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Old 11-04-2011, 07:58 AM
 
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It would be dumb for you to walk through any neighborhood at night.
not where I live. And that goes for many other areas as well.
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:05 AM
 
Location: Massapequa Park
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Compared to the really shady parts of Brooklyn and the South Bronx, I dont really think there *are* any really bad areas of Long Island. I am close to Hempstead and I dont feel uncomfortable walking around there at night. Sure, there is a high percentage of minorities and low income housing in the "less desirable" parts, but its not like you are going to get kidnapped or killed if your car gets stuck on the road at 1 am on any night..lol..
Walking around Hempstead at night is a terrible idea, Period. Things like this> http://www.longislandpress.com/2011/...-in-hempstead/ happen on a regular basis.

And no, this is not true for most towns on LI.
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:15 AM
 
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not where I live. And that goes for many other areas as well.
Sure. Oh, and u cant forget about the raccoons, opossums, and loose dogs that like to come out at night
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:17 AM
 
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Sure. Oh, and u cant forget about the raccoons, opossums, and loose dogs that like to come out at night
just when you think you've heard it all on this board.

loose dogs? where Moderator cut: language deleted do you live? Willets Point?

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Old 11-04-2011, 12:23 PM
 
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not where I live. And that goes for many other areas as well.
IMO, nothing good happens after 12 midnight. It doesn't matter where you live. There's always some shady Moderator cut: language looking to start trouble.

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Old 11-05-2011, 04:07 PM
 
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There are no truly bad areas on Long Island.

Most areas that some people here consider bad are just slightly worn suburban neighborhoods with less-frequently updated houses and some crime in the summer months (that usually only affects ppl involved in the street life). Even in those areas, you can still have a good quality of life as long as you use your brain and don't hang out with the wrong people and in the wrong spots (and are willing to send your kids to private school if the school district is bad).

If people on LI wanna see an actual bad area, they can go to Camden, inner-Newark, South Bronx or Brownsville. These little so-called "bad areas" on LI make those places look like Beverly Hills.

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Old 11-05-2011, 07:13 PM
 
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What are the absolute worst areas of Long Island? I believe Wyandanch, Hempstead, New Cassel, Brentwood and Mastic. I know Mastic is not as full of crime as the others but looks should count as well. Would like to see the results!
other than a few high end areas, most of long island is now disgusting. Thanks to all that diversity
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:36 PM
 
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other than a few high end areas, most of long island is now disgusting. Thanks to all that diversity
The high-end areas tend to actually be more diverse than most of the middle class areas on LI.

Manhasset for example is almost 40% minority now. Old Westbury and Dix Hills have a noticeable minority presence as well. Most other very affluent areas except for the WASPY 'Long Island Sound' towns have a notable level of diversity.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:41 PM
 
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I've always considered a place diverse if there was a diversity of religious, ethnic and political/economic view points, regardless of skin color.
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Old 11-05-2011, 08:19 PM
 
Location: Long Island, NY
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Tell that to the many college kids that get beat and robbed around the surrounding area of Hofstra University. Park your car down one of the side streets by the bars over there and you're like a sitting duck waiting to be robbed.
Uhm I have and nothing bad happened. Used to go to this bar called Bogarts with a bunch of Hofstra law students. Sure, the crowd late night on Hofstras campus can get rowdy but just exercise common sense! Stereotype much?
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