2 buildings collapse in Harlem explosions

Neighbors reported smelling gas moments before huge blasts leveled two rent-controlled buildings in East Harlem, NY this morning.

168 firefighters are on the scene where two 5-story residential buildings collapsed after gas explosions between 116th and 117th Streets and Park Avenue in Harlem. The fires are still smoldering as numerous ambulances standby to transport the injured. Police report 63 injuries and at least 3 dead following the massive blasts.

The NYPD say there is no evidence of terrorism.

Two crews for Con Edison gas company are on the corner of 117 and Park attempting to shut off the gas. A Con Ed spokesman confirmed reports of a gas leak but the Con Ed crews did not arrive in time to shut the gas off.

Andrew Padilla, an independent journalist who lives nearby blamed the fires on gentrification of the neighborhood.

"Gentrification is really affecting this neighborhood in a big way, Padilla said. "When gentrification occurs, you have landlords who would really prefer to not make the repairs."

He added: "These are hundred year old buildings, and when you don't take care of them things like this will happen." It's unfortunate that it takes an explosion like this for CNN and every single other entity media under the sun to finally come to this neighborhood and care." Padilla was rudely cut off by CNN reporter Poppy Harlow, who said "We don't want to make any assumptions here."

  • Gigi26

    Gentrification is really affecting this neighborhood in a big way, Padilla said. “When gentrification occurs, you have landlords who would really prefer to not make the repairs.”

    He added: “These are hundred year old buildings, and when you don’t take care of them things like this will happen.” It’s unfortunate that it takes an explosion like this for CNN and every single other entity media under the sun to finally come to this neighborhood and care.” Padilla was rudely cut off by CNN reporter Poppy Harlow, who said “We don’t want to make any assumptions here.”
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    They don't want to hear his truth :rofl:

    Poppy don't want to lose her job so she effectively said "STFU Spanish boy"

  • Gigi26

    Damn that's like lil-Africa over there :no: them buildings are pretty old though so someone will have to explain. Could've been worse if it was during the heat of rush hour.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    That's terrible :no:

  • http://thegameonbetblog.tumblr.com/ Bird

    Rent controlled in gentrified Harlem huh? I hope the owner covered his tracks well....:coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

    :wtf:

  • luVn_liFe…

    “Gentrification is really affecting this neighborhood in a big way, Padilla said. “When gentrification occurs, you have landlords who would really prefer to not make the repairs.”
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    this is fcuked UP! I was just talking to my hubby about this, downtown Delray Beach; where it was all low income people our hole in the wall club when we were younger . . .
    Is Now experiencing this.

  • Gigi26

    Yeah Bird in some areas in Harlem they have rent controlled units :yes: Not a lot of them but you know with gentrification its a give and take. You better leave some apts for the negroes, shyt Charlie Rangel still the Rep over there and they ain't having that :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    It's two dead now, Im sure the number will rise as the day progresses
    #forShame

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    They are doing some parts of chicago like that too. :lol:

  • Gigi26

    Luvn: Gentrification is happening damn near everywhere!

    I know in DC its rampant :no: Can't find a cheaper apt unless I have a kid out of wedlock and make about 32k a year (if that, cuz that may be too high) and be on gov't assistance.

    Now all the hoodlums are being moved out to Montgomery and Prince George's counties where the crime has risen :no:

  • FashionAddict

    this is fcuked UP! I was just talking to my hubby about this, downtown Delray Beach; where it was all low income people our hole in the wall club when we were younger . . .
    Is Now experiencing this.

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    @Luvin just wanted to log into say you are so right. And what makes matters worse is that the lady who won city commission seat #4 for Delray Beach, does not even own a house or live in Delray Beach or Palm Beach County for thay matter. dern shame.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    Gentrification should happen in Detroit. That would be very interesting to watching that play out.

  • luVn_liFe…

    Now all the hoodlums are being moved out to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties where the crime has risen
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    :no:

    Downtown delray Beach on the east side of the tracks, they've always tried to maintain a certain class about it.
    Now its moving west on Atlantic ave.
    they have the Tennis CENTER and BIG DECO ARt on the side of the roads.. take one wrong turn
    them Mofos will be in the hood... WHERE. Its. like. Siberia :eek:

  • luVn_liFe…

    FashionAddict says: @Luvin just wanted to log into say you are so right. And what makes matters worse is that the lady who won city commission seat #4 for Delray Beach, does not even own a house or live in Delray Beach or Palm Beach County for thay matter. dern shame.

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    That shyte there Pisses me off, But goes back to voting. :no:

    FASHION I hadn't been there in a few Yrs, I had to go to the Delray Bch Zoning office and was like :blink: as soon as I got off 95 :huh:

  • FashionAddict

    Downtown delray Beach on the east side of the tracks, they’ve always tried to maintain a certain class about it.
    Now its moving west on Atlantic ave.
    they have the Tennis CENTER and BIG DECO ARt on the side of the roads.. take one wrong turn
    them Mofos will be in the hood… WHERE. Its. like. Siberia

    March 12, 2014 at 12:14 pm
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    @ Luvin
    And you know that they're building that hotel right off of Atlantic Ave on 9th. Girl them people going to be getting robbed left and right.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    they have the Tennis CENTER and BIG DECO ARt on the side of the roads.. take one wrong turn
    them Mofos will be in the hood… WHERE. Its. like. Siberia :eek:
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    I feel like I watched an episode of The First 48 that fits this scenario perfectly :thinking:

  • Gigi26

    Gentrification should happen in Detroit. That would be very interesting to watching that play out.
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    they'll need to bring business out there for Gentrification to happen :yes: There has to be a vested $$ interest (return on profit) to the area. Detroit i'm not sure has much at the moment. I think after their reorganization, give it about 2 or 3 years and it'll happen. They just need to bring an economy of some sort out there.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    They are saying new pipes were supposed to be installed a few months back!

  • luVn_liFe…

    FASHION
    And you know that they’re building that hotel right off of Atlantic Ave on 9th. Girl them people going to be getting robbed left and right.
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    YES! I seen that, I told my hubby are these folKs really serious putting this Hotel right here. Its Not going to be good.
    I see the still have the little corner store Right by there :eek:

  • KyCakes

    That's sad...Spike Lee was on the money...

  • Wasting time

    I pray for the dead and injured.

  • Gigi26

    Shiid Spike was dead on about Gentrification ESPECIALLY in Brooklyn. However, in Harlem? It's nothing new? They've been flipping that area since the Clinton's moved out there :yes:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I just realized the write up says TWO buildings collapsed :no:

  • FashionAddict

    luVn_liFe... says:

    YES! I seen that, I told my hubby are these folKs really serious putting this Hotel right here. Its Not going to be good.
    I see the still have the little corner store Right by there

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    yes, them people are not going to be staying there after they see how it is. It's going to wind up beeing a hooker motel. I give it about 5 years.

  • Who Dat

    They don’t want to hear his truth

    Poppy don’t want to lose her job so she effectively said “STFU Spanish boy”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    You better SAY that. :thankyou:

  • luVn_liFe…

    them people are not going to be staying there after they see how it is. It’s going to wind up beeing a hooker motel. I give it about 5 years
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    :yes: FashionAddicT

  • 2know the ledge excuses are for the weak

    Sad but there has been a white wash i.e. clean up in harlem for a while now and certains part of the old harlem are gone and more albaster friendly

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    I know in DC its rampant Can’t find a cheaper apt unless I have a kid out of wedlock and make about 32k a year (if that, cuz that may be too high) and be on gov’t assistance.
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    My old commander moved to dc in 2012 and he was SEW excited how they were doing all of that so he could live in some historic house. Showed us pictures and everything. Small ass leaning ass house. You jsut confirmed how he was saying the complexes and houses they were rebuilding (+ adding businesses) were going to be partially gov't asst. :no:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_nAbQogbMOk Buttercup

    They just need to bring an economy of some sort out there.
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    :cosign: I'm feeling very "black power" today, so I was thinking along the lines of yts rush out to Detroit and find out that they're not about that life.

  • luVn_liFe…

    I’m feeling very “black power” today, so I was thinking along the lines of yts rush out to Detroit and find out that they’re not about that life.
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    :hahaha: OHKAY,Butter! :lol:

    @fashionAddict do you rember the "DICE"\ Paradise used to be right on Atlantic?

  • Who Dat

    Seems as Andrew Padilla has been singing this song about gentrification for awhile as well...like Spike Lee. From last year:

    Andrew Padilla's roots in El Barrio go back to when his grandfather first moved to East Harlem. Now, 60 years on, the filmmaker can barely afford to live there.

    The gentrification and blurring of the line between the neighborhood and the Upper East Side, and its impact on longtime residents, are the topics of Padilla's new short documentary "El Barrio Tours."

  • Who Dat

    "Some people think gentrification is primarily about race but the main color is green," Padilla said. "Claudio has been here for 60 years. If he's not safe, working class people in this neighborhood aren't safe."

    For a long time, many people thought East Harlem would be immune to gentrification because the neighborhood had one of the highest concentrations of public housing in the country.

    Recent plans by NYCHA to build infill market-rate housing on two of its properties in East Harlem shows that's not the case.

    The proposal only threatens to speed up the process of gentrification, Padilla said. NYCHA claims the plan will provide the money the authority desperately needs to repair and preserve public housing. NYCHA's plan is being received with anger by residents at the eight complexes in Manhattan where it is being proposed.

  • Gigi26

    Recent plans by NYCHA to build infill market-rate housing on two of its properties in East Harlem shows that’s not the case.

    The proposal only threatens to speed up the process of gentrification, Padilla said. NYCHA claims the plan will provide the money the authority desperately needs to repair and preserve public housing. NYCHA’s plan is being received with anger by residents at the eight complexes in Manhattan where it is being proposed.
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    Cuz Section 8 ain't covering market rate that's for damn sure! You know how much market rate is in friggin Harlem? Friggin 2k ro 2.5k a month. Probably not including utilities. :no: For shame. There's lots of old people living out there too :no:

    Generational public housing. NYCHA should be ashamed of themselves.

  • FashionAddict

    @luVn_liFe
    I don't remember it per say,but my people used to/still talk about it. But I do remember West Side the drive through liquor store. My grandmom used to take me up there so she can get her beer, buy me some hot boiled peanuts, and to tell my grandad to take his drunk arse home. Do you remember when Tony store used to be across from the courthouse where the library is now?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    The sleep monster has come for me :yawn: lord help me get through this day :crying1:

  • luVn_liFe…

    tell my grandad to take his drunk arse home. Do you remember when Tony store used to be across from the courthouse where the library is now?
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    LMAO!

    yes I DO.. those EARLY 90s :crying1: the good Ol Days

  • KyCakes

    :offtopic:
    In an attempt to expand my horizons and get out of the house more, I've signed up for blackpeoplemeet. Haven't purchased a membership yet, but do any of you niggras got experience with that site?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    Gigi

    Now all the hoodlums are being moved out to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties where the crime has risen
    __________________
    The same thing is going on in Atlanta too. Money is moving ITP and poor and coloreds are moving OTP into the burbs. Crime is rising in all suburban counties around here.

    I keep telling folks... If you have money, now is time to buy in Atlanta. In 5 years, Atlanta is going to be unaffordable for those making less than $75k a year. Whites even moving into the West End and Northwest Atlanta. They :chase: all the niggas out of this city. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

    Now all the hoodlums are being moved out to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties where the crime has risen :no:
    ___________________

    You ain't lyin Gigi! PLUS, the way the Metro is expanding, they're practically 'bussing' them in for shopping and a few job ops. I moved to PG County a few years ago, and I started commuting by train to work. I did that for a few months, but when I started working late and had to ride the Green Line in evenings, I gave up my Metrocheks and started paying for gas! Being on the train after rush hour and having to ride through the hood with BeyBey kids on there drinking, talking loud, and eating chicken was more than I could bear. :nono:

  • luVn_liFe…

    I haven't used any of those types of Services KY :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    Dubb

    “Some people think gentrification is primarily about race but the main color is green,” Padilla said.
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    THIS!

    Folks are now realizing the benefits of public transportation and urban living. Why take care of a yard when you can go the park? :thankyou:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    KyCakes says:

    :offtopic:
    In an attempt to expand my horizons and get out of the house more, I’ve signed up for blackpeoplemeet. Haven’t purchased a membership yet, but do any of you niggras got experience with that site?
    ________________

    My sister used it... and dude lived in California.... chile when he came to Atlanta he was big as hell :tea: as in fat.... He still was cute to me though.... anyways it didn't work out but she said they still talk every now and then. Wouldn't hurt to try :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    Ky

    You looking for some :hump:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    luVn_liFe... says:

    I haven’t used any of those types of Services KY
    __________________

    Me either :hide: way to paranoid lol

  • justlooking

    :stop: @ Nancy Drew you live in PG?

    We looked at homes out there but, we got too many kids. My mama live off Church Road.

    Just had dinner at Rosa's a couple of weeks ago and went to Jazz event at Gaylord at POSE.

    :waves: @ Neighbor

  • luVn_liFe…

    shYte Dc is so expensive. MY BIL has a 740sq ft condo he RENTS for almost 2k!!!

    :phew: aint no way

  • FashionAddict

    @69 We're actually planning on moving to Atlanta in the next 4-5 years. Where do you or anyone else on here in the Atl thinks is the best place to live?

  • KyCakes

    69 says:

    Ky

    You looking for some :hump:
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    Well...yeah.. :lol: But someone to kick it with..not looking to get Married tomorrow, but no NSA ish, either...

  • KyCakes

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    KyCakes says:

    :offtopic:
    In an attempt to expand my horizons and get out of the house more, I’ve signed up for blackpeoplemeet. Haven’t purchased a membership yet, but do any of you niggras got experience with that site?
    ________________

    My sister used it… and dude lived in California…. chile when he came to Atlanta he was big as hell :tea: as in fat…. He still was cute to me though…. anyways it didn’t work out but she said they still talk every now and then. Wouldn’t hurt to try :tea:
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    Yeah, see :tea:

    I'm not ready to travel for ass or have anyone travel here, but just looking cute at the grocery store isn't cutting it...

    The kid is getting older and iffin ION want to end up with 20 cats, I need to start exploring... :lol:

  • Who Dat

    Cuz Section 8 ain’t covering market rate that’s for damn sure! You know how much market rate is in friggin Harlem? Friggin 2k ro 2.5k a month. Probably not including utilities. For shame. There’s lots of old people living out there too

    Generational public housing. NYCHA should be ashamed of themselves
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    COSIGN. That is why I cut and pasted THAT particulary part. What he wrote (it was an interview with Andrew Padilla) was long as hail. But that part caught my eye. SHAME ON IT. :nono:

  • FashionAddict

    DC area is too expensive, I have family living in the DMV and when they come visit me and see how much I'm paying to rent a townhome they go crazy. But they all say they would never move to Fl, b/c they love wearing their winter coats and boots.

  • FashionAddict

    DC area is too expensive, I have family living in the DMV and when they come visit me and see how much I'm paying to rent a townhome they go crazy. But they all say they would never move to Fl, b/c they love wearing their winter coats and boots.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    The kid is getting older and iffin ION want to end up with 20 cats, I need to start exploring
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    :hahaha: @ 20 cats. You will find someone. I would say try church, butterum...yeah, no. Maybe at the bank or a gym?

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    FashionAddict says:

    @69 We’re actually planning on moving to Atlanta in the next 4-5 years. Where do you or anyone else on here in the Atl thinks is the best place to live?
    _____________________
    It's so many folks in Atlanta :no: traffic is damn hell too....

  • FashionAddict

    @jeniefrumdabloc I'm used to traffic, I live in South Florida.

  • luVn_liFe…

    they all say they would never move to Fl, b/c they love wearing their winter coats and boots
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    :huh: I guess :shrug:

  • Fated4Greatness

    Gigi26 says:

    Luvn: Gentrification is happening damn near everywhere!

    I know in DC its rampant Can’t find a cheaper apt unless I have a kid out of wedlock and make about 32k a year (if that, cuz that may be too high) and be on gov’t assistance.

    Now all the hoodlums are being moved out to Montgomery and Prince George’s counties where the crime has risen

    :cosign:

    My coworker and I literally had this convo not even 10 minutes ago. I've been apartment searching and they want you to be damn near piss poor or make over $100k to live comfortable in this area

  • KyCakes

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    The kid is getting older and iffin ION want to end up with 20 cats, I need to start exploring
    ——–
    :hahaha: @ 20 cats. You will find someone. I would say try church, butterum…yeah, no. Maybe at the bank or a gym?
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    Yeah...I definitely put my feelers out...

    I did go out on a date with this cat I met at my bank once...

    The date ended when he got too drunk on Crown and drooled on me :tea:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    740sq ft condo he RENTS for almost 2k!!!
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    But they all say they would never move to Fl, b/c they love wearing their winter coats and boots
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    :shock:

    :wtf:

  • justlooking

    What???? I would burn my coats and boots if I could....We kinda stuck here for a minute. I miss all the warm places I've called home.

    FL is on our short list, I did however read, that in x amount of years in would be under water. :shrug:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

    :waves: Hey Looking

    I'm in southern maryland. Unfortunately, I don't recognize ANY of those locations you listed :lol:

    See, I'm from Alexandria (borned and raiseded), and I still work in Va. I like my little PG neighborhood, but the shopping experience in PG leaves much to be desired, so I still do most of my shopping in Alexandria/Arlington. I know very little about PG, geographically speaking. I try to support local businesses, but Nancy don't spend her money where the service is sub par and they don't even keep the stores clean. :tea:

  • luVn_liFe…

    :hahaha: RAZZ lol . . My sentiments Exact #59 :hahaha:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    The date ended when he got too drunk on Crown and drooled on me
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    :blink: Say what now? He drooled on you? Ewwww. Oh no girl. How do you get that drunk on a first damn date?! Ugh.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    he drooled on you? :lol: that poor man. I hope you slapped his ass...but wait... nevermind we don't want Ky Cakes to be black and blue in the face for him hitting you back :lol:

  • luVn_liFe…

    FL is on our short list, I did however read, that in x amount of years in would be under water
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    In X amount of years the whole east coast will be :tea:

  • Afiya

    This is what happens when they want the unwanted out...BURN IT DOWN and rebuilt more expensive homes that the folks who originally lived there no longer can afford :smh: :rolleyes:

    :wave: GOOD DAY ROSES! :hug:

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    albaster friendly

    ____________

    This still tickles me when i see it. :rofl:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    FashionAddict says:

    @jeniefrumdabloc I’m used to traffic, I live in South Florida.
    _____________________

    Well get ready :phew: cause pretty much to get anywhere you gotta hit a highway. It seems like everywhere is getting kind of bad. :shrugs: I saw my dream location is now having tons of crime up there . John's Creek... I think it's just the sign of times though. I'm in Henry County. I plan on buying a House near McDonnough closer to Hampton. :tea: away from folks...

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    FashionAddict says:

    @69 We’re actually planning on moving to Atlanta in the next 4-5 years. Where do you or anyone else on here in the Atl thinks is the best place to live?
    __________________________
    If you have kids, and you want to live ITP but in a suburb, then I would say (if in your budget) Decatur. The actual city of Decatur, zip code 30030. It has an excellent school system and it's very safe near by suburb. If you're looking for good OTP "Outside the Perimeter" areas, I would stick with Fayette County to the South, Cobb County to the NW and North Fulton County. I can give you certain suburbs to avoid but you'd have to give me more information. :thumbsup:

  • justlooking

    @Nacncy - VA :happy: My first TRUE love. Kinda.

    Well I moved to MD from Loudoun County Ashburn :tea: I still have a condo out there that I rent out. It was the best decision I made :yes:

    We stayed in Tysons last week-end. I told Mista to head back to MD, I needed to breathe VA for a minute. So me and Galleria spent the early after noon together then I headed to Reston Town Center. Didn't even fuss about the toll this time. Then I was tempted to head to Sweetwaters, but my hips said :nono: I miss VA so much, mista is from Baltimore County.

    The service after you cross that Woodrow Wilson bridge. LAWD is something to be desired. My bestie lives in Arlington.. :happy:

    We looked at homes in Charles County Too. I was like uhhh unnnn no, nope, nahhh

  • justlooking

    Afiya says:

    This is what happens when they want the unwanted out…BURN IT DOWN and rebuilt more expensive homes that the folks who originally lived there no longer can afford :smh: :rolleyes:
    ____________
    This is the same thing I whispered to myself, but I prayed this morning and was trying to be positive.

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    :OffTopic: SO Kandi set a wedding date and is getting a spin off for the wedding. Are yall watching?

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    FashionAddict says:
    @jeniefrumdabloc I’m used to traffic, I live in South Florida.
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    Well get ready :phew: cause pretty much to get anywhere you gotta hit a highway. It seems like everywhere is getting kind of bad. :shrugs: I saw my dream location is now having tons of crime up there . John’s Creek… I think it’s just the sign of times though. I’m in Henry County. I plan on buying a House near McDonnough closer to Hampton. :tea: away from folks…
    _____________________
    Johns Creek has seen a lil spike in crime but it's still a drop in the bucket compared to what we see in DeKalb, Clayton, Douglas, and other areas. :lol:

    I was going to tell Fashion to stay the hell out of Clayton County at all cost. :hahaha:

  • FashionAddict

    I tried to tell them that we still wear ours winter coats and boots down here. Especially when it reaches 70's and below. They don't listen though.

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    :OffTopic: SO Kandi set a wedding date and is getting a spin off for the wedding. Are yall watching?

    _________________

    :yes: Just to see Mama Joyce act a fool. :lol:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    69 says:

    FashionAddict says:
    @69 We’re actually planning on moving to Atlanta in the next 4-5 years. Where do you or anyone else on here in the Atl thinks is the best place to live?
    __________________________
    If you have kids, and you want to live ITP but in a suburb, then I would say (if in your budget) Decatur. The actual city of Decatur, zip code 30030. It has an excellent school system and it’s very safe near by suburb. If you’re looking for good OTP “Outside the Perimeter” areas, I would stick with Fayette County to the South, Cobb County to the NW and North Fulton County. I can give you certain suburbs to avoid but you’d have to give me
    __________________

    Cobb :stop: hell no !!!!! Hellzzzzz no Fulton either :nono: Fulton have school issues unless its a private school... City of Decatur is nice.... full of traffic and the rent is expensive.....
    Do not move in South Dekalb, all the way through Chamblee Tucker.... Gwinnett chile :eek: good school system but lawd the traffic and gangs .... If I lived in Gwinnett it would be in Buford GA.... and even there it's mess going on.... way too many people moving here.... which is crazy cause it no jobs worth a damn :shrugs: but they still moving here. I would love to move to Canada :love: but :tea:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    ustlooking says:

    @Nacncy – VA :happy: My first TRUE love. Kinda.
    Well I moved to MD from Loudoun County Ashburn :tea: I still have a condo out there that I rent out. It was the best decision I made :yes:
    We stayed in Tysons last week-end. I told Mista to head back to MD, I needed to breathe VA for a minute. So me and Galleria spent the early after noon together then I headed to Reston Town Center. Didn’t even fuss about the toll this time. Then I was tempted to head to Sweetwaters, but my hips said :nono: I miss VA so much, mista is from Baltimore County.
    The service after you cross that Woodrow Wilson bridge. LAWD is something to be desired. My bestie lives in Arlington.. :happy:
    We looked at homes in Charles County Too. I was like uhhh unnnn no, nope, nahhh
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    Loudon County is muffuggin wealthy. I have to give DC credit, them Virginia suburbs ain't nothing to play with. :bow:

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    @Screw, Don't forget Cobb county. :coffee:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

    :happy:

    I swear I :heart: The Commonwealth! It will ALWAYS be "home" (whether I can actually afford to ever live there again or not :lol: )

    I can get to I95 in about 10 min from my house. So, instead of shopping in Waldorf I just go (home) to Alexandria, hop back on I95 and head to Tysons! :thumbsup:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    jeniefrumdabloc says:

    69 says:
    FashionAddict says:
    @69 We’re actually planning on moving to Atlanta in the next 4-5 years. Where do you or anyone else on here in the Atl thinks is the best place to live?
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    If you have kids, and you want to live ITP but in a suburb, then I would say (if in your budget) Decatur. The actual city of Decatur, zip code 30030. It has an excellent school system and it’s very safe near by suburb. If you’re looking for good OTP “Outside the Perimeter” areas, I would stick with Fayette County to the South, Cobb County to the NW and North Fulton County. I can give you certain suburbs to avoid but you’d have to give me
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    Cobb :stop: hell no !!!!! Hellzzzzz no Fulton either :nono: Fulton have school issues unless its a private school… City of Decatur is nice…. full of traffic and the rent is expensive…..
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    :lol: I wasn't saying anywhere in Cobb or Fulton... That's why I told her to tell me more so that I can tell her where to avoid. :lol:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

    We still in here?

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Hearts~n~Kisses says:

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    :OffTopic: SO Kandi set a wedding date and is getting a spin off for the wedding. Are yall watching?

    _________________

    Just to see Mama Joyce act a fool
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    I'm tired of Mama Joyce. Her and her sisters need a dag on life!! Shoot, maybe if Mama Joyce was this picky when she was getting married, she would not have been divorced three damn times. Clearly you can't pick them either, so sit down and shut up.

  • FashionAddict

    @69 and JustLooking.. yes I have a little one. I want something close to downtown, but not too close; maybe 30 min or less. Good school district,reasonably priced and safe. It doesn't have to be leave your front door unlocked safe, but more of if I don't have to worry about going out of my front door safe. We have a family friend who used to own a home out in McDonnough and it was a very nice area.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    69 says:

    jeniefrumdabloc says:
    FashionAddict says:
    @jeniefrumdabloc I’m used to traffic, I live in South Florida.
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    Well get ready :phew: cause pretty much to get anywhere you gotta hit a highway. It seems like everywhere is getting kind of bad. :shrugs: I saw my dream location is now having tons of crime up there . John’s Creek… I think it’s just the sign of times though. I’m in Henry County. I plan on buying a House near McDonnough closer to Hampton. :tea: away from folks…
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    Johns Creek has seen a lil spike in crime but it’s still a drop in the bucket compared to what we see in DeKalb, Clayton, Douglas, and other areas. :lol:
    I was going to tell Fashion to stay the hell out of Clayton County at all cost. :hahaha:
    ________________

    and now they have moved their azzes down to Henry :mad: when the schools lost their accreditation and they lost their Transit thing. When they got their accreditation back, they still stayed in Henry :crying: scores have gone down..... but lawd the teachers are trying their best to get the scores up :yes: I hope they never bring public transportation to Henry ... that's our only saving grace right now :tea: stone me....

  • justlooking

    @69 - :cry: Loudoun and Fairfax - Is certainly different kind of living :yes: Being in Tysons last week-end brought me to tears. Now that the rail is going to open up. Many more folks will be coming into Tysons/Northern VA. Those folks FOUGHT against it for YEARS. The very reason Georgetown only has bus service and no metro.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    Hearts~n~Kisses says:

    @Screw, Don’t forget Cobb county. :coffee:
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    :kiss:

    I didn't.

    Kennesaw, Acworth, East Cobb, and Marrietta (Walton High) are excellent schools. Just like North Fulton (Roswell, Alpharetta, Milton, & Johns Creek) have good schools. Sandy Springs schools tho. :eek: Riverwood is nice but someone said that you have to prove that you OWN property in Sandy Springs and not rent. Ion know about that but I do know that that old azz mayor of theirs said that ALL them damn apartments on Roswell Road getting tore down because folks wanna try and pimp Sandy Springs schools and it ain't about to happen. :hahaha:

  • KyCakes

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    The date ended when he got too drunk on Crown and drooled on me
    ——-
    :blink: Say what now? He drooled on you? Ewwww. Oh no girl. How do you get that drunk on a first damn date?! Ugh.
    ----------------------------------------------------------------------
    Ok. Story time boys and girls...

    This was about 5 years ago. I was in my bank and shortly after returning to work, I got a call from my banker who told me some guy saw me in the bank and he wanted my number. I took his and we talked on the phone for a few weeks...He had just graduated College and sounded very mature, well read, etc.

    So.

    Date night came. I got ALL gussied up...I mean like, I de-furred, bought a new outfit, ery'thang was looking right and smelling nice...

    He shoes up...wearing a black and white pin stripe suit that looked like he purchased it from baby gap...and brown, broke down buster brown shoes....

    Ok. I'm determined to have a good time, so I look past his unfortunate choice of attire. He ushers me outside, where their is a majestic and filthy 1988 Subaru Outback that looks like it just came back from off-roading. Mind you, this is 2009...

    But I'm determined to have a good time, so I move forward. He tells me he has the night all land out. We go to this pol hall...full of Chinese gangstas (I swear they were Yakuza or some such happy horseshyt) and there was NO alcohol to be found!!! :wtf:

    But I'm determined to have a good time, so we play some rounds of pool and I finally decide life can't go on, with my being sober. I ask him if we can go somewhere more alcohol friendly and we leave. Now...homie as had his jacket on ALL evening, in that hot ass, humid pool hall. We get in the car, he takes off his jacket...and OMG...The smell :hurl:

    I told him I was hot and rolled down the window and hung my head out like a Labrador retriever, gulping in the sweet, fresh night air.

    But I'm determined to have a good time, so I keep the peace. We start driving and I tell him I want to go to this jazz bar that I sing at sometimes. He says cool and we head that way.

    All of the sudden, he lurches the car, and turns into...Golden Corral.

    He asks me if I'm hungry... :blink: Um..not for no damn Golden Corral. I tell him I'd rather not, as I bring my Son here on the weekends and I am not in the mood for all you can eat grazing. Besides, I'm wearing some tight ass monkey paw jeans and I didn't want to risk a blow out...

    He's sad, but I want to go where I want to go....

    So we get to the jazz club, I tell him I got the first round and he can get the second...This nigguh tells me he has $22 dollars to his name!! :huh:

    Thank God I NEVA go out with out my own dough, so we had a few drinks and when I decide I am hungry, We got to Village Inn. At this point, his conversation is wack, he smells like he's been working on the railroad all the live long day and I'm irritated. A good time is obviously not going to be had.

    So we get to Village Inn and I order a nice breakfast to go. He orders an egg. to go. I tell him I can buy him breakfast and he insists he's not that hungry. Whatever, nigguh :rollseyes:

    So we go back to my place and he spies my fresh, unopened bottle of Crown and doesn't ask, but simply cracks it open. I tell him he can have one drink, then he has to go. He drinks his drink and while trying to talk to me, drools on my thigh. Yes. He DROOLED!

    I tell him I'm tired, he claims he's too drunk to drive and I tell him, as I'm ushering him out the door, the number to Yellow Cab is 777-7777 :tea:

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    My MIL used to live in Alpharetta and I :love: that area! Great schools. Didn't Bobby and Whitney used to live up there?

  • FashionAddict

    KyCakes I'm dying

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    :OffTopic: SO Kandi set a wedding date and is getting a spin off for the wedding. Are yall watching?

    _______________________

    :think: hmmmm, I guess Kandi wins the consolation prize... I saw a comment someplace that hinted that Phaedra HAD been in talks for a spin-off, but the rumors concerning Apollo AND her possible involvement in unlawful activities kinda ended any further talks of a show for them.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

    FashionAddict says:

    @69 and JustLooking.. yes I have a little one. I want something close to downtown, but not too close; maybe 30 min or less. Good school district,reasonably priced and safe. It doesn’t have to be leave your front door unlocked safe, but more of if I don’t have to worry about going out of my front door safe. We have a family friend who used to own a home out in McDonnough and it was a very nice area.
    _____________________
    I'd say Decatur. Henry County (McDonough) is "nice" but... see Jenie's post #84 about that neighbor of theirs (Clayton County) and um, yeah. Don't put your kids in school there. It might be changed in 5 years but ratt nah :nono:

  • OpinionHated

    You now what I don't blame gentrification I blame folks who tolerate that sh*t I don't care how broke I am I have a voice so I will speak up and be heard - you're not putting me in a death trap and i'm paying you each month for the privelege... black people (minorities) complain amongst ourselves about inequalities but rarely, if ever, do we complain to the poeple who could actually do something about it..... if we were as vocal about things like this as we are about whether Sundy is cuter than Draya we'd see some progress....

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Ky I am DYING!!! OMG you poor thing, but I am cracking up. WTF type tip was he on?! Ewww and you had the nerve to drool and smell bad? Shower much? Damn. Just nasty.

  • KyCakes

    FashionAddict says:

    KyCakes I’m dying
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    Funny thing; when I talked to my banker dude some weeks later, he was like "Yeah, dude was dressed all nice. He had on a nice black and white pin striped suit" :rofl:

    I'm like "is this the ONLIEST outfit this nigguh has to wear?"

    I told the story to the local radio station and won $200 for worst date story...so all in all...it worked out :lol:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    Lord sometimes my generation gives me the sads. :cry:

    So this guy on IG posted a vid clip of SOUL TRAIN and commented on how he was in the club and they were playing it blah blah blah...

    Why this chick gone say some-

    "I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I'm the only person that hasn't yet. :| "

    :wail:

    I politely educated her on what Soul Train was.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    When they closed down them projects and when Katrina hit all hell broke loose :eek: them Boring Holmes folks scattered throughout South Dekalb :no: the rich folks moving back to the city.... at first they moved they azzs to Alpharetta and they put up that toll... then public transit started going out there to Alpharetta..... and they took down the toll.... :tea: raised the taxes in Atlanta folks (black folks) couldn't afford to stay in their houses .... them sprites have moved back to the inner city :tea: remodeling the homes .... you should see parts of east Atlanta.... :lol: but some of them same hoodboogers still live there and reeking havoc still... Chile they tried build 300 dollar homes in a area near Gresham Rd.... them white folks moved over there... and some of them same hoodboogers was still in the neihborhood chile break ins left and right. Me and my parents laughed cause that's my old hood. :tea: hell what them sprites expect.... on Gresham rd!

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    :dead: @KyMegaCakes story! :rofl: Lawd!! :hahaha:

  • KyCakes

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    @Ky I am DYING!!! OMG you poor thing, but I am cracking up. WTF type tip was he on?! Ewww and you had the nerve to drool and smell bad? Shower much? Damn. Just nasty.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    Man...listen. This is why I have a really good relationship with my Moen showerhead.

    Every now and again, I'll get a wild hair across my ass and try dating again, but yeah... :tea:

  • justlooking

    Don't know much about ATL, we had a family reunion there twice at Stone Mountain. I do know that homes there are really inexpensive. I also know that I would Not like to EVER, never, EVER live there.

    Now NORTH CAROLINA :yes: That's also at the top of our list. Nothing could be finer to be in Carolina in the Mornnnnnning. :whistle:

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun: says:

    Lord sometimes my generation gives me the sads. :cry:
    So this guy on IG posted a vid clip of SOUL TRAIN and commented on how he was in the club and they were playing it blah blah blah…
    Why this chick gone say some-
    “I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I’m the only person that hasn’t yet.
    _______________

    :facepalm: my lord !

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    “I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I’m the only person that hasn’t yet. ”
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    :blink: Say what? Was she serious? smdh.

  • justlooking

    Why this chick gone say some-
    “I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I’m the only person that hasn’t yet. :|
    :wail:
    I politely educated her on what Soul Train was.
    _________________
    This was no other than JMO. :kona: GIGGLES

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Shame on this owner... Safety first! :eek:
    Such a shame someone had to die.

    :oldman: However this tragedy will get some jobs going! New construction etc in the area.
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    I'm hungry :pizza:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    @Ky and how was he going out on a date with 22$?! And you stink, and you look a mess. And he opened your bottle and did not ask?! He needs prayer.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_S8jrHDNQVE&list=HL1365174233 <–Doesn't Talk To Strangers

    Soul Train or Soul Plane? :blink:

  • KyCakes

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    @Ky and how was he going out on a date with 22$?! And you stink, and you look a mess. And he opened your bottle and did not ask?! He needs prayer.
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    But hold up. He called me three days later, talmbout "I had a good time"
    I betchu did, nigguh....I told him this wasn't going to work... :lol:

  • justlooking

    :oldman: However this tragedy will get some jobs going! New construction etc in the area
    ____________

    You are right... Umm you find or turn on your mobile device yet?

    Russians
    Italians
    Hispanic
    Blacks

  • KyCakes

    justlooking says:

    Why this chick gone say some-
    “I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I’m the only person that hasn’t yet. :|
    :wail:
    I politely educated her on what Soul Train was.
    _________________
    This was no other than JMO. :kona: GIGGLES
    --------------------------------------------------------------------
    :ghost:

    I miss hur :crying1:

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKUg9iK7xeU Miss Iyana stay RAZZLING on you hating bishes :nun:

    SOUL TRAIN!!! :rofl:

  • justlooking

    I'm sure Top Chef has seen Soul Plane. :rofl:

    Where she at anyways. Off to the Maldives this week?

  • Hearts~n~Kisses

    justlooking says:

    Why this chick gone say some-
    “I keep hearing about this movie, I need to watch it, I think I’m the only person that hasn’t yet. ”

    I politely educated her on what Soul Train was.
    _________________
    This was no other than JMO. GIGGLES

    ______________________

    :rofl: I thought this too!

  • Gigi26

    Now NORTH CAROLINA That’s also at the top of our list. Nothing could be finer to be in Carolina in the Mornnnnnning.
    ----------------------------------------------------
    NOW you :stop: it right now!! :lol:

    I'm a city girl, born and raised in NYC. But my next move is NC :yes: I was thinking Charlotte or Raleigh. I want to plant my own garden and live in the country now. Not too much in the country but at least enough space that I can do something with the land :yes:

    It shocked the shyt out of me but I don't mind it now :yes:

  • sassyshe

    Nyc landlords have been doing this for years ever since they stopped traditional rent control as by not doing repairs is the only way to get old tenants to leave so that they can get 3-4x rent they were getting

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    But hold up. He called me three days later, talmbout “I had a good time”
    I betchu did, nigguh….I told him this wasn’t going to work…
    ---------
    SO he wanted you to do all that again?! Uhh no. Yea, I bet he did as well. I wonder if he would of put the same suit on? lol

  • Gigi26

    NC is the furthest South i'll go though. I gotsa stay on the Eastern Seaboard :lol:

  • luVn_liFe…

    Just read Money MayWeather had jewelry stolen, Accused two contractors of robbing him.
    Had the guys meet him and a gang of his homies somewhere . .
    and they beat em damn near to death. :no:

  • KyCakes

    Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake says:

    But hold up. He called me three days later, talmbout “I had a good time”
    I betchu did, nigguh….I told him this wasn’t going to work…
    ———
    SO he wanted you to do all that again?! Uhh no. Yea, I bet he did as well. I wonder if he would of put the same suit on? lol
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    I'm sure :tea:

  • Gigi26

    @Sassyshe: YEP. And they get the bum ass Supers too, usually Juan or Jose or Manuel who do nothing but fukk the tenants and put plaster over everything :tea:

  • Nakeya_J or Keke thanks to Unshake

    Just read Money MayWeather had jewelry stolen, Accused two contractors of robbing him.
    Had the guys meet him and a gang of his homies somewhere . .
    and they beat em damn near to death
    --------
    So you don't even know for sure it was them, but you beat them up anyway? Yeah, I hope the ones who got beat up call the cops and have them locked up. MayWeather is a damn dummy.

  • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

    :newpost: on photoshopped gaps!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpImj7RI0Rc Man, I just don’t care™

    @KY
    "I told him I was hot and rolled down the window and hung my head out like a Labrador retriever, gulping in the sweet, fresh night air."
    _______________

    :rofl:

  • luVn_liFe…

    @KEKE
    the two contractors said they are Innocent. Stood by it whilst getting beat to a pulp.
    They did lawyer up.

  • justlooking

    @GiGi - Brooklyns Finest :nun: Kings County.... But raised in NC

    My father in law lives in Clayton, roundst the corner from Raleigh. We looked at custom model there and I was ready to write a check to start the process. We were going to get a "cheap" apartment here and go there on the week-end. But that would have been to much, that time spent on the road from Springfield to Richmond is the worst. Route 301 has to many lights, so I'm glad we waited.

    I had a garden last year. :nana: Got my seeds and will plant in house over the next couple of weeks, then move plants outdoors.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfDAoSDsAS4 Nancy Drew (formerly IsThisThingOn) :cool: <<<has entered into witness protection :scared:

    justlooking says:

    The very reason Georgetown only has bus service and no metro.

    _______________________

    Well they better brace themselves 'cause WMATA is pushing to get the Blue Line running through Georgetown. They best roll out the :welcome: mat and act like they know! (But, did you see on the news that group of teens that mob/robbed that shop in G'town?! Lawd, the wasn't ready! :phew: )

  • Blanche Devereaux

    After reading that story I hopd I never have to date again :nono:

  • Blanche Devereaux

    Hope