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I get the arguments for 'downsizing', but... I live in a city with a massive housing shortage where just a couple of decades ago similar proposals were made. Today, even with the housing crash, some of the neighbourhoods in question are places where a burnt out rowhouse will go for around a million bucks.
by MarekNYC on Sat Jun 13th, 2009 at 05:48:51 PM EST
True, but you live in one of the three or four most economically important cities in the world.  And, although there are plenty of people who hate New York, there's not exactly a shortage of people in the world who want to live there, especially now that it's a lot safer and much more trendy.

These other folks live in places like Gary, which ranks somewhere between Camden and the Sixth Circle of Hell in appeal.

Be nice to America. Or we'll bring democracy to your country.

by Drew J Jones (pedobear@pennstatefootball.com) on Fri Jun 19th, 2009 at 06:50:53 PM EST
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Camden is right across from Philly, don't see why it couldn't go the Jersey City, northern Manhattan route. Ditto for similar reasons for Gary. Places like Flint which aren't next to desirable urban centers with at least reasonably functional central business districts are a much more difficult case. Though some small old textile cities have done ok in NE, others not so much.
by MarekNYC on Sun Jun 21st, 2009 at 07:29:22 PM EST
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