Changing neighbourhoods

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  1. steve from staten island

    steve from staten island FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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    In my other thread about the Queen I wrote about urban decay
    Here is the ave I was referring to. Years ago it was the place to shop, thats long before the malls and before the surrounding neighbourhood changed to what it is today.
    In this video is the owner of a work clothes store that was established way back when
    The owner is a person I know very well and I've shopped there for decades and still do to this very day
    There was a time I wore out two pairs of Timberlands in a year. I went thorough works clothes like crazy
    This store is the only original store on the strip today
    My wife is familiar with every store that was there at one time
    We bought our wedding bans at a jewerly store and got our first mortgage from a bank on that ave
    I hope you enjoy the video and forgive me for reminiscing like a old man
     
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    • John E Johnson

      John E Johnson Active Member

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      I remember Chicago when I kid growing up. It won't ever be the same.
       
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      • chtampa

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        Wedding bans? I want one of them!
         
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        • dadsbee

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          :lol:
           
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          • Hey-O

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            Reminiscing like a old man, I think not! I think about the way it was myself years ago and long many days for the simpler ways back then. Time ran off and left us!!
             
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            • Richard Cranium

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              You spell neighborhood like one of those Canucks.
               
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              Too bad his video isn't in colour.... :rolleyes:
               
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              • Budnicks

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                I left that urban sprawl nonsense (shithole) in 1997
                & never looked back, we're better for it too,
                the whole family is...
                Plenty of nice lil' mom & pop stores in rural America
                small businesses, the backbones of America, true middle class
                 
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                • Sahara

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                  My neighborhood is gone. My entire small town is gone, erased off the map.
                  I grew up in a town called Pine Point, up here in the southern arctic. It was a very wealthy, very prosperous mining town. Because it was owned by the mining company literally everyone there had a very high paying mining job. I think at its peak there was around 3,000 people. I moved there in 1969 as a nine year old, worked in the mine after high school. As a nineteen year old I was making probably as much as a successful lawyer. Like so many others I pissed it all away.
                  I left in ‘83, my family left in ‘85, the mine closed and the place was levelled in ‘87. Everything is gone, but the streets and mine roads are still there. So you can drive around the paved streets, the crosswalks are still painted, as well as the parking lot lines. There is nothing left taller then your knees. There is a few hundred miles of old mine roads. It’s a very popular camping spot now, people from all over come to camp and drive ATV’s there.
                  It’s an interesting story, if you google Pine Point there’s a ton of cool pix and stories. There’s a Facebook page with lots of pix, including me as a teen party animal.
                   
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                  Today, if you drive the back roads in eastern Georgia you'll run across lots of dilapidated hotels, gas stations, and other businesses that closed down after I-95 was built...started around 1965 in Georgia. Some of the buildings are overgrown with vegetation and some are collapsing.
                   
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                  • steve from staten island

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