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Old 10-17-2011, 11:36 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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Queens has the 2nd lowest crime out of the 5 boroughs so far this year, only Staten Island has less crime, and The Bronx has the highest, slightly surpassing Brooklyn.

Threads like this make me wish Hustla was still here.
People need to understand that nyc is a beast, and its not like other major cities like tokyo or dubai, london or even cairo. Theres differences, customs, different cultures, creeds, different business culture from sellings drugs up in the heights to selling stocks down in wall street. Nyc is not a homogenous place so therefore there is going to be crime and other social ills aswell as vices and vanities. Hustla718 was no joke. Then again everyone is entitled to their own opinion. If anything you guys should say the bronx is the worst place in america!

 
Old 10-18-2011, 06:19 AM
 
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You see this is what irks me. You were going just fine until you got to that part. I repeat, you went through a nice, safe, area of the Bronx. How the hell does that small area make the entire Bronx safe? Do you not understand the fallacy in your illogical statement?

Hey guys look! I'm riding through Bay Ridge..pstt Brooklyn is not so bad after all. LOL

The MAJORITY of the Bronx is sketchy to dangerous. The MAJORITY of
Queens is safe. You went through ONE area of the Bronx, that is not enough to say that you can live in the Bronx and that the Bronx is not that bad. The Bronx get's it's bad reputation because of uhh..THE BAD NEIGHBORHOODS, not no freaking safe little neighborhood. C'mon man. I invite you to get off the 183rd street stop on the 4 train. Stay outside and watch you cry home to mommy. You want to act hard and stuff? Then go to an actual hood and stop boasting that you can make it here, when in actuality many people lose their lives trying to get out of here.

I wonder how you would have reacted when the first time you take your girlfriend out on a date, you see the lifeless body of a man, lying dead on E 180th and Hughes in East Tremont, who you just saw alive and well the day before.

How you would have reacted when you come home to your building on W 183rd street in University Heights at 3 am in the morning, and as soon as you step into the lobby you are surrounded by teenagers offering you all kinds of drugs. You see heroin, crack, coke, marijuana, picked out of secret compartments and being shoved into your face.

I could go on.

West Palm Beach aint nothing. You try to make it seem so hard. Maybe I should bike ride down a nice suburban street filled with palm trees,proceed to get on city data, and brag about how safe it is.

Hunts Point as an example, if it where it's own city, would fall roughly into the top 5 in every single crime category in the US.

Mott Haven's robbery and assault rates would rank in among the worst in the country.

The Bronx is majority slummy, poor, and high crime. NO other borough can say that.

You should write this instead:

I passed through a nice neighborhood in the Bronx. I realized that the Bronx is not ENTIRELY bad, and I can live in THAT neighborhood with no problem.


yaaaaaaaaawn. yaaaaaaaawn. yaaaaawn. my dude, you are really an old disgruntled man who has some rusty pipe up ass butthole. who said ANYTHING about being hard or trying to be hood? its nothing like that my dude. my parents raised me pretty well and i work two jobs and plan on going to school so for you to make some assertion like that is stupid. despite living in some crappy areas i was raised well and know better than try to waste my time trying to be hood. i dont know how many times i can emphasize that i know there is bad areas of the bronx. im not trying to compare hoods im just saying compared to where i live which was really bad then coming over to the bronx it was surprising. what dont you understand?

dont tell me what i should write its my thread lmao. im just giving my opinion and sorry you guys took it as me saying the bronx was a "paradise" like you guys took it as. how about if i want to live on those areas where you pointed out? listen the bronx isnt some third world country. thats all i am really saying.

dude, theres surely a nice area of west palm beach but try coming through tamarind ave and you'll see another side of west palm beach that you would not believe. its unbelieveably ghetto and rampant.

this argument is pretty meaningless.....lol
 
Old 10-18-2011, 06:52 AM
 
Location: Bronx
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Theres places in america thats worse than the bronx like new orleans or cincinatti or oakland. Problem with bronxites on this thread and also other new yorkers give the bronx a bad rep. If the op likes the bronx good for him. Bad things can happen anywhere in this city, havimg some dominican stab you in the bronx, to having a black guy rob you at gun point im fort green brooklyn, to having a a horny asian guy in queens try to rape your mother or sister, to having bat wielding italians in staten islands to having a jew ponzi scam you on wall street. No offense and im not being rascist.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 07:30 AM
 
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We should also keep in mind that posters like SuperWario, for example, live in extreme generational poverty in dangerous buildings or housing projects. To these people, nothing has changed and the city (or rather their specific environment) is as dangerous and deadly as it ever was. As a result, their view of the city, or rather the Bronx, is a reflection of their personal, day-to-day challenges which never change...and it would be difficult to accept someone else's opinion which differs from theirs. The opposite extreme would be a wealthy Riverdale resident who enjoys the finer things, and thinks NYC is wonderful and a paradise, because they are shielded from all the problems.

Neither one is representative of the borough, but both have merit. I personally am very bullish on the borough based on the massive investment, the repositioning of lower class communities to middle income residents, the new residents moving in/buying, the proximity to the city (15 minutes to 14th st from 138th street in Mott Haven), and the continued affordability in a sea of overpriced real estate.

The Bronx's reputation was earned, no doubt, but it is outdated, and really driven by drugs, like most crime in NYC. If you keep your nose clean and use basic street smarts, and realize the homies are not your friends no matter how many times they say "sup" to you, you can live reasonably well.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 09:42 AM
 
Location: Queens THE REAL international city
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We should also keep in mind that posters like SuperWario, for example, live in extreme generational poverty in dangerous buildings or housing projects. To these people, nothing has changed and the city (or rather their specific environment) is as dangerous and deadly as it ever was. As a result, their view of the city, or rather the Bronx, is a reflection of their personal, day-to-day challenges which never change...and it would be difficult to accept someone else's opinion which differs from theirs. The opposite extreme would be a wealthy Riverdale resident who enjoys the finer things, and thinks NYC is wonderful and a paradise, because they are shielded from all the problems.

Neither one is representative of the borough, but both have merit. I personally am very bullish on the borough based on the massive investment, the repositioning of lower class communities to middle income residents, the new residents moving in/buying, the proximity to the city (15 minutes to 14th st from 138th street in Mott Haven), and the continued affordability in a sea of overpriced real estate.

The Bronx's reputation was earned, no doubt, but it is outdated, and really driven by drugs, like most crime in NYC. If you keep your nose clean and use basic street smarts, and realize the homies are not your friends no matter how many times they say "sup" to you, you can live reasonably well.

END OF THREAD!

Now, everyone:
GET.
OFF.

MY.
DAMN.
LAWN!!
 
Old 10-18-2011, 09:58 AM
 
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Heh, when I transfered high schools to this urban transfer school in downtown manhattan, everyday the hoodest kids would all get together...from all the different boroughs/hoods, (east ny, BK, harlem, BX) and argue about whos hood was tougher. It was actually one of the funniest things I've ever witnessed. When you go to a school in a specific hood, its solely about that hood. So to see all these random hood kids from everywhere, with their little different perks, arguing over this was just so entertaining to me.

You had the brooklyn kid saying "nikka harlem? HARLEM? hahahahaha, I bet you every corner of brooklyn could take harlem easy. Matter fact, PARK SLOPE TOO." There weren't many BX kids in the school, so one day they all ganged up on this kid from the bronx. All I remember hearing was the bronx kid saying "WHAT? WHAT? SO? THAT DON'T EVEN MATTER, EVERY BOROUGH GOT ***** PARTS"

The Bronx is not the wasteland its made out to be, and I have the UN of hood kids to back me up on that too XD.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 12:44 PM
 
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Not completely true.

Some of The Bronx was a disaster but Riverdale,Van Cortlandt Village,Mosholu Parkway,Woodlawn,Pelham Parkway,Morris Park,Pelham Bay,Country Club,Throg's Neck,etc were never a disaster.They were and remained solid middle class enclaves through it all.
Even the Pelham Bay area is slowly going down the tubes. I grew up there, and left about 5 years ago because it's getting to the point where you can't own a nice car or have a house without a burglar alarm. Almost everyone I know that still lives there and has a halfway decent car has woken up to missing tires, headlights, and/or side view mirrors.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 12:46 PM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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And here we go again............
 
Old 10-18-2011, 12:47 PM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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Even the Pelham Bay area is slowly going down the tubes. I grew up there, and left about 5 years ago because it's getting to the point where you can't own a nice car or have a house without a burglar alarm. Almost everyone I know that still lives there and has a halfway decent car has woken up to missing tires, headlights, and/or side view mirrors.
I live in an "ok" area in North Bergen NJ and this is pretty common. As a matter of fact go to any somewhat urban neighborhood and you'll see it.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 12:51 PM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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dude, theres surely a nice area of west palm beach but try coming through tamarind ave and you'll see another side of west palm beach that you would not believe. its unbelieveably ghetto and rampant.

this argument is pretty meaningless.....lol
You summed it up with your last sentence. All these threads turn into are kids getting upset over who's got the "harder hoods".
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