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Old 10-12-2011, 12:09 PM
 
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Recently moved to Chinatown and am staying with a Chinese friend of mine. Across the street, there are housing projects lining the river underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Everynight (7 days a week), thugs hang around outside, blast loud music, and shout loudly. Last night at around 9pm, I heard pop-pop-pop-pop, and saw several of these thug vermin running out of the courtyard. This happened late Saturday as well. Who knew that a mere 15 minute walk from Wall Street was a war zone?
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:14 PM
 
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Welcome to New York.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:15 PM
 
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:20 PM
 
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I usually see the vermin running in and out of all the chinese restaurants...how anyone can eat there is mind boggling. They are probably trying to scare the rats back into the restaurants.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:27 PM
 
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Recently moved to Chinatown and am staying with a Chinese friend of mine. Across the street, there are housing projects lining the river underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Everynight (7 days a week), thugs hang around outside, blast loud music, and shout loudly. Last night at around 9pm, I heard pop-pop-pop-pop, and saw several of these thug vermin running out of the courtyard. This happened late Saturday as well. Who knew that a mere 15 minute walk from Wall Street was a war zone?
I say enjoy it while you can. You, my friend, have found one of the last pockets of under-gentrified Manhattan. Imagine that on a 15-20 block radius from where you are, and that was the LES of years long past.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:32 PM
 
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I say enjoy it while you can. You, my friend, have found one of the last pockets of under-gentrified Manhattan. Imagine that on a 15-20 block radius from where you are, and that was the LES of years long past.
Lucky me. Just hope that when I am walking home at 9pm I don't get hit by a stray bullet.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:33 PM
 
Location: NY,NY
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Recently moved to Chinatown and am staying with a Chinese friend of mine. Across the street, there are housing projects lining the river underneath the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges. Everynight (7 days a week), thugs hang around outside, blast loud music, and shout loudly. Last night at around 9pm, I heard pop-pop-pop-pop, and saw several of these thug vermin running out of the courtyard. This happened late Saturday as well. Who knew that a mere 15 minute walk from Wall Street was a war zone?
Everybody but you, apparently!

Count yourself lucky, that times have changed and there isn't a Chinese gang war. What you are experiencing is nothing compared to what was.

A Journey through Chinatown
New York City Chinatown > Newspaper Articles
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:46 PM
 
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Everybody but you, apparently!

Count yourself lucky, that times have changed and there isn't a Chinese gang war. What you are experiencing is nothing compared to what was.

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Thanks for that article, coltrane. Great read.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:49 PM
 
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Welcome to New York.
It is not bad everywhere.
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Old 10-12-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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It is not bad everywhere.
Yes, but there are lots of "bad" blocks smack-dab next to "good" ones. I'm just saying. It's pretty normal to me.
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