Gibson Train Station Development

Gibson Train Station Development

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Gio

New York, NY

#1 Mar 7, 2007
Anyone know whats being developed at the Gibson train station? Ive searched everywhere and cant find anything about it.
Nicholas

Milford, CT

#2 Apr 19, 2008
Well as far as i know. A wealthy man from the Hewlett area owns the property. There are three store fronts that have had very minimal success and have remained open for business despite the horrid conditions the grounds have been kept in. Personally I think its a travesty and a total eye sore. I live in the area and frequently take the gibson train to Manhattan and find the station to be disgusting. I have thought about taking it upon myself to photo graph the station with all of the trash that is just lying there...and doing a service to the community and picking it up. Sending the pictures to the herald and getting a little hype behind the topic.
gibson resident

New Rochelle, NY

#3 Apr 27, 2008
Wow. My post has been there for about one year. Finally someone responds. If you want some help with photographing the garbage, i'm with you. I just battled Long Island Water and Valley Stream for weeks about the mess they left on page road (rocks and pot holes). Finally, they came to clean it up and it still looks terrible. This is a great neighborhood, but the village completely ignores it. The train station has great potential, but you are right about it being disgusting. I'd be happy to go to the village and file a formal complaint. I found out that the owner of the property plans on developing condos at some point when the current leases end. The building is literally falling apart.
House Hunter

United States

#4 May 11, 2008
I am looking at a house near the Gibson Train Station. How would you grade the area?
gibson resider

Bronx, NY

#5 May 13, 2008
i actually live in Gibson and it is a great place to live... great schools and has it's own character... it is wonderful....
except for the train station....

as i am relatively new (4 yrs) i don't understand why the stores are empty.... i also don't understand why there are meters on the street with the stores.....

it is a nice town.
Gibson Resident

New York, NY

#6 May 21, 2008
I have been here for a little over one year and I love the convenience of the neighborhood. Walk to the train, tons of good places to eat, easy drive to the beach. There are also a ton of parks in the area. We also have one of the highest ranked school districts in the Country.
midnite

Lakewood, NJ

#7 May 23, 2008
I have lived in the area for 23 years, like all good neighborhoods it is starting to fall to pieces. To house hunter I would look elsewhere, I'm trying to get out but I can't get near what my house is worth. It looks like I would have to take a 50,000 loss compared to what it was worth 2 years ago, just adding my 2 cents
Proud Gibson Resident

New York, NY

#8 May 29, 2008
Its people like you that run when you see the first sign of diversity moving into a neighborhood that make property values plummet. You sir are the real cause of the "drop" in real estate values, not the “neighborhood.” If you are going to bash the neighborhood at least be up front about the real reasons that you feel the neighborhood is taking a downward turn. People of differing backgrounds and cultures scare you. The neighborhood is fine. The houses are well-kept, people are always walking around with their children and people are extremely friendly. Please explain your reason for scaring people from buying in this neighborhood. If anyone is failing this neighborhood it is the local, out of touch, ineffective government that can’t figure out how to attract business, pave the roads and clean up the streets. For the most part you have young professional people replacing the old timers like yourself who freak out when you see an Indian, Hispanic, or Black person moving into the neighborhood. Newsflash: These people probably make a lot more money than you and have a higher education. So, why don’t you sell your house for 50,000 less, force property values down even further and let somebody else move in who is not afraid of a little diversity.
gibson11581

AOL

#9 Jul 5, 2008
I moved into Gibson about 3 years ago and prior to my house purchase checked into a lot of other areas. I also attended town meeting and the gibson community meeting (which for good or bad has since disbanded). There was mention on the new condo development being erected at the station but most of the problem came from local residents not wanting a "large condo development" in their area....well, wake up , there are 3 large developments that have existed in the area for years , right along Dubois and Gibson.
I pass those "abandoned" stores almost daily and am very distraught by the shape they are left. The locals would rather have businesses in that zone which would be great but when there were businesses there none of them patronized these stores so they went out of business. Now nobody will restart a business there because of the way it looks. DO SOMETHING , IT IS REALLY KILLING THE NEIGHBORHOOD ..and not to mention the property values.
I don't think the racial diversity has had any impact on the values in the area , the block I live on has had 3 new families move in and 2 are minorities (which I thoroughly appreciate) but the dissarray of the station area and the roadways make the area look unkept and that does kill the values
OK, just my 2¢
gibson native

Staten Island, NY

#10 Jul 21, 2008
Gibson is a great neighborhood. It was a great neighborhood since it was built in the 1920's. The original builder, a man named Gibson posted a sign at the train that said: welcome to Gibson, a Christian community. All were welcome, he was using the sign to attract families, and it worked. Anyone who is a decent and hard working person fits right in. There was always talk of the neighborhood changing, and there still is. The worst changes are when the houses are left unchanged for 60 years. Any new family always improves the housing stock, and by extension the neighborhood. Those looking to stir up racial animosity will always end up alone. The many times this issue has surfaced, it gets squashed down by the decent people that call Gibson home. Again, if you are a decent person, come on down. If you are a punk or derelict, you will not be welcomed here.
native

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 28, 2008
i have lived in this town for over 35 years and can tell you its a disgrace what has become of it. to "proud gibson resident" midnight did not mention race at all in his post only you brought it up . get off your soapbox and look around the towns goin to hell black white or brown i dont care stop being blind and open your eyes . something needs to be done !
Valley Man

United States

#12 Aug 5, 2008
midnite wrote:
I have lived in the area for 23 years, like all good neighborhoods it is starting to fall to pieces. To house hunter I would look elsewhere, I'm trying to get out but I can't get near what my house is worth. It looks like I would have to take a 50,000 loss compared to what it was worth 2 years ago, just adding my 2 cents
Just Leave,who needs you
fed up

Ridgewood, NJ

#13 Aug 5, 2008
I am not an older resident and definitely not a racist however, as someone who grew up here and continues to live here, it is without a doubt different. Within the last five years I have seen 3 people mugged in broad daylight, people having sex and smoking pot in the AJH Park, and my bank has been robbed twice. Not even to mention all the shootings the last few years. These things were very infrequent happenings before. Oh did I also mention the men jerking off at the chess tables and the homeless guy that stole the downpipe of my gutter? If VS is like Mayberry to you, you must be from East New York
Former Gibson resident

Irvington, NJ

#14 Aug 25, 2008
Just curious, drove through the old hood the other day and noticed a slew of young gentlement in White dress shirts and black dress slacks and young ladies in ankle length dresses, white dress shirts and kercheifs. Are they mennonites, plymouth brethren, exclusive brethren or some other denomonation.

Missing the old neighborhood, it was and still is great.
TheTruth

Milford, CT

#15 Feb 21, 2009
Its clear that VS demise is directly linked to the exponential increase in minorities.

Now, one might argue for the minorities right to move here with "If they can afford it". But The Truth is THE CAN NOT. I've done my research, every home with a minority family with in a 5 block radius of my house has purchased their home with the help of the same kind of loans that caused this housing crisis. YES, they all really did get sub-prime mortgages. How do I know, mortgages are public information!

Oh and the best part is, two of the five houses have just gone into forclosure! Great right? They'll move out right? No they won't because their Hommie in the White House, Barack, just signed legislation that will save these people from losing their homes! They'll actually have their mortgages reduced so they can continue to drive your property values down.

I'm so happy that I sunk my 20% into a Black Hole.
imwhiteandurstup id

New York, NY

#16 Feb 26, 2009
Actually it is people like you that spread these ridiculous notions that somehow the introduction of minorities into a neighborhood equals a devaluation of homes. First of all, home values are dropping everywhere. We in the Gibson neighborhood are actually ahead of the curve in this respect as our property values have dropped less than the state and county averages. Second, when panicking white people start to buy into your ridiculous ideas, they become frantic home sellers. These people often sell there house for less than market value because they are afraid that if they wait any longer their property values will drop even more. I have lived in Gibson for over three years and am extremely happy. Do everyone a favor and stop spreading your factless hate over the internet. You are a complete moron.
GIBSON MAN 90210

Jamaica, NY

#17 May 3, 2009
Gibson is gay...you should totally try it out some time. And those blacks...the darker the berry, the higher the chance of getting food poisoning.Thats how the song goes.
Engteach111

Brooklyn, NY

#18 May 14, 2009
Proud Gibson Resident wrote:
Its people like you that run when you see the first sign of diversity moving into a neighborhood that make property values plummet. You sir are the real cause of the "drop" in real estate values, not the “neighborhood.” If you are going to bash the neighborhood at least be up front about the real reasons that you feel the neighborhood is taking a downward turn. People of differing backgrounds and cultures scare you. The neighborhood is fine. The houses are well-kept, people are always walking around with their children and people are extremely friendly. Please explain your reason for scaring people from buying in this neighborhood. If anyone is failing this neighborhood it is the local, out of touch, ineffective government that can’t figure out how to attract business, pave the roads and clean up the streets. For the most part you have young professional people replacing the old timers like yourself who freak out when you see an Indian, Hispanic, or Black person moving into the neighborhood. Newsflash: These people probably make a lot more money than you and have a higher education. So, why don’t you sell your house for 50,000 less, force property values down even further and let somebody else move in who is not afraid of a little diversity.
Just bought a house in Gibson! There is nothing wrong with a little bit of diversity. We could've bought a house wherever we wanted but instead, we chose the area due to its convenience and the school district. Don't see any reason why you should not buy here.
Engteach111

Brooklyn, NY

#19 May 14, 2009
Oh by the way... We got an amazing deal on the house :)
VS resident

Massapequa, NY

#20 Jun 26, 2009
Former Gibson resident wrote:
Just curious, drove through the old hood the other day and noticed a slew of young gentlement in White dress shirts and black dress slacks and young ladies in ankle length dresses, white dress shirts and kercheifs. Are they mennonites, plymouth brethren, exclusive brethren or some other denomonation.
Missing the old neighborhood, it was and still is great.
I think you may be talking about the Orthodox Jews. There have recently been more Orthodox Jews moving into the neighborhood. They look very similar to mennonites. I currently live in VS with my husband and 2 year old daughter, and I think it is a great place to raise a child. I truly enjoy the cultural diversity in the area, as well as learning more about other cultures. A lot of young people from many different backgrounds are moving in and we all get along very nicely. There is no reason to throw racism into this discussion, the bottom line is the train station needs an upgrade and the housing market stinks for the entire country.

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