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Old 02-01-2008, 04:49 AM
 
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City Hall is unsafe at night because after the city shuts down- all the people leave and it's completely desolate. There's no reason to be there after 6- unless you are going to the Sidebar or Talking Head to see a rock show nearby- there's nothing to do. If you are at a hotel close to City Hall (Peabody or Tremont are closest) you can walk to Copra, Brewer's Art, Ixia, Sascha's, The Walters Art Gallery, The Monument- lots of little shops on Charles St. which is the main drag- this is your safest street. There's not much off the path (unless you want to go to Iggie's on Calvert & Read- seriously- the BEST pizza in the city). If you are downtown at the Harbor, get a taxi and go to Federal Hill, Fells Point or Harbor East. Tons of great restaurants and nightlife in all these enclaves. The Inner Harbor is for suckers. I do not work for Iggies.
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Actually, "The Block" is only about two blocks away and offers an alternative type of entertainment.
The Block (Baltimore - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)
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Old 02-01-2008, 05:53 AM
 
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The Block (Baltimore) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

--sorry, the link didn't seem to work when i tried it. (referring to the above statement.)
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Old 02-01-2008, 06:49 AM
 
Location: 21231
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Perfect. Send him to the block.
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Old 02-01-2008, 09:48 AM
 
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Remember that song "The Freaks Come Out At Night"? They must've been talking about the area surrounding City Hall. Use caution!
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Old 02-01-2008, 12:25 PM
 
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Actually- the Block has become Disney-fied since the sketchiest of times in the 70's and 80's. Even the most conservative couples I know want to take a peek into the Hustler Club. If you are into Adult Entertainment- the Block is your best bet- it's got the most people milling about, it's generally safe- the Police headquarters butts up against it- and like I said- there are PEOPLE and tourists walking around.
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Old 02-01-2008, 01:19 PM
 
Location: 21231
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Great place to get a look at the real Baltimore. Why don't you send him down to the Apex theater too.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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Great place to get a look at the real Baltimore. Why don't you send him down to the Apex theater too.

First Kellys and now the Apex. You hang in some bizarre locations around here Bawlmer. I am starting to get a better understanding of you.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:33 PM
 
Location: 21231
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jonjj,
There ya go again. It's always personal with you. I just don't get it. Anyway, never been to the Apex, but Kellys is a friendly neighborghood place just like the one's you are always chirping about.
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Old 02-01-2008, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Portland, Maine
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In terms of overall safety in Baltimore, it is not to good. For 2008, we have had 12 homicides which match DC's number of 12. However, our population is almost 100,000 more than DC. So, in answer to your question, I guess we would say at this point of 2008 that Baltimore is at least safer to walk around than DC.
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