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Do we/I complain too much?

by Prince Of Petworth May 28, 2007 at 7:43 pm 11 Comments

I was reading DCist and came across this post from their cousin site Gothamist. The post and comments debate “Old Naughty NYC Vs. Current Boring, Safe NYC”. The debate seemed truly ridiculous to me. It is almost as though they are debating out of pure boredom. Or, is it a case of being careful what you wish for?

But it hit me that we here in Petworth can easily be having this debate 5 years or so from now. I can see it so clearly. Oh, Petworth was so much better before the new condos and Starbucks etc. Hell, I can even see myself saying some of these things. But it is ridiculous, right? We obviously want to live in a safe and clean community. Or do we if the price to pay is a certain disneyfication of the neighborhood? Can we have a clean and safe community without disneyfication?

Until these questions are definitively answered, rest assured I will continue to complain, no I prefer to say, I will continue to observe…


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