Beautiful Key West!
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Tracey

Wickford, UK

#1 Sep 29, 2008
Really makes you want to visit...... what an eyesore in such a beautiful place
LMAO

United States

#2 Sep 29, 2008
It's one of the realities of KW that the brochures don't show.

On the upsdie you could fit 25 illegals in that house.
Tracey

Wickford, UK

#3 Sep 29, 2008
Lol, only worth doing if they cant get out
Just a thought

United States

#4 Sep 30, 2008
The upside is it looks like someone evicted the trash that used to live in that house
LMAO

Miami, FL

#5 Sep 30, 2008
Just a thought wrote:
The upside is it looks like someone evicted the trash that used to live in that house
Yea but not all the trash that surrounds it. ;-)
The Real Story

Washington, DC

#6 Oct 1, 2008
That is an original Conch shotgun house, probably built by Bahamian immigrants. Some of us actually respect the history of this island.

I guess if it was replaced by a Margaritaville, you tourons would be happy.
LMAO

Miami, FL

#7 Oct 1, 2008
Considering I'm not a "touron", just a Conch, that house is/was a crack house located on Petronia St. for as long as I can remember. In fact Petronia St.(the 200 block) is the hub of most of the drug dealers, crack whores and more in Key West.

Hell yes, let's preserve that history.

How's that for 'The Real Story'.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#8 Oct 1, 2008
The Real Story wrote:
That is an original Conch shotgun house, probably built by Bahamian immigrants. Some of us actually respect the history of this island.
I guess if it was replaced by a Margaritaville, you tourons would be happy.
Here! Here! A house's history is not based on the users. It's history is connected with why it was built, by whom and WHEN. The house did not commit a crime, the people who lived there did. This home needs to be restored not torn down and it is a part of what makes KW a magical place to be rather than a tourist trap.
Santiago

Miami, FL

#9 Oct 1, 2008
Libarian wrote:
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KW a magical place to be rather than a tourist trap.
You're kidding right? Key West is one of the worst tourists traps in Florida!

It was magical before the influx of tourists and illegal aliens.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#10 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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You're kidding right? Key West is one of the worst tourists traps in Florida!
It was magical before the influx of tourists and illegal aliens.
There are still pieces of beauty and magic on the island. I live in colo.- we have our share of tourism. Duval street is the pits but it's still there and it should be maintained where possible.
The Real Story

Washington, DC

#11 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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You're kidding right? Key West is one of the worst tourists traps in Florida!
No, Duval St is one of the worst tourist traps in Florida. That's why I do not like when people bitch about the less than attractive houses away from Duval. Some of us don't want our history bulldozed for tacky tourists destinations.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#12 Oct 1, 2008
The Real Story wrote:
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No, Duval St is one of the worst tourist traps in Florida. That's why I do not like when people bitch about the less than attractive houses away from Duval. Some of us don't want our history bulldozed for tacky tourists destinations.
I reread my sentence and it should say-- Duval street is the pits- but the magic is still there in KEY WEST and should be maintained. I'm with you!
Santiago

Miami, FL

#13 Oct 1, 2008
The Real Story wrote:
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No, Duval St is one of the worst tourist traps in Florida. That's why I do not like when people bitch about the less than attractive houses away from Duval. Some of us don't want our history bulldozed for tacky tourists destinations.
I'm third generation. The island is crap.

You think the Spottswood Beachside mausoleum isn't a tourist trap?

Yea head down to the end of Simonton. One end is a beach full of dirtbags, the other is nothing but million dollar condos.

Where was all your bravado when they tore down Atlantic Shores, Houseboat Row or Jabour's Trailer park? The Salt Ponds were environmentally protected until all the big spenders came to town. Now it's replaced by the Ocean Walk slums, the Double Tree death hotel and more.

I'm not saying tear down the crack houses on Petronia, just find somebody to enforce the law and clean up the ghetto.

Actually find somebody that's willing to stop all the development of Key West Disney Island. The pretty houses and what character is left will never be safe as long as the greedy developers continue.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#14 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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I'm third generation. The island is crap.
You think the Spottswood Beachside mausoleum isn't a tourist trap?
Yea head down to the end of Simonton. One end is a beach full of dirtbags, the other is nothing but million dollar condos.
Where was all your bravado when they tore down Atlantic Shores, Houseboat Row or Jabour's Trailer park? The Salt Ponds were environmentally protected until all the big spenders came to town. Now it's replaced by the Ocean Walk slums, the Double Tree death hotel and more.
I'm not saying tear down the crack houses on Petronia, just find somebody to enforce the law and clean up the ghetto.
Actually find somebody that's willing to stop all the development of Key West Disney Island. The pretty houses and what character is left will never be safe as long as the greedy developers continue.
It sounds like you might have been around to change some of that... who were you voting for? I wish Key West's main business was not bound up in the tourism industry but it's the people who voted for the politicians who allowed that stuff to happen that are to blame. You can't vote them in and then blame them for what happened. If the voters don't KNOW what their politicians are going to do then they are an undereducated populace and should not be voting.
Santiago

Miami, FL

#15 Oct 1, 2008
Libarian wrote:
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It sounds like you might have been around to change some of that... who were you voting for? I wish Key West's main business was not bound up in the tourism industry but it's the people who voted for the politicians who allowed that stuff to happen that are to blame. You can't vote them in and then blame them for what happened. If the voters don't KNOW what their politicians are going to do then they are an undereducated populace and should not be voting.
You outside armchair critics just kill me. You have no idea what really goes on here. Oh boy, you visited here so now you're an insulting expert.

Yea we uneducated folks vote but that doesn't stop the Bubbas from doing what they want with enough bribes.

Do you honestly believe that voting will keep the Spottswood's from building their "convention center"? Do you think voting would have stopped Pritam Singh from his out of control developing? Do you even know who those people are? Doubtful.

Yep old Pritam bought the Truman Annex with lots of promises, now it's an exclusive gated community .... less all those promises ....... and the ball keeps rolling.

Sweetie, you grease the right hand here and you can do what you want .... votes or not.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#16 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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You outside armchair critics just kill me. You have no idea what really goes on here. Oh boy, you visited here so now you're an insulting expert.
Yea we uneducated folks vote but that doesn't stop the Bubbas from doing what they want with enough bribes.
Do you honestly believe that voting will keep the Spottswood's from building their "convention center"? Do you think voting would have stopped Pritam Singh from his out of control developing? Do you even know who those people are? Doubtful.
Yep old Pritam bought the Truman Annex with lots of promises, now it's an exclusive gated community .... less all those promises ....... and the ball keeps rolling.
Sweetie, you grease the right hand here and you can do what you want .... votes or not.
I think I am an American and we run the whole country this way... We vote in politicians without knowing or without caring what they stand for- or who they are going to sell out to-- because we would feel comfortable sharing a beer with them! or because they take a stand against abortion or gay marriage... they'll fix people in the bedrooms but they will certainly look the other way when it comes to jobs and a city's culture and history. We, all of us, vote in republicans and democrats who change the regulation that could stop that kind of building and stop the bribery- or at least they could put in judges who are going to actually punish those who engage in those criminal practices

- do you really think that is unique to KW!!!

The same is true here! Denver is nothing like it used to be. But I am capable of seeing that I was not as aware as I needed to be of what the current mayor would do- I blindly voted for him without looking into his ideology- that he would happily support gentrification and overbuilding. I do not judge just the citizens of KW- I judge all of us, myself included for selling out and not educating myself enough on what the politicians were really going to do in my back yard.

“I'm so happy it's happy hour”

Since: Sep 08

Anywhere but here

#17 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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Actually find somebody that's willing to stop all the development of Key West Disney Island. The pretty houses and what character is left will never be safe as long as the greedy developers continue.
I guess conchs aren't the rebels they think they are-- just greedy sods like the rest of the mainlanders
Santiago

Miami, FL

#18 Oct 1, 2008
You think you're an American?

Great speech but it doesn't fly here. When you live here then your insight might be welcome ..... if you have enough $$$$$$$$$$
Santiago

Miami, FL

#19 Oct 1, 2008
Libarian wrote:
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I guess conchs aren't the rebels they think they are-- just greedy sods like the rest of the mainlanders
Put out the joint and turn off the Buffett music.

You're a typical mainlander with your insults.
Cayo Hueso

AOL

#20 Oct 1, 2008
Santiago wrote:
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Where was all your bravado when they tore down Atlantic Shores, Houseboat Row or Jabour's Trailer park? The Salt Ponds were environmentally protected until all the big spenders came to town. Now it's replaced by the Ocean Walk slums, the Double Tree death hotel and more.
Cool your jets Santiago.

Your anger is directed at the wrong people here. Why are you yelling at the posters who are agreeing with you? Maybe I missed something, but Real Story and Libarian both posted that they did not like the destruction of history.

I don't think there's anyone in Key West, other than greedy developers and corrupt politicians that supported the tearing down of Key West landmarks or developing the salt ponds.

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