues and more can be adjusted, but the bike lanes will remain as part of a citywide initiative.

The mayor says new traffic patterns are part of a greater push to encourage residents to take public transportation or give biking a try to help reduce congestion.


So doesn't look like they're going anywhere. Maybe you guys could get Boggiano to run for mayor on a platform of ripping them all out, if he can even stay awake long enough.

Posted on: 9/27 2:37
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Re: Another top honor for JC - worse city to drive
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Yvonne, have you been to any of the “best” cities on that list? They don’t have PATH or NJT or anything near the transit system we have here. For all the troubles and all the complaints we rightfully make about transit around here, it is better than 95% of the rest of the country.


The entire meeting was put together by that senile buffoon Boggiano at the behest of Yvonne with almost no notice and was stacked with her hand picked bike lane opponents. She was of course regurgitating her lies. Thankfully the mayor has said they're already not going anywhere and even more will be installed, so her NIMBY powers are useless. Yvonne is simply going into snowflake mode and can't accept she lives in a changing city.

Posted on: 9/26 2:03
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Re: New Bike Lane !!
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Passing Montgomery st during rush hr it was grid locked. With only one lane heading east now cars were backed up behind cars trying to enter Edison fast park. There is no longer a second lane to allow traffic to pass any obstruction. Looking west Montgomery was also grid locked for as far as I could see. Can anyone explain why 3 bike lanes in each direction for a total of 6 is needed? Any green benefit is surely off set by hundreds of idling cars polluting the air.


Here's an easy way to solve that - get rid of the all the street parking on that block. Why does the city need to provide parking when there are parking lots all up and down that street?

Posted on: 9/6 15:47
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Re: One of N.J.'s trendiest Asian restaurants has closed its doors
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If this new place is looking to draw it's clientele from NYC, then they should stay in NYC. Who needs them here?


Shouldn't a city that's going through a financial crisis and is increasingly forced to raise taxes be accepting of anybody that wants to come here and spend money and contribute to the local economy? If you want to live in some insular community, there are plenty of shit suburbs in NJ where you'll never have to worry about anyone coming to visit.

Posted on: 8/27 1:28
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Re: New Tax Rate is Insane!
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When will people realize this is what you get when you vote Democrats in? If taxes are not enough, add to that the ban on plastic bags (all in the name of the "climate change" scam and Sanctuary Cities

Yep, keep voting and get what you are asking for


When will people realize this is because NIMBY idiots that don’t understand a thing about economics keep railing against density and commercial space?

Posted on: 8/20 15:04
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Yvonne wrote:
Airbnb are running commercials on cable tv, so this fight is not over.


The city council candidate you yourself pushed because of his empty platitudes on abatements and development is responsible for this terrible ordinance.

Posted on: 8/15 1:36
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Re: Bye bye, Barcade?
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does that building hold no historic significance? we're a block away, and can't change our stoop railing, per rules. how can corporations just tear down these old beauties?


They're not in a historic preservation district, but in the Newark Ave Downtown Redevelopment Plan Zone (would have to look that up to see what you're allowed to do there)

They're on the Planning Board agenda for Aug 13. The agenda says "Multi-phase proposed project retains Newark Avenue and Barrow Street (partial) facades in accordance with bonus provisions of the redevelopment plan to construct a 7-story mixed use building with 51 residential dwelling units and 11,967 sf of retail space.
Deviations: Minimum Rooftop Amenity Space, Prohibited facade materials, Minimum floor to ceiling heights - upper floors, Minimum floor to ceiling heights - ground floor, Minimum building stepbacks, Maximum stories"

Sounds like they want to cram in a few more units than allowed. If you feel strongly about it, reach out to Matt Ward in City Planning or go to the Planning Board meeting.


Per this article, https://jerseydigs.com/barcade-propose ... ewark-avenue-jersey-city/ it sounds like they're going to preserve and reuse the historic facade for the front of the building and that dollar store being obliterated is no huge loss.

However, it seems like the overall retail footprint is going to be greatly reduced as I don't think the combined dance studio/Barcade/Dollar Store is anywhere close to 12k square feet.

The NAs will do their usual whining and grandstanding over the residential density and parking, completely ignoring the retail factor, per usual of course.

Posted on: 8/7 22:30
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Re: The Top 28 Breakfast and Brunch Spots in Jersey City and Hoboken
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Who the heck doesn’t include the Brownstone and instead adds a corporate place like Turning Point, or a lousy one like Greek From Greece (and I say that as a Greek).

The writer of that article has no taste.


Have you been to The Brownstone lately? It has gone drastically downhill over the last couple of years.


Agree. I came down with a nasty case of stomach flu the day after I ate there. The hours are reduced and the service has gotten much worse. Prices aren't even a bargain anymore either, you can get a much better burger at Left Bank or a better sandwich anywhere else for the same amount.

Posted on: 7/31 1:27
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Re: McLaughlin Funeral Home sold their parking lot.
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JCBORN wrote:
I heard the old funeral home on Brunswick St. is presenting new plans. 4 story mixed-use with 26 residential units and commercial space on the ground floor. There will be no parking. The hearing is next week.


Ho ho ho, this one is rich. The "Build Nothing, Nowhere, EVER" NIMBYs that run the VNA decided to sue the city for approviing this project that was originally going to provide because they didn't like one extra floor of units (that was going to be setback from the street anyway). The developer then decided to go the path of least resistance and build as-of-right, which to the horror of the parking NIMBYs in the neighborhood, included retail instead of parking.

So now half the neighborhood is up in arms at the self-appointed idiots that run the VNA because of this lack of parking. Hopefully this is the start of a NIMBY civil war in the VNA and they'll be too paralyzed to initiate their pointless lawsuits in the future.

Posted on: 7/16 1:47
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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HeightsNative wrote:
She isn’t defending it, ya moron. She’s suing hownif we had more parking people wouldn’t do this nonsense.

The only sick obsession here is yours with Yvonne.

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If the city would create municipal garages throughout this city, you would not see citizens turning on each other. When I record a neighborhood meeting the same issue comes up. The need for more parking.


Of course Yvonne with her sick parking fetish is defending illegal behavior. Rules and regulations apparently shouldn’t apply when it comes to almighty private parking.


Saying "People wouldn't need to resort to this if only the city blah blah PARKING!" is 100% a rationalization and justification for this behavior. It wouldn't matter if there were a municipal lot on every block, Yvonne and her NAs would whine about the cost and having to trudge a whole 500 feet to get their vehicle.

People like the neighbor in this post and 135jc feel they're entitled enough to have their own private parking and that rules shouldn't apply to them, just like this POS here: https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/n ... hg6s2k72he6nge-story.html

Posted on: 7/14 15:35
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Re: Neighbor illegaly paved over front yard for parking
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Yvonne wrote:
If the city would create municipal garages throughout this city, you would not see citizens turning on each other. When I record a neighborhood meeting the same issue comes up. The need for more parking.


Of course Yvonne with her sick parking fetish is defending illegal behavior. Rules and regulations apparently shouldn’t apply when it comes to almighty private parking.

Posted on: 7/14 1:30
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Re: Port Authority announces plan to increase PATH capacity, reduce delays
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JCGuys wrote:
To all the dumb shits that complain about Jersey City's resurgence by saying they shouldnt allow new development because the PATH train is overcrowded. Look at the results...

As I always knew, the new developments has forced PATH train service to being improved with more trains, better frequency, and a 40% increase in capacity to accommodate the new comers. This would have never happened had Jersey City was still in decline.

Now gotta find the idiota that encourage people to contact the PATH director on linkedin. Nope. It was the crisis created by the new development that forced the improvements. Not your DM.


It doesn’t matter what infrastructure actually gets built - the NAs have an endless reason to oppose any building or change in JC. Most likely they’ll go back to their old trope of complaining in about parking.

Posted on: 6/21 23:51
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Re: Dixon Leasing renovated Fulop's Ogden home for free.
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At this point I'm not a huge Fulop fan, but your headline is fully slander/fake news. At no point in the linked article is it even alleged Fulop did not pay for the renovation. They merely state they don't know who paid what to whom when.


It figures that the NIMBY loser that wrote this article is one of Yvonne’s main allies and serves as a news source for every crank on the NA boards.

Posted on: 6/18 23:23
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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HeightsNative wrote:
Dude, give the Yvonne obsession a f'n break already, it's pathetic and obnoxious.

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Y'all homophobes are a trip man.
"teach LGBT history" - what do you think this is going to consist of? It's going to be one page in a 400 page text book and a ten minute discussion about civil rights for all and the Stonewall Riots. Maybe one question on a test or quiz. None of your kids will "turn" gay if they weren't already.


If you are right, that is a perfectly fine thing and perhaps this whole headline is just a grab for points with the base. Perfectly reasonable people would (or, should) be OK with what you expect. I think some people's reactions are based on the lack of information as to what all of this means, or what to expect. With some, like the Yvonnes of the world, there is nothing that would be acceptable to them.


Most likely it will be taught in history classes, in the same vein as the civil rights era in the 60s. I bet Yvonne's parents were complaining about "the black agenda" back in the 60s, too.


LOL. It's fun to see her snowflake minions get so easily triggered.

Posted on: 6/10 21:35
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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Y'all homophobes are a trip man.
"teach LGBT history" - what do you think this is going to consist of? It's going to be one page in a 400 page text book and a ten minute discussion about civil rights for all and the Stonewall Riots. Maybe one question on a test or quiz. None of your kids will "turn" gay if they weren't already.


If you are right, that is a perfectly fine thing and perhaps this whole headline is just a grab for points with the base. Perfectly reasonable people would (or, should) be OK with what you expect. I think some people's reactions are based on the lack of information as to what all of this means, or what to expect. With some, like the Yvonnes of the world, there is nothing that would be acceptable to them.


Most likely it will be taught in history classes, in the same vein as the civil rights era in the 60s. I bet Yvonne's parents were complaining about "the black agenda" back in the 60s, too.

Posted on: 6/10 19:59
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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Wouldn't it be hilarious to see the reaction from Yvonne and her minions if openly gay Pete Buttigieg one day got elected president? All the bigots and homophobes like her would have to move to Russia or risk their heads exploding.


you sound like a wounded animal. LOL


LOL. The only "wounded animals" here are the losers on this forum that are lashing out because they can't accept change.

Posted on: 6/9 13:10
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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To those of you who have a problem with this, please explain why teaching of any real history is a problem for you. And specifically why you have a problem with the LGBT community. Perhaps if you're open and honest, we can understand your motivations.

It shouldn't matter who you love, as long as you love.


Exactly - even if you're a nutjob like Yvonne who believes this "gay agenda" nonsense, almost everybody has a family member, friend, co-worker or acquaintance that's gay. We already teach about Islam in schools via comparative religion, the civil rights movement, etc.

Posted on: 6/7 21:39
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Re: New Jersey to require schools to teach LGBT history
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Wouldn't it be hilarious to see the reaction from Yvonne and her minions if openly gay Pete Buttigieg one day got elected president? All the bigots and homophobes like her would have to move to Russia or risk their heads exploding.

Posted on: 6/7 19:46
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Re: IMPORTANT NEIGHBORHOOD DEVELOPMENT MEETING (The Heights)
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Yvonne wrote:
Every meeting I have taped, disagree with you bike lane, they want parking. It is the reason why hundreds of people came out to speak against 107 New York Avenue.


Imagine what quality of life in this city could look like if these worthless groups put at least 1/4 of the effort they put into suing developers over variances and screaming for parking into things like pedestrian safety, better city services, literally anything?

Posted on: 5/31 16:50
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Re: Gentrification coming way too fast in Jersey City neighborhood | Opinion
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More NIMBY garbage. Fuck developers, let's keep that part of JC looking like a shithole. The grammar in this article is so bad, it could have been written by Yvonne. This dude was on the city council? Looks like his idea were so terrible his district ran him out of office and thank god they did. Hopefully the citizens of Ward E run the equally terrible James Solomon out of office.

Posted on: 5/14 23:37
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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To the surprise of nobody, the NA's aren't lifting a finger to inform homeowners in their areas about this, nor are they putting out any statements about it. If someone were attempting to build 1 more apartment or 1 less parking spot than the prescribed zoning, there'd be instant lawsuits, but they seem to be totally cool with their homeowners getting fucked over. I wonder what the mayor promised their board members to secure their silence.

Posted on: 5/7 0:35
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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The mayor is apparently for this, so it would stand to reason the Queen NIMBY Yvonne would be 100% against and rallying her minions. Why is she silent on this issue since she’s always the one yammering about property rights? Did the hotel unions pay her off too?

Posted on: 4/25 19:24
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Re: End of AirBnB in Jersey City?
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Wait. I remember when Fulop was rolling out the unregulated red carpet for AirBnB in Jersey City. What happened?


This reeks of NIMBYism and I bet more than a couple of the NAs are pushing for this garbage. It wouldn't surprise me if Yvonne were coordinating this to a degree, too.

Posted on: 4/25 0:12
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Re: $2M state funding for Grand Street redevelopment
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Sounds like we will loose a whole row of parking on one side.


Thank god we’re getting funding from the state. Because parking is being eliminated, Yvonne and the NA would ordinarily never allow it to move forward, but if the money is already there, less chance they could stop it.

Posted on: 4/13 23:04
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Re: A little history for those who weren't here back when:
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I think the "slum clearance" that took down the south part of the Village which is where Ferris High School and the other school is and then the mudhuts and the projects accross from St. Bridgets also impacted the neighborhood in a very negative manner.


All the mud hut blocks are an inefficient waste of space and an eyesore. They should all be torn down and turned into higher density, mixed-income housing with new commercial spaces.

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