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View Poll Results: What Cities Are Most Gritty?
Boston 9 9.57%
Providence 7 7.45%
Hartford 9 9.57%
New York City 31 32.98%
Philadelphia 40 42.55%
Pittsburgh 31 32.98%
Buffalo 32 34.04%
Baltimore 36 38.30%
Washington D.C. 16 17.02%
Charlotte 3 3.19%
Atlanta 6 6.38%
Jacksonville 3 3.19%
Tampa 4 4.26%
Miami 8 8.51%
Cleveland 25 26.60%
Columbus 3 3.19%
Cincinnati 17 18.09%
Nashville 2 2.13%
Memphis 12 12.77%
New Orleans 24 25.53%
Detroit 50 53.19%
Indianapolis 4 4.26%
Chicago 26 27.66%
Milwaukee 12 12.77%
St. Louis 30 31.91%
Kansas City 6 6.38%
Minneapolis 3 3.19%
Dallas 2 2.13%
Houston 5 5.32%
Seattle 1 1.06%
Denver 1 1.06%
Phoenix 3 3.19%
Las Vegas 3 3.19%
San Diego 6 6.38%
Los Angeles 11 11.70%
San Francisco 6 6.38%
Portland 1 1.06%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 94. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-21-2008, 02:31 PM
 
Location: LaSalle Park / St. Louis
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Wow. What a tour. Are those areas in the city of San Fran??
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:24 PM
 
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San Francisco overall doesn't hold a candle to any rustbelt cities in terms of number of crumbling and abandoned buildings and such, but it does have it's gritty areas...which I think is especially reflected in the general dirtiness and vibe of those areas.

I know that many people don't realize that SF has parts like this, so here are a bunch of pics from some of the grittier areas of San Francisco:

























































































































More pics, taken from MapJack (Beta) - Your City Online, of parts of Hunters Point, Visitacion Valley, and Potrero Hill:




































































































































































































































































































Are the second set of pictures of Potrero Hill and Fillmore? Is the first set of the Mission neighborhood?
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Old 10-21-2008, 03:30 PM
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Location: Oakland
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Wow. What a tour. Are those areas in the city of San Fran??
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Are the second set of pictures of Potrero Hill and Fillmore? Is the first set of the Mission neighborhood?
Yeah, those are all in the city of San Francisco. The first set is from the Mission District, with the last few of some projects in the Fillmore district.

The second set (mapjack pictures) starts with the Potrero hill projects, followed by the Sunnydale Projects in Visitacion valley, and then residential areas, various housing projects, and industrial areas, all in Hunters Point.

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Old 10-21-2008, 03:52 PM
 
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For my city, you can take a tour this way:Syracuse, NY - Google Maps

I suggest the neighborhoods around downtown, especially south and west. Eventhough some don't look as gritty as others, you would be surprised which neighborhoods are rougher than others. This starts on the city's Near West side, as the neighborhood is called.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:01 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I'd like to know who wanted Portland on that list. It's about the least "gritty" city I've ever seen.
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Old 10-21-2008, 04:21 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I'd like to know who wanted Portland on that list. It's about the least "gritty" city I've ever seen.
I put Portland and others on the list simply because I knew someone would complain if I didn't.
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Old 10-21-2008, 06:27 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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Thats a lot of photos, rah. You should have just created a flickr album and posted a link.
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