U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 1.5 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
Jump to a detailed profile or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Business Search - 14 Million verified businesses
Search for:  near: 
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 08-14-2007, 12:40 PM
 
1,536 posts, read 302,855 times
Reputation: -80

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by rlrl View Post
Hustla, Soundview or the area to the west of the Bx River, W. Farms, Morrisania, Hunts point etc? I always thought Soundview was better, quieter, safer because it's technically on the eastern half of the boro which site east of the bx River and I see a lot of small houses there
The neighborhoods mentioned are also nearby high crime/poverty neighborhoods. The poverty and crime did not stop at the river. The houses in Soundview are multifamily and as a result many have become room for rent. Some city SRO's. Small apartment buildings. Used to be a good amount of abandoned houses but most have been renovated by now. There are also tenements scattered around and high concentrations of them by the El as you see in the above photos. There are also a ton of NYCHA developments in the Soundview area, mostly built in the 1950's. One of the largest concentrations of public housing in the country. Also plenty of HUD, section 8, and other low income/subsidized housing.

It also contains a high crime Operation Impact Zone and two Operation Impact transit stations. In the early 90's it was selected for Operation Weed And Seed along with Mott Haven and East NY.

At it's peak the local precinct (43rd) had 70 murders a year, most of these murders occured in the Soundview area.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 08-14-2007, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
2,369 posts, read 4,487,648 times
Reputation: 624
New York City in its peak year had about 2,300 homicides.How many of those were in the Bronx?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2007, 12:57 PM
 
1,536 posts, read 302,855 times
Reputation: -80
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTownNative View Post
New York City in its peak year had about 2,300 homicides.How many of those were in the Bronx?
Almost 700.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2007, 12:59 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
2,369 posts, read 4,487,648 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustla718 View Post
Almost 700.
That probably wasn't a very good place to be in the early '90s,and it probably still isn't.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2007, 03:34 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
2,369 posts, read 4,487,648 times
Reputation: 624
Thanks for all the info so far Hustla718.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2007, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
1,992 posts, read 5,246,855 times
Reputation: 1021
Soudview is one tough nabe. I believe it is the car theft capitol of NYC.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-14-2007, 06:32 PM
009
 
1,119 posts, read 4,411,184 times
Reputation: 532
Quote:
Originally Posted by SilkCity0416 View Post
Soudview is one tough nabe. I believe it is the car theft capitol of NYC.
I thought it was Stapleton or St. George in SI...
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
2,369 posts, read 4,487,648 times
Reputation: 624
What is the percentge of different races here like black,white,hispanic,asian?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 03:25 PM
 
1,536 posts, read 302,855 times
Reputation: -80
Quote:
Originally Posted by CTownNative View Post
What is the percentge of different races here like black,white,hispanic,asian?
Soundview is almost entirely Black and Hispanic. These days more Hispanic then anything. Over 50%. Largest Hispanic group in the area is Puerto Rican. Largest Black group is African American. There is a good number of Jamaicans, Africans, and Dominicans on certain blocks in the neighborhood these days.

In 1999 an African immigrant, Amadou Diallo, was gunned down in the Soundview area by a plain clothes NYPD unit. He was mistaken for the worst rapist in NYC history, who was also a resident of the neighborhood. Diallo was unarmed but did not know english well (also nervous) and was shot at 41 times as he reached for his wallet to show identification.

Mural dedicated to Diallo, down the block from where he was shot:





Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 08-15-2007, 03:37 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs,CO
2,369 posts, read 4,487,648 times
Reputation: 624
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustla718 View Post
Soundview is almost entirely Black and Hispanic. These days more Hispanic then anything. Over 50%. Largest Hispanic group in the area is Puerto Rican. Largest Black group is African American. There is a good number of Jamaicans, Africans, and Dominicans on certain blocks in the neighborhood these days.

In 1999 an African immigrant, Amadou Diallo, was gunned down in the Soundview area by a plain clothes NYPD unit. He was mistaken for the worst rapist in NYC history, who was also a resident of the neighborhood. Diallo was unarmed but did not know english well (also nervous) and was shot at 41 times as he reached for his wallet to show identification.

Mural dedicated to Diallo, down the block from where he was shot:





Thats messed up they shot him like that.Is there alot of racial tension there between the Hispanics and African Americans?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:




Over $84,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City

All times are GMT -6.

2005-2014, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 - Top