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Old 12-29-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Ehhh............. I would take Jersey City off that list. It has bad & good neighborhoods like any city. Same with Providence. Boston????
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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You left out Buffalo, Rochester, Hartford, Boston, Providence, Bridgeport, Jersey City, Trenton, DC, Atlantic City, Newburgh, and New Haven.
It's a good thing he didn't start the thread asking about the eastern seaboard, or who knows how long that list would've been.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:55 PM
 
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I think the label 'dangerous' is overrated. It's not like if you walk through one of these places people living there are going to jump you. Unless there's a mass of criminals in the area on the streets, you should be fine walking through any of those places, even at night. These places may have dangerous looking parts, but it doesn't mean anything is going to happen to you, probably not.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:57 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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1) Camden
2) DC
3) Baltimore
4) Bronx
5) Trenton
6) Newark
7) Irvington
8) Philly
9) Brooklyn
10) Buffalo
11) Rochester
12) Bridgeport
13) Hartford
14) Queens
15) Newburgh
16) Providence
17) Boston
18) Staten Island
19) Manhattan
20) New Haven

EDIT: Forgot Atlantic City - Lump it between Rochester and Bridgeport.
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Old 12-29-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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You left out Buffalo, Rochester, Hartford, Boston, Providence, Bridgeport, Jersey City, Trenton, DC, Atlantic City, Newburgh, and New Haven.
Dang, some of those aren't THAT bad, but some could be added to that list. I would probably take out Providence, New Haven and Boston.

Here's some good information to check out:United States cities by crime rate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Take Queens off the list. The only real BAD neighborhoods are Jamaica and just sections of Far Rockaway. Considering how huge that county is, 2 towns out of about 20 isn't too bad.
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Old 12-29-2008, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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Queens has enough high crime neighborhoods... Corona, Hollis, Flushing, Ozone Park, Ridgewood, Springfield Gardens, and around Roosevelt Ave & 94th in Elmhurst. All of them have their significant share of crime along with Jamaica and Far Rockaway. And there's also the Queensbridge Projects. LIC is a dangerous place in certain parts.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:58 PM
 
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New York City will always have some dangerous portions, but it is still VERY safe for a large city. The same can be said of Boston.

Now Camden is definitely pretty scary... It's probably the worst LOOKING ghetto I've seen in the civilized portions United States (i.e. outside of some deep South shack rot or Appalachian impromptu welded bus homes).
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:20 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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^^^ Boston is actually more dangerous than both New York and Los Angeles.
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Old 12-30-2008, 06:41 AM
 
Location: Scarsdale, NY
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NYC overall is a safe city, but the reality is that there are still neighborhoods that have crime rates that are through the roof. Take a look at Soundview in the Bronx... Murders are up over 1,000% there this year compared to last year! OVER ONE THOUSAND PERCENT.

Traveling into Red Hook, Brooklyn is like stepping back in time 30 years.

There's no doubt that NYC looks better than it did in the 70s. But murders up officially for the first time since 1990 and with the economy the way it is, and with Americans as big of consumers as they are despite the bad economy, I don't think NYC will enjoy it's wealthy population shift to these gentrified neighborhoods much longer. 225,000 private sector jobs are said to be lost by the end of Oct. 2009 in the city. 5,000 NYPD cops are gone. Budget cuts on polic, education, and transportation have been made, which are the most important. And with budget cuts made on those, the little anti-Old New York organizations will fall. The New York City Anti-Graffiti Unit isn't invincible.

Sorry about that... Hate it or love it, the city is in a hole.
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