I don’t doubt there’s some nice areas; but, their existence does not change the fact that the city is in terrible decline. It should be used as a case study for other cities.
It should be the other way.. Lots of nice areas with little bubbles of poverty. Difference between the political parties.
I live in a small town.. There’s two blocks (on different sides of town) that are raunchy, and the occasional house that’s run down. Mostly a nice area.. But we go well over 70% republican. There’s the difference.