Why is Lindenhurst such a SLUM......?

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Mark Whitmore

Massapequa Park, NY

#1 Mar 19, 2012
I dont understand whats with the Lindenhurst Chamber of commerce. You drive thru Copaigue to get to West Babylon on Montauk Hwy and both towns are beautiful with modern new buildings and shops but in between is Lindenhurst where more then half of the businesses are OUT OF BIZ and stores are all FOR RENT. The ones that are still in biz are all broken down crappy structures.... HOW ABOUT a little revitalization??????
Razor123

West Babylon, NY

#2 Mar 19, 2012
You might not want to use the word "Slum". Nothing to do with what your talking about.

The thing is that Lindenhurst on Montauk Hwy has a lot of small businesses while West Bab has a lot of major commercial businesses on Montauk Hwy. it's the economy and it's showing everywhere.
Mark Whitmore

North Babylon, NY

#3 Mar 20, 2012
QUOTE wRazor123 "You might not want to use the word "Slum". Nothing to do with what your talking about."

SLUM a thickly populated, run-down, squalid part of a city.
Ya I think it fits exactly.
What YOUR saying makes no sense. YOU say its he economy yet my post was comparing Lindenhurst to its surrounding towns that are flourishing....
There are many small businesses doing well in those other towns.
Razor123

West Babylon, NY

#4 Mar 23, 2012
Mark Whitmore wrote:
QUOTE wRazor123 "You might not want to use the word "Slum". Nothing to do with what your talking about."
SLUM a thickly populated, run-down, squalid part of a city.
Ya I think it fits exactly.
What YOUR saying makes no sense. YOU say its he economy yet my post was comparing Lindenhurst to its surrounding towns that are flourishing....
There are many small businesses doing well in those other towns.
What city is Lindenhurst part of?
There maybe closed businesses but it is not "squalid". Wanna see "squalid"? Drive down Dixon Avenue in Copiague. Copiague is NOT flourishing. What it has on Montauk Hwy is to counterpart what it lacks on Sunrise Hwy and its below average school district.
West Babylon is fluorishing, yes, I will not disagree, but because it has many BIG businesses and is decentralized.
1973 Lindenhurst Graduate

Frankfort, KY

#5 Jul 17, 2012
Is the Roll N Ice still in Copiague. Used to be across from the drive in?
lindy

Babylon, NY

#6 Sep 7, 2012
I think the quality of some of the people is a large part of the problem.

When you get folks that:
1. have old rusted broken vehicles and boats all over their unkempt property.
2. Don't mow, paint, maintain, clean their property

Then you get lowered desirability so when new folks move in they are ok with the above because thats how they found it. Now you the folks that are perfectly ok with the above and add to that

1. Don't work, don't pay their taxes, collect welfare, have substance abuse problems or sell substances for a living and to fund their own use.
2. Don't watch their kids, their language, their manners, how they look or smell (mind you this is not everyone of course, but these types move in)

So what happens now is you have a lower class element living there and the properties begin to deteriorate. There isn't as much money as before, not only because of the economy but because the area has changed to a different type of resident. Local stores will begin to close (they have been fr some time now) and nothing that reopens stays so eventually the commercial properties get run down as well. No one will rent them now and due to lack of rent the landlord cannot fix them. Who will buy them in a depressed area? Not many.

So to me, it is not quite a ghetto or slum because it is not overly populated it is more a depressed lower class area. It's a shame, it could be a nice area, but now many of the properties are just too far gone. Oh, and this really, truly has nothing to do with color, the areas I concentrated on are all south and pretty much all white, so don't blame race, this is just a low class segment.
Sourdondeckhmu

Lindenhurst, NY

#7 Sep 8, 2012
Mark Whitmore wrote:
I dont understand whats with the Lindenhurst Chamber of commerce. You drive thru Copaigue to get to West Babylon on Montauk Hwy and both towns are beautiful with modern new buildings and shops but in between is Lindenhurst where more then half of the businesses are OUT OF BIZ and stores are all FOR RENT. The ones that are still in biz are all broken down crappy structures.... HOW ABOUT a little revitalization??????
You might wana go on sunrise highway n drive thru west babylon, then to lindenhurst n see how nice lindy looks idk why u think lindy is ghetto ur crazy
Sourdondeckhmu

Lindenhurst, NY

#8 Sep 8, 2012
Razor123 wrote:
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What city is Lindenhurst part of?
There maybe closed businesses but it is not "squalid". Wanna see "squalid"? Drive down Dixon Avenue in Copiague. Copiague is NOT flourishing. What it has on Montauk Hwy is to counterpart what it lacks on Sunrise Hwy and its below average school district.
West Babylon is fluorishing, yes, I will not disagree, but because it has many BIG businesses and is decentralized.
How is west bab flourishing drive on 109,sunrise,little east neck, the only part thts nice is on montauk but even has shitty areas like where the south bay movies are

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