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Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?

Posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Mon Feb 27 10:24:43 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by Edwards! on Sun Feb 26 21:20:06 2012.

Well in that case, both Bushwick and Bed-Stuy were in trouble. The thing with Ridgewood which made it different was that even though they were in Queens, since that had that crazy zip code quirk, where their mail was provided out of the Brooklyn post office, even though in Queens, was that they were beginning to be redlined like Bushwick was, as well as insurance rates went through the roof because they had a Brooklyn zip code, even though they were actually in Queens. You couldn't explain to some Insurance company or bank the weird quirk that they weren't in Brooklyn and dying like Bushwick was in the 1970's and 80's, yet shared a zip code with them.
That's why the pull was so extreme to disassociate with Bushwick and the Brooklyn side of the border. The Queens side did not have the same problem the Brooklyn one had in the 70's, yet they were being charged like they were. There was none of the arson, mass abandonment, and destruction on the Queens side of the border. NONE of it, yet they were being charged like there was. I can't blame Ridgewood for wanting to disassociate with the Brooklyn side of the border back then, they had to do what they had to do.
Thankfully that line is blurring again now, but back then the difference was extreme.


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