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Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Sat Feb 25 18:30:33 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by Dupont Circle Station on Sat Feb 25 18:21:48 2012.

Ridgewood was hardly thriving in the 70s.

LOL!! Absolutely not. I lived there and it was fine.

The Germans left in large numbers and it got quite seedy west of Wyckoff.

Yes, that's called Bushwick. Wyckoff Ave is the Queens-Brooklyn Border for a large stretch.

One of my great-aunts lived on Harman between Wyckoff and Irving and the walk from DeKalb to her house had gone from relatively pleasant in the early '60s to downright scary by the mid-70s.

Wrong side of the border. Harman and Irving is already deep into Brooklyn, and thus Bushwick. For the most part, the other side of Wyckoff Ave was fine, the further you got from that border, the better. ONce on the other side of St Nicholas, people didn't even have an idea of what was going on on the Brooklyn side. If you were on the Queens side of the border, Ridgewood was absolutely strong and stayed strong.


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