August 20th, 2013 @ 1:22 pm
[article: there goes the neighborhood]
♥ thank you for capturing my angst for out-of-state transplants in a mature way, that makes total sense. ♥
“when there is something special in this world… It shouldn’t be exploited.”
…that’s the difference between actual new yorkers and the majority of these out-of-state lemmings. we don’t exploit our neighborhoods, we enjoy them. we queens natives are not taking our neighborhoods for granted, i guess we just inadvertently and unconsciously keep them to ourselves, so that they don’t get overrun by lame people that really just try too hard, and ruin our moderately sensible ways of life.
around my ‘hood (i’ve been living in ridgewood/glendale area for 3 years now), they’re trickling in. i don’t understand why there is a need to have neighborhood pride in the sense that it needs to be exploited, discovered or pushed like “OMG no one has ever seen this land before” type of shit… when it boils down to it, it’s just another ‘hood in queens.
there are decades and decades of old school families that have been there, minding their own business, just living life. they’re ruining it for us now, and our future native generations (if any of us even choose to stay). how i feel for queens, is also how i feel for native brooklyn ‘hoods that are quiet and family oriented as well. these loud/annoying hipsters that drink/scream all night like they’re living in dorms and not apartments are annoying, there are certain ‘hoods for that…
queens isn’t a novelty, it’s not a goal for someone in ohio or iowa. i wonder wtf goes through these transplants heads, i swear.
we don’t need art galleries, we don’t need vegan this that and the other thing, or an american apparel (god, please don’t let them infiltrate!), or gourmet snobby cheese stores run by 30 yr old white men with jorts+beards, nor do we want these things. that’s what the industrial areas that are rundown and revamped are for.
what i don’t get, is that if they were trying to escape their prison-like non-accepting suburbs, why are they now looking for the suburbs? THEY SHOULD JUST GO BACK HOME (or did they just want to live that way elsewhere, wearing thick framed glasses, converse/jorts and munching on tofu?).
i feel really awful being so negative about this topic all of the time. it just really frustrates me that where i was born and raised, and should have the right to stay in and give to my future kids if i have any, is almost out of my grasps. there’s only room for it to get worse and more expensive.