Ang87: Funny you mention "idiot" because Concerned Citizens, which you're a part of, routinely demonstrates the IQ Limbo dance that's just comical. There's only ONE neighborhood in Philadelphia where there's activists that protest "Yes we want to keep our neighborhood a crime-infested ****hole like it's been because that's the way we like it here" and that is Concerned Citizens of Point Breeze.
We all knew you were bonkers the second the Sidecar flyer surfaced and almost everyone in Philly went: "what tha fuuuuu". And it just gets better and better and better with CCPB.
See dear, in Kensington, we Kenzos... the new and the born-and-raised, don't go protesting in the streets to keep our neighborhood a crime-infested sh*thole and to keep out development. Kensington used to be the Workshop of the World--we were the economic engine and Philadelphia used to revolve around US. It doesn't anymore, not for 60 years.
So... when developers come to Kensington (when they're past the fear of being shot because of all the stories they've heard), we welcome them, except for Norris Square who is kinda like you in some ways, but nowhere near as nuts.
And we have racial diversity in Kensington. From a LONG time ago. And now because of the newcomers, we have income diversity too. In fact, Kensington is THE most diverse neighborhood in all of Philadelphia. Yeah we have some condos, and we got drug dealers, but we got whites, blacks, Puerto Ricans, asians, and what-zits. And we have gay, straight, and the rest of the alphabet soup.
We have old grandmas who inherited their houses for a dollar back before the neighborhood went to ****. And they still live here. And they haven't been taxed out. They don't got a mortgage to pay or they are very careful about taking out credit, if they can even get it. Being a Kenzo isn't a plus when you go to the bank.
So what's the thing about Point Breeze, WHY am I covering it? IT'S BECAUSE YOU'RE NUTS IS WHY AND EVERYONE READS THESE STORIES BECAUSE THEY KNOW YOU ARE NUTS BUT YOU WON'T RECOGNIZE.
And you never will. So what can I say? Keep calling Kenyatta and ask for this and ask for that, and I'm sure he'll deliver. All those 300 lots I'm sure the City will get right to work and get those affordable homes started---you know, like what the City said it would do last year, and the year before, and the year before that. Keep believing the empty promises.
Oh and keep trying to tell the world that OCF Realty wants to evict your grandma out of your house because he wants to put in a 3 story house 5 blocks away from her. We love to hear your leaps of logic on that one, too.