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Old Posted Feb 7, 2018, 4:08 AM
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I agree that North Philly is not a ghetto slum, and even the poorest parts of some of the most rapidly advancing in the City (take Fairhill). Also agree that Jersey City and Harlem are comparable.

Originally Posted by hammersklavier View Post
Your "ghetto slum" is one of the most rapidly redeveloping parts of the city. Brewerytown, Francisville, Old Kensington, Norris Square are all part of lower North Philly.

And yes, Jersey City is comparable to Harlem. Times change. The underlying dynamic guides how they change.
You're making the mistake of only looking at the surface-level incentive-driven investments while ignoring what else is going on. Also I have no idea what you're referring to with your KOZ line -- as I just pointed out, the relevant comparable in terms of neighborhoods are seeing a ton of private investment. Camden is nearing (is perhaps at) a tipping point where private investment becomes viable in parts of the city like Cooper Lanning.

You two could not be more dead wrong.