Skip to comments.Montclair pretty much the most unequal place in NJ
Posted on 05/07/2017 12:31:31 PM PDT by GuavaCheesePuff
Havent gotten a chance to post this one, but it needs to be posted. From the Star Ledger:
How every town in N.J. rates on income inequality
Despite what Montclair wants you to believe, outside of the typical wealth enclaves like Saddle River, Far Hills, Deal and the like, Montclair ranks as pretty much the most unequal large town in New Jersey. There are few towns in NJ that show such a blatantly obvious amount of geographic segregation as Montclair, less than 1 mile separates some of the wealthiest residents of NJ from some of its poorest.
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Integration = Bringing crime to White neighborhoods.
Just because some don’t have wages to report to the IRS doesn’t mean they don’t steal plenty.
Some of the “poor” may work for the “rich.” Just my observation.
I graduated from Montclair State and one course was Urban History. Upper Montclair was the wealthy neighborhood and Montclair was built for their workers. This occurred in many towns years go.
Rented a house on Upper Mountain Avenue in Upper Montclair in the md 70’s.
Had a spectacular view of most of the Manhattan skyline from the front deck. We practiced diversity instead of just talking about.
During the full moon phase we allowed a family with no fixed address to visit and share the view. The rising huge moon always held their rapt attention. Mr.and Mrs. Raccoon and their four kits always seemed to enjoy themselves and provided entertainment with their antics. Certainly better behaved than most of the Bloomfield residents.
Born & raised there.
Prior to the 60’s communities outside metro areas were not segregated by income.
I’m told the town is very liberal today.
Now THAT is “Celebrating Diversity”
Well I would describe the town as always having been liberal, meaning “classic” liberal. It was always (in my experience, growing up in the 60’s) a bedroom community of NYC and was populated by and large by college-educated folk who were professionals, in general. So you would expect the kind of liberal influence that urbanism tends to have on people.
NJ certainly had grittier, more heavy industrial areas, located more midstate. Jersey City, Elizabeth, Harrison, Bayonne. It didn’t have steel mills (those were in Pittsburgh) nor a huge auto industry as did the midwest but there was and is a huge chemical and drug industry...all the big drug cos were established and located there, Merck, Pfizer, Becton Dickenson, (then) Schering-Plough, Lilly, Roche, Squibb, Bayer, Bristol...as these were largely begun by immigrants from Europe and this was cheap land, near NY and NYC which had plenty of manufacturing early in the 20th century. The coal companies in PA which fed the steel companies in PA also furnished chemical feedstocks for the chem companies, DuPont (more Delaware) Mallinckrodt. And a number of perfume companies also located there. Lots of that came from the processing of coal tar which was the frontier of chemistry in the 20’s and into WW2.
Born and raised there. An amazing township now sinking from the liberal NY’ers moving in. Sad to witness.
less than 1 mile separates some of the wealthiest residents of NJ from some of its poorest.
So its the wealthy’s fault.
Funny - growing up around there and living in Bloomfield for a bit - always brought outsiders on the drive across Upper Mountain Ave - the mansions were a site to see. But I never had the attitude they didn’t deserve it.
Yes, a mile over towards Bloomfield Ave and other side and down and a huge difference.
Funnier still - now in Florida I can do the more extreme example from Palm Beach over to West Palm Beach.
NJ forced towns to build affordable housing for decades. Now they want to use that to say it’s wrong to have rich and poor in the same town. Absolutely insane. It’s wrong to have a big house near a small one?
I grew up in Kearny. At one time Montclair was beautiful. It’s pretty much a dump now.
NJ is desperately trying to force better-off towns with viable tax bases to accept the ghetto folk, because under our home-rule policies each municipality is expected to pay for their own schools, cops, etc. - and the ghettoes have no viable tax base. The low-income housing rule is a means by which working taxpayers can be forced to provide services for non-working parasites; this is reminiscent of the Quartering Act prior to the American Revolution, where people were saddled with the care of British troops.
How have you been?
I always thought it odd that blacks spread westward from Newark instead of eastward into West Hudson. Instead, we have lots of Hispanics coming in (including from North Newark).
Just saw that Graham’s (the pub at Kearny Ave. & Bergen) has different owners (with Colombian flags on signs)...