U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
View Poll Results: Which one of these cities has the highest % of its land area looking run-down?
NYC 7 8.97%
Philly 46 58.97%
Chicago 25 32.05%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 05-21-2013, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Cbus
1,721 posts, read 1,400,744 times
Reputation: 2089

Advertisements

Philly, Detroit, Baltimore, Cleveland, Chicago etc.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 05-21-2013, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
14,798 posts, read 19,010,012 times
Reputation: 6800
East St. Louis honestly has the worst "bombed out" areas I've ever seen.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 08:48 PM
 
Location: The Bay
6,920 posts, read 12,377,714 times
Reputation: 3060
Quote:
Originally Posted by marothisu View Post
East St. Louis honestly has the worst "bombed out" areas I've ever seen.
East St. Louis is not a major city though it's directly across the Mississippi from St. Louis.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 08:51 PM
 
7,238 posts, read 10,893,462 times
Reputation: 5583
Detroit. A city that once had 2 million people and is now only home to 1/3 of that many people has to be filled with slums, yes?

Define "slum."
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 09:31 PM
 
Location: NYC Metro
126 posts, read 102,509 times
Reputation: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by bradjl2009 View Post
How can you have q poll for the entire country when you can only choose one of three cities?
becuz maybe the op was interested in comparing those cities only like he said?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-21-2013, 09:33 PM
 
Location: NYC Metro
126 posts, read 102,509 times
Reputation: 53
i dont understand why nyc gets a pass, it doesnt really look better than philly and has many bad hoods too
maybe its becuz nyc's ghettos are more outta sight, while philly got mad hoods right next to center city, but its prolly also becuz nyc is overhyped and gets a pass for everything
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 08:34 AM
nei nei won $500 in our forum's Most Engaging Poster Contest - Thirteenth Edition (Jan-Feb 2015). 

Over $104,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum and additional contests are planned
 
Location: Long Island / NYC
45,987 posts, read 41,947,535 times
Reputation: 14804
Quote:
Originally Posted by do sum'n View Post
i dont understand why nyc gets a pass, it doesnt really look better than philly and has many bad hoods too
maybe its becuz nyc's ghettos are more outta sight, while philly got mad hoods right next to center city, but its prolly also becuz nyc is overhyped and gets a pass for everything
Because most of NYC's ghettos don't look as run down and decayed. They're more gritty than decayed. Here are two in not so good parts of the Bronx:

https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.85794...36.83,,0,-5.12

https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.81972...115.74,,0,-2.9

Brooklyn:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brown...351.03,,0,0.96

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brown...67.21,,0,-1.28

Manhattan:

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_a2iSRVaJHY...h/alphabet.jpg
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 09:35 AM
 
4,995 posts, read 7,308,744 times
Reputation: 7972
Philly in my opinion is absolutely awful looking.

West Philadelphia looks like a bombed out 3rd world country---a cobination of decaying communist housing blocks and dilapidated housing of an East Africxan country---

North Philadelphia looks awful too. Just run down, old, gritty, abandoned row homes, telephone polls, crumbing infrastructure...the roads and the bridges are potholed and rusted-- overgrown weeds and ugly signage--- ugh.

Ceneter city Philly is nice and there are sopme great philly neighborhoods, but a lot of Philly looks awfully depressing.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: NYC Metro
126 posts, read 102,509 times
Reputation: 53
Quote:
Originally Posted by nei View Post
Because most of NYC's ghettos don't look as run down and decayed. They're more gritty than decayed. Here are two in not so good parts of the Bronx:

https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.85794...36.83,,0,-5.12

https://maps.google.com/?ll=40.81972...115.74,,0,-2.9

Brooklyn:

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brown...351.03,,0,0.96

https://maps.google.com/maps?q=Brown...67.21,,0,-1.28

Manhattan:

alphabet.jpg (image)
that manhattan pic tho lol thats pretty damn bad, but looks like its from the past
i seen parts of the bx way worse than that plus within metro nyc u got jus as bad lookin places as in philly like newark, paterson, etc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 05-23-2013, 10:09 AM
 
Location: NYC Metro
126 posts, read 102,509 times
Reputation: 53
70% of nyc looks run down actually even tho not as bad as some parts of the bx or camden, etc
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > General U.S.
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2019, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top