After decades of bickering, inaction,...

After decades of bickering, inaction, Sistrunk Boulevard revita...

There are 94 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Dec 31, 2007, titled After decades of bickering, inaction, Sistrunk Boulevard revita.... In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Just off Sistrunk Boulevard, a new law office has opened on Northwest Seventh Avenue.

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PePe Lepew

Hollywood, FL

#2 Dec 31, 2007
FANTASTIC! The renovation of this area is long overdue. Hopefully the revitalization of the area will entice middle class negroes to the area with the addition of a mall, arts and crafts.
thats good

Boca Raton, FL

#3 Dec 31, 2007
Maybe someday, people other than blacks may feel safe to venture into that area...maybe....someday...not quite yet...MMMAAAYYYBBBEE...someday ..........but i doubt it.
DA BARRISTER

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Dec 31, 2007
I dont have a problem going over to betty's resteraunt on sistrunk, great food, and nice people, also Bozo's over in riverside by stranahan, two great minority owned food spots, now as far as hanging out anywhere else in that area......uh...i dont think so.

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#5 Dec 31, 2007
Sistrunk Blvd Revitalization? Bwahahaha! I don't think so.
Dataperson

Eddyville, KY

#6 Dec 31, 2007
The laughing liberal wrote:
Sistrunk Blvd Revitalization? Bwahahaha! I don't think so.
That's what people used to say about Las Olas, back when I could park anywhere to go to the only place open at night (O'Hara's). In fact, Ft. Laud police used to warn us not to leave our cars there too long or they wouldn't be there when we got back. It starts slow, but all it takes is a few places where people want to go.

There was a time when you couldn't get run over on Atlantic Ave in Delray - although you could get carjacked. Now you can't find a place to park.

Redevelopment happens. It just doesn't happen as fast as development.
You Go Girl

Pompano Beach, FL

#7 Dec 31, 2007
It is wonderful to see a Black woman making a change in the Black neighborhood. I will certainly visit and enjoy the new view. Thanks Ms. Freeman! You Go Girl.
I am a business owner myself and will be seeking an office in the very near future. You have just given me hope for bringing a much needed service to such a great location.
All people will soon feel safe enough to come to the area, once they see the changes. It will certainly be great for those around the community to work within the community, hopefully; this will give them something to be proud of everyday.
I look forward to seeing a new boulevard.
God Bless!
Never let those who think they are superior get you down, keep up the good work and ignor the ignorant, racist, bums in this blog!

“Truth to Power!”

Since: Apr 07

Mount Dora, FL

#8 Dec 31, 2007
Dataperson wrote:
<quoted text>
That's what people used to say about Las Olas, back when I could park anywhere to go to the only place open at night (O'Hara's). In fact, Ft. Laud police used to warn us not to leave our cars there too long or they wouldn't be there when we got back. It starts slow, but all it takes is a few places where people want to go.
There was a time when you couldn't get run over on Atlantic Ave in Delray - although you could get carjacked. Now you can't find a place to park.
Redevelopment happens. It just doesn't happen as fast as development.
Location-Location-Location my friend.

Las Olas has intercoastal waterway homes and just blocks away from the beach. Place was screaming Eminent domain.

Atlantic Ave has near beach access too in middle of their downtown. You have to drive through it off that exit.

What location advantage does the Sistrunk location have?
CrackDealer

United States

#9 Dec 31, 2007
(Being succinct)

I remember the first time I took the bus in Ft Lauderdale.(#50)I didn't feel like driving my car.I wanted to drink,and go shopping at Saw Grass Mills.I think SUNRISE Blvd.

Well...I jumped on the "Sistrunk" bus...NO problem.(wrong bus)

I don't remember;but there was a turn around at this "Youngs Circle".(maybe wrong)

This Sistrunk area was something else...trash every where,GANG Members,Black pregnant Women with "Halter tops"on; with their fat protrusions(stomachs)!

I was disturbed... because;I bought my new condo, and wondered if I made a BIG mistake!Well...not in my particular"hood".

NAPALM THAT GRID!
Blatant Obviousness

Pompano Beach, FL

#10 Jan 1, 2008
Huh?
facts

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#11 Jan 1, 2008
good luck to all the pioneers
Morons

Boca Raton, FL

#12 Jan 1, 2008
Walking distance to the PAC?! LOL...yeah, I want to see someone park their Mercedes behind the "Deja Vu Cafe", then say, "Hey, honey, lets just walk to the show." Then walk on back at 12am when the show gets out.
On the way back they can stop at 4 corners, and pick up a loosey and a tall boy of Natty Ice.
Then pick up a tranny prostitute a few blocks west on their way back out to Weston.
bem

New Orleans, LA

#13 Jan 1, 2008
The laughing liberal wrote:
<quoted text>What location advantage does the Sistrunk location have?
None ... it will be great if they can clean it up for the sake of the good people in the area, but it will also be up to them to chase the crime out.
Bob in Boca

Boca Raton, FL

#14 Jan 1, 2008
PePe Lepew wrote:
FANTASTIC! The renovation of this area is long overdue. Hopefully the revitalization of the area will entice middle class negroes to the area with the addition of a mall, arts and crafts.
Look, Pepe, I appreciate your heart and your enthusiasm, it's a reflection of decency and we need that today.

Yet the brutal reality of Systrunk is that it continues to be a complete nightmare, even during daytime hours.

I remember finding a spent bullet (.32 round) while walking into a nearby business to visit a dear friend. I ignored the bullet at the time and on a later visit saw the same .32 round on his desk.

I asked him what he thought about this as a common occurence in the area. His response to me was "Look at the bright side, it didn't go through the building!"

You'd like the guy. Optimist all the way - LOL!

Anyway, I go through that area frequently. The police never get bored in that area. One of the more vivid incidents was when we drove by a sheriff who had pulled his gun on some "plucky fellow" who, as if in slow motion, turned to the sheriff and yelled "WHAT?!?" as if we had interupted him reading the bible or something.

We still see the groups of "yoots" walking around the neighborhood with their pants hanging down and their underwear sticking out 4-6" above the pants. They look like circus clowns. It doesn't leave me with the sense of hope and optimism some people have for the area. I mean, if you can't figure out how to put on pants, it's kind of downhill from there...

Still, let's hope they can do something. Reform and rehabilitation have to occur at a societal level. You can't just throw up a few new buildings and play the theme from "The Jeffersons" and call it quits.

Let's hope there more interest vested in the area that a few risky realty investments.

Cheers and Happy New Years!
Red

AOL

#15 Jan 1, 2008

Carlton Moore is a major racist. The Sistrunk 'redevelopment' will only prop up Carlton's resume' when he runs for County Commission this year. He is a bigot who thinks the white man is the devil.

Sistrunk is a nightmare. I pity any fool who thinks they can enjoy a night out around there or can operate a profitable business. Several pounds of wasted cash once again wasted on a clear losing proposition.
soflokid

Miami, FL

#16 Jan 1, 2008
I agree with some of the other comments about the area being trashy and ghettofied. i use to work out at the Bally on Sunrise Blvd, then run several miles in a square oi which sustruck to avenue of the arts was part of my run. while i never had any problems, primarily because i was running and it was in the middle of the day when all the crack heads were sleeping, i was solicited for freebees more than once and on the ground often saw disposed condoms and needles. most folks in that area probably dont even know who shirley chisom was (first black congressman -there is a park named after her, buit i would not take my kids to that park). location, location, location is what the area has that makes this redevelopment fesible. and, the one thing no one has mentioned, the sistruck area has more undeveloped land with New River access than any area of ft. lauderdale. that in itself will eventually make redevelopment successful, but it will also require pushing out all the ghetto folks who live there, sleep till noon every day, and think the world owes them for something that happened three generations ago. come on african americans, get your act together. quit acting like victims and blaming someone else for your situation. work together, quit victimizing and robbing, go to school, get a job, build some generational wealth and eventually, look at the jews, you will rise above what you are today.
ROHAR

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jan 1, 2008
I drove by that intersection the other day. What is going to be done about the men who lounge on indoor living room furniture on front porches and under trees in vacant lots? Is code enforcement going to come along on this 'project' or will the taxpayers see more money flushed away and squandered?
"I want black kids to see young black professionals and think they can become professionals too."
Good, then move the furniture and serve warrants on these loungers.
Good Christian

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#19 Jan 1, 2008
How dare the colored folks think that they deserve to have their street all prettied up. Jesus would be so sad to see how they soiled the good name of Dr. Sistrunk with the babies they decided to have instead of aborting them. Don't they know that these children cost us money? Everyone knows that colored peoples don't have to pay taxes so they shouldn't benefit from them.
God Bless.
Al Sharpton

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#20 Jan 1, 2008
"I want black kids to see young black professionals and think they can become professionals too," she said. "The area has to change. This can no longer be considered a low-income and blighted area. It needs mixed incomes."

Isn't that a little prejudiced? I am a white guy and had dreams of living and working in that area, buying at a bargain. Judging by this comment, will that be ok with the people there, or will they not want that? Will I get funny looks when I drive by? This is racism, no?
RuPaul

Pompano Beach, FL

#21 Jan 1, 2008
Morons wrote:
Walking distance to the PAC?! LOL...yeah, I want to see someone park their Mercedes behind the "Deja Vu Cafe", then say, "Hey, honey, lets just walk to the show." Then walk on back at 12am when the show gets out.
On the way back they can stop at 4 corners, and pick up a loosey and a tall boy of Natty Ice.
Then pick up a tranny prostitute a few blocks west on their way back out to Weston.
Yeah , yeah , yeah . But doesn't most of the TRANNYS from the tri-county area come from Weston anyways ?
Bob in Boca

Boca Raton, FL

#22 Jan 1, 2008
Good Christian wrote:
How dare the colored folks think that they deserve to have their street all prettied up. Jesus would be so sad to see how they soiled the good name of Dr. Sistrunk with the babies they decided to have instead of aborting them. Don't they know that these children cost us money? Everyone knows that colored peoples don't have to pay taxes so they shouldn't benefit from them.
God Bless.
Lovely attempt to slander Christians and other innocents.

It's a reflection of the hatred that infests your soul. How does it feel when you're alone at night? It must burn like all [email protected] Well, get used to it.

My children are half Latino and what you'd likely call "colored". They are truly wonderful and decent people who I am proud to call family. Sounds like you'd choose to persecute them because they're darker than you. Your loss and our gain because we won't have to deal with you personally and put up with your hate filled attitude.

Here's a hint: Don't look at folks for the color of their skin but the content of their character. When your hatred causes you to openly dismiss good and decent people who are part of God's infinite and beautiful variety, you've diminished yourself, your life and your potential for happiness in this life.

A good friend, a tall preta from Sao Paulo asked me once what I thought of all of the different folks we were partying with during carnaval. He thought Americans didn't like blacks, morenas and other "colored" people as you put it.

My response was "O que e um aroc-iris com so uma color" - "What is a rainbow with just one color". Guess it was the right answer. They treat me like a long lost brother every time I visit. I miss them now, they're family, but soon it will be carnaval again...

Everyone's different. Deal with it and keep the party going...people miss out on the best parts of life when they occupy themselves with petty hatred.

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