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Old 12-26-2007, 01:51 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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vans, not by me........but the cops do maintain their presence.
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Old 12-26-2007, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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Its very strange...but so long as it keeps the "element" in check....I have to think it is a good thing.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:37 PM
 
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Default Station safety

I just discovered this thread while doing some research on the area. I grew up in Parkchester, leaving when my parents fled to the burbs in 1956. Now in my dotage I'm trying to model the Pelham elevated line in HO scale from Whitlock to Pelham Bay Park. I've mined the NYCsubway.org and NY Public Library sites for photos and done my own research, having photographed the Parkchester and Castle Hill stations. My question is whether it would be safe just to walk around the streets next to the stations to photograph them. I need Whitlock, Elder, Soundview, St. Lawrence, Zerega, Westchester Square, Middletown, Buhre and Pelham Bay Park. Next time I'm in the city I plan to ride the 6 and get off at as many stops as possible. Are there any stops where a guy with an expensive camera should not go? Thanks.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:54 PM
 
Location: bronx - north
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if you go during the day, you should be fine. Westchester square, parkchester, zerega should be fine.
Now elder, wihtlock, soundview/morrison stops i'll be more careful than usual whether it's daytime or night-time.
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Old 01-25-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks very much for the info.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:17 AM
 
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Default Soundview

In was born and raised at 800 Soundview Ave Bronx ny 10473 Apt 12G Lived there for 19 years and moved out in 82. I often go back there to Monroe Projects. Truly it is the land of the lost. If you go to the projects go early in the morning because the crack heads are still sleep. Bad news there however I go back because I have family there. Bottom line watch your back always
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:20 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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In was born and raised at 800 Soundview Ave Bronx ny 10473 Apt 12G Lived there for 19 years and moved out in 82. I often go back there to Monroe Projects. Truly it is the land of the lost. If you go to the projects go early in the morning because the crack heads are still sleep. Bad news there however I go back because I have family there. Bottom line watch your back always
I heard that Soundview has some nice areas. When I visit I see a bunch of houses. Maybe I was in the good part. But I have never seen the projects there. The closest I was to them was on Stratford avenue and 174th I think. It wasn't intimidated although it did look like the hood.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:30 AM
 
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I think the roughest part is from Bruckner blvd to the Cross bx from the Bx River to the Bx River Pkwy, with the streets between Watson and Westchester Ave's being the roughest
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:33 AM
 
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Default James Monroe Projects

James Monroe is surrounded by Soundview ave (West)
Story ave (North) Taylor Ave (East) Lafayette Ave (South)
I grew up with Ed Pickney (Vilanova Basketball) He is one that I know made it to the NBA. I went into the Air Force for 20 years and now live in NJ. I know Monroe when it was Beautiful and had Grass all over and White People! Now, Forget about it! Crazy land of the forgotten and contained by the 43rd Precinct. I go for family and my good memories of how it used to be. I grew up there. Went to PS 100, IS 131 and made my way to Queens (Aviation HS) that was my big break and I moved on from there. If you have no reason to be there then there is no reason to be there. HOWEVER the 10473 is and will always be where I am from.
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Old 05-01-2008, 11:42 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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I always find it so strange to hear about how the Bronx was all white people, jews, etc. It just seems so foreign to me b/c while I was growing up there were NONE, as in 0, white people. Now there are a few...and growing.....
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