Went to Downtown Newark first time - Ghetto people & got Scared! (Union: shop, suburbs)
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You must get frightened easily.- - I drive thru downtown on my way into Ironbound to school every day, What you and I see although the same, couldnt be decribed more differently. While you seem to re-coil at the scene, I embrace it. New arena,s. freshly paved Market St, a downtown that has virtually been rebuilt. You see "Ghetto people" - ??? I see Cultural divercity.. If you got uptight at Downtown Newark in 2010- I cant imagine what you would have thought even 10 years ago > never mind when Springfield ave was burning in the 60,s - now that was scary
Ive lived in Paterson for a long time ,until recently.
Now that city didnt get any of the budget that Newark or Jersey City did for "urban renewal"- That is truely one of Jersey,s forgotten cities- hell ,not even a movie theatre in Paterson- garbage all over ,and none of the projects that Newark has going. - but thats a different post - - - -
Sport teams are fighting for the chance to be part of Newarks changing landscape. Ugly sections are being redone all over the city , not just Downtown, people (for the most part)-have found a sence of pride- - Sorry that you were scared- I think you should use Mapquest and find a new route to go-
Better that you concentrate on driving safely ,than freaking out & rolling up the windows when someone walks over ,and asks if you want to buy the StarLedger at a redlight* * *
You said that you can prove that blacks make the "trek" out to Livingston Mall. I assume that you mean blacks from Newark because you use the word "trek." You said you can prove it, so provide the proof.
You told me to go to Newark and start snapping pictures for proof. First of all, I live in Newark. Why do you assume that I do not? Anyway, you stated that YOU could provide proof, and I am still waiting for such proof.
Who the hell are you to encourage anybody to do anything, let alone African Americans? On top of that, you are basing your sociological studies of urban black culture on "Good Times ?!?!?!?!!!!" Your statements go way beyond insensitive and are firmly lodged in the category of racist. I think racism is so natural and second-hand to you that you are not even aware how of how deeply you suffer from it."
How can those black religious people curse and then find a passage in the bible that says it ok? LOL They call him the devil cause he is WHITE?!?
To you, this seems crazy. To me, that's everyday things in downtown Newark. Those guys are a cult, talking about righteousness and all that foolishness. They're looking for a sense of direction because they have none so they get into that little cult mess to i guess, have a prupose in their life. Pay them no mind. They get around. Sometimes they're in Manhattan around 34th Street and 7th Avenue doing the same thing. You need to get around more. I love it when people, not talking about you, say so much about the state of New Jersey but yet the only thing they know about Broad and Market Street in downtown Newark is what other people have said about it.
And yes, there was an Old Navy in Newark. There's also a Gamestop, a Bank of America, a Subway, a McDonald's (it's always been there), as well as the Children's Store I believe. I don't shop in downtown Newark though. Not even for clothes, they're overpriced and they don't have my style of clothes.
Yeah. It was on the north side of Market St. just west of Halsey St. It didn't last too long. I actually got some really great deals there.
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