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Praga - Warszawa (Warsaw district) - 26% of flats without toilets


gosc112
7 Jan 2015 #1
I was shocked to read this article about Praga - m.warszawa.gazeta.pl/warszawa/1,106541,17202907,Praga_dostanie_miliard_zlotych__Na_co_zostanie_wydany_.html

40% of flats in Praga don't have a bathroom and 26% don't even have a toilet. Residents need to share facilities. So 1 billion pln is being thrown at the issue to improve housing.
Monitor 14 | 1,820
7 Jan 2015 #2
I am surprised too. But it explains the old saying that the Warsaw city is only up to the west bank of Wisła. It's funny how they write, that common toilets and bathrooms cause worse children results in school and bigger unemployment.
jon357 66 | 16,977
7 Jan 2015 #3
I'd take those percentages carefully - they certainly don't refer to everywhere East of the river - just certain council wards in the oldest parts of Praga.
OP gosc112
8 Jan 2015 #4
Most likely you're right. It could be a bit of sensationalist or sloppy journalism. In the first paragraph they just mention that the research was done in Praga. They should have really specified if it was done only in certain council wards. Still a shock even if in a ward there's 1 in 4 flats without toilets.

According to data from two years ago 92 percent of urban housing in Praga was established before the war, many of them still in the nineteenth century. 40 percent of them does not have any bathroom, 26 percent do not even have a toilet.

Still it seems to be getting better there. It was a bit of a no go zone in the 90s and now the gentrification has started and it's all a bit bo-ho there with the Soho etc. Lots of new developments. Perhaps it'll become like the East End / Docklands in the UK.
pawian 176 | 14,299
21 Jul 2020 #5
I'd take those percentages carefully - they certainly don't refer to everywhere East of the river -

After being "rediscovered" by artists and architects, Praga, the most neglected district in Warsaw, undergoes gradual gentrification, like Harlem in NYC.


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