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Old Posted Aug 22, 2008, 3:48 AM
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Nice pics of Kosovo.
LOL....Inner city America at its worst during the 70's - early 90's.
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Old Posted Aug 22, 2008, 4:20 AM
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Wow, it really is incredible how bad it got in many areas of the country. I don't think America ever allowed itself to admit how bad it was. Like you see old movies from the 70's, and NYC is dark and gritty, but it's still alive. Those neighborhoods are completely dead, there's no life left there.

Really is remarkable that those were saved at all.
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Nice pics of Kosovo.
It's funny - I had a distant cousin from Poland who came to visit in the early 80s, and when they got onto the Cross-Bronx after picking her up the airport, she looked around in disbelief and said "Was there a war here?" This woman (who was a survivor of the atrocities that happened in Poland during WWII) thought that it looked that bad.
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Agree NYC4life. I only spent 3 months in New York, but I loved being up in the Bronx and would have never imagined these area looking like this. The service drive off the expressway shown above still looks kinds of messy sans the tires, but I've been up and down Tremont and looks nothing like what is shown above today. It's pretty busy and lots of stores.

Although, I think a few of the addresses above might be off by a little. But they are close.

Talk about change (for the better)

This shot however:



Still looks somewhat the same. However all the buildings looks a lot cleaner and there's no trash. I hope someday the Bronx Courthouse gets renovated.

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Yeah the area and that abandon courthouse still needs a little spruce up, but thankfully is nothing like back then. The area still getting develop. As you notice from this recent photo, something is going up on the abandon lot next to it. Also a charter school suppose to go in at the abandon courthouse.


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I'm very happy to hear that. I checked on it recently and it looked a lot more polished up. I first got interested in this building when I read about it in "American Ruins"
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Regarding Redevelopment, anyone interested i did a post a while ago of "before and after" pics of Harlem, which can be seen at http://forum.skyscraperpage.com/showthread.php?t=149448
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This thread immediately reminded me of the Harlem thread. I too would love to see some contrasting shots of the Bronx.
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Brilliant shots.
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I matched up some before and after pics from the street view in google maps and found a few locations to be corrected.

176th St and Longfellow Ave
1980’s


2007


Boone Ave and Cross Bronx Expwy.
1980’s


2007


Crotona Ave and 170th
1980’s


2007


Bristow St and E170 St
1980’s


2007


Frankin Ave. and Jefferson Pl.
1980’s


2007


Crotona Park South and Fulton Ave
1980’s


2007


Fox St. and Westchester Ave.
1980’s


2007


Westchester Ave. and Kelly St.
1980’s


2007


Triborough Bridge and 132nd St.
1980’s


2007


162nd St
1980’s


2007


Tinton Ave and 169th St
1980’s


2007


Union Ave and 149th St.
1980’s


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Minford Pl. and 172nd
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This thread is of superior quality.
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Those shots are haunting. It's amazing how many abandoned cars are littered throughout them.
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Amazing transformation. I've seen it myself over the last decade or so. Things have really changed.
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Those shots are haunting. It's amazing how many abandoned cars are littered throughout them.
People realized how walkable New York was.
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A war zone it was...
Hard to believe these pics are only 20 years old
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Wow, amazing pics all around. Thanks guys.
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That's weird seeing those houses in the city.
It's typical crappy redevelopment that most cities have seen in the last 20 years. As for single family homes in the bronx ? The north bronx actually has plenty of them, just older craftsmen homes, and what looks to be a few older mansions ?
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This thread is of superior quality.
I agree. One of the best of the year. Fascinating, and gives one hope.
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I agree. One of the best of the year. Fascinating, and gives one hope.
Wow...I agree. I go through the Bronx a lot and it sure looks like a different place than those from 70's!
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Fascinating pics...

But what's with all these tires in the streets ?
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