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Old 03-12-2010, 11:25 AM
 
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Default America's Grittiest Cities (Not Necessarily Bad Cities)

You know what this is about. What are america's Grittiest cities? When I say gritty, i mean in look, architecture (warehouses inc), feeling, plight and socioeconmic diversity. You know these cities.

My Picks:
Tier 1 (Biggest Gritty City):
New York City (Brooklyn)

Tier 2.:
Detroit

Tier 3:
Baltimore

Tier 4 (Smallest Gritty City):
Durham, NC
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:45 AM
 
Location: 75025 (previously 75254, 90505, 90010, and 60614)
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New Orleans, Houston, NYC.
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Old 03-12-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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You can add San Francisco to the list.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I've never felt the grittiness of any city outside the northeast.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:02 PM
 
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san fran = definately NOT gritty.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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san fran = definately NOT gritty.
uhhhhhh yes it is, especially in certain neighborhoods. Many people don't realize it but DT SF is one of the more gritty DT's out there.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:24 PM
 
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san fran = definately NOT gritty.

Yeah right, ever been to the Tenderloin?
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:26 PM
 
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san fran = definately NOT gritty.
Even with the gentrification of the last 15 years, parts of San Francisco still can be fairly rough.

Go check out the Tenderloin--as Dave Chapelle said "ain't nothing tender about that motherf------r!"

Parts of San Francisco can feel just as gritty (if not more so) than parts of downtown Boston or central Manhattan these days. Not that you can compare it to a place like Detroit---if you take gritty to mean a mostly abandoned, decaying hellhole.
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:41 PM
 
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Your right nothing gritty about it. lol
MapJack (Beta) - Your City Online
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Old 03-12-2010, 12:50 PM
 
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St. Louis is gritty, but it also seems to have a lot of old money & nice old architecture.
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