AND NOW THE GHETTO MAIN DISTRICT OF LAURELTON – NO SO NICE

NY1 recently did a story on Laurelton with its nice homes (http://www.ny1.com/nyc/queens/black-history-month-2017/2017/02/21/laurelton–the-queens-community-gentrification-forgot–where-black-incomes-are-higher-than-whites.html). And while there are some very nice homes with yards there, the story did not show the main drag on Merrick Blvd, which is your typical ghetto main drag you see all over Jamaica. Mostly crappy stores, fast food joints, few nice sit-down restaurants if any, your typical store front churches, nail salons, vacant lots (with garbage), dirty delis, dirty liquor stores, cricket & metro phone stores (always found in ghetto low end places and dirty sidewalks with garbage. Let’s be real, not the kind of establishments that you find in areas that are supposed to be upper middle class and nice. So obviously this main drag is not representing this higher income and nice homes at all. SO WHAT GIVES?

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Far right, After Dark Lounge, where a few weeks ago a fight broke out that ended with a 25 year old girl being shot outside. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nyc-crime/24-year-old-woman-shot-fight-breaks-queens-bar-article-1.2973112

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2 thoughts on “AND NOW THE GHETTO MAIN DISTRICT OF LAURELTON – NO SO NICE

  1. Laurelton has gone down in recent years. Even though it is considered middle to upper class, the area does not reflect it anymore. Trash every where and crappy stores.

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