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Wednesday, September 14, 2016


It's more than just money it's connecting--Camden

It's more than just money it's connecting--Camden (detail)



LJansen said...

If only that were true.

Ribeye said...

I am noticing a strong indication of the communities attitude towards its clients.
The interesting thing is how it conflicts with the other signs in sight.
"No shirt...."
"No food stamps..."
"Sorry for the inconvenience, EBT is temporarily down..."
"NJ child support..."

We gotta start building people up instead of bringing them down.
It pains me to see the next photo is a Dads plea to the community to find his young son. So sad, I never want to experience that.
This looks like 9th and Washington.

Linh Dinh said...

Hi Ribeye,

This was on Broadway in Camden. Downtown Camden is being gentrified, so there are about 8 blocks around Cooper Hospital that haven't looked so good in decades. The Rutgers area is OK, too. Much of the rest is still a disaster.

The Los Amigos market is just outside the gentrified zone.



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