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Old 05-26-2013, 02:50 PM
 
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The only two I know of are Los Angeles and San Francisco. The rest have all been demolished and/or redeveloped as far as I know.
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Old 05-26-2013, 03:45 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I didn't know "skid row" was an umbrella term that other cities used. I just that it was in Downtown Los Angeles a block east of Los Angeles street, west of Central, South of 3rd Street and north of 8th.
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:07 PM
 
Location: Atlanta & NYC
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A skid row would be...?
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Old 05-26-2013, 06:18 PM
 
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A skid row would be...?
I always took it to mean the part of the city where the homeless tend to congregate, ussually has soup kitchens and maybe a homeless shelter. You see the homeless people hanging around waiting for the soup kitchen to open.

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Old 05-26-2013, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Silicon Valley
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A skid row would be...?
Originally, where logs were literally skidded through town, like in Seattle. Otherwise, areas that became dilapidated, with drug addicts, homeless, etc. Here's a Wikipedia article:

Skid row - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I can remember Portland, OR in the mid-1970's just as the skid row there was being slowly bought up by young entrepreneurs, who eventually gentrified it. It was fun seeing closed up historical saloons being brought back to life, with beautiful, ornate carved wooden bars and woodwork, etc. It was a real construction zone down there, and we would wander in and out of old places to see the renovations going on.

Then I moved to Seattle, and Pike Place Market was already going strong in the early 1980's.

I don't know of any still in existence. I've even been to the Gaslight area of Vancouver, BC, mentioned in the above article. It's all gentrified, too.

I would assume there are still some fringe neighborhoods that are still iffy.
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Old 05-26-2013, 10:45 PM
 
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The only two I know of are Los Angeles and San Francisco. The rest have all been demolished and/or redeveloped as far as I know.
Does Camden, NJ count to anyone here? I think it could count. Much of the city lives in poverty, America's most dangerous city (top 3 at least), ridiculously high crime rates, daily soup kitchens for residents, drug issues, severe urban decay, etc.

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Old 05-27-2013, 03:47 AM
 
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There was a tent city a bit north of city hall in Las Vegas but I don't know if it's still there. Vegas is brutal on the homeless, they made it illegal to give them food.
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