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BEST NEIGHBORHOOD Minneapolis 2010 - Northeast Minneapolis

Well, the secret is out. As Uptown hopelessly gentrifies and St. Paul remains a great place to get some sleeping done, Northeast is emerging as the new spot for good beer, good music, good art, and good living. Once a place best known for its townie bars and roughneck atmosphere, the area has undergone a revision that manages to, for the time being, retain its staunchly residential attitude while getting spiked in all the right places with top-flight bars, art galleries, scenic walks, and eateries. The downside? No Eden goes unspoiled. And while it's hard to imagine good ol' Nordeast ripping out Jimmy's and putting in a Victoria's Secret, close your eyes and remember what Lyndale Avenue looked like two years ago. The moral? Get it while the gettin's good.

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YupstersGoHome
YupstersGoHome

"Neighbors watch out for each other, and we have an amazing network of communication here because there's about one degree of separation between everybody here, even if you didn't grow up in the area."Yeah, tell that to the yuppish outta towners that got sent to the hospital outside of Slack's on Friday night while the locals cheered on the people kicking their butts.

Shelley
Shelley

...And now for something sensible....

C'mon up to Northeast. Your money's good here. You can get a house for a song, in a quiet, clean neighborhood. Neighbors watch out for each other, and we have an amazing network of communication here because there's about one degree of separation between everybody here, even if you didn't grow up in the area. We've got a very active and involved business community, most of whom also live in the 'hood. Check out the Northeast Neighbors & Business Association's website for all kinds of great local businesses and service providers, http://www.northeastnba.com. We'll see you when you get here!

DeathToTheHipsters
DeathToTheHipsters

"… the area has undergone a revision that manages to, for the time being, retain its staunchly residential attitude while getting spiked in all the right places with top-flight bars, art galleries, scenic walks, and eateries."WHAT IS POSSIBLY RIGHT ABOUT ANY OF THIS? So the Uptown hipsters gave way to the yupsters who gave way to the suburban day trippers and they all completely ruined Yuptown and now they want to destroy my hometown of NE as well because they don't like Yuptown anymore? YOU MADE YOUR FILTHY BEDBUG INFESTED BED NOW SLEEP IN IT! AND LEAVE NE ALONE! The good hard working people of NE don't need your art galleries or your inflated rent and food and drink prices and they certainly don't need out of towners with their noses in the air telling everyone how much better NE is now that they are bringing culture to it.You know what, NE was just fine before the culture theives showed up. Thank you City Pages for bringing attention to this problem. I'm sure with your help I can watch my old home deteriorate at an even faster pace.

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