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Old 07-19-2013, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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If he lived in NYC in the 1980s, yes, it was that bad when he lived in NYC ("back in the day").

Now, however, the crime rate is far, far lower in NYC than in Kansas City, where apparently you are from. It is a very safe city.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:52 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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thanks guys for all the input!!!
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:32 PM
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Maybe decades ago. Now NYC is one of the safest big cities in America, if not the safest.
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Old 07-19-2013, 02:42 PM
 
Location: USA
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i don't know if someone might snatch your mac,
but it is possible if you're just out using it in
public without paying attention to who might
run up on you.
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Old 07-20-2013, 10:07 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Umm, no. Just be aware, don't flash cash, and you'll be fine.
huh? i see people all the time on subway cars putting away wads of cash after buying a metrocard. Nobody cares or bothers them

people here only rob for jet money
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Old 07-21-2013, 02:44 PM
 
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Mayor Bloomberg was on the radio this morning quoting statistics on how safe NYC has become compared to other cites.
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:05 AM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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NYC is quite safe but of course it can't be perfect.

Peers I've talked to whom were around in the 80s and 90s have told me it was very dangerous back then.. They compare it to nowadays and tell me it has changed drastically. I'm happy I'm a 90s baby.. Wouldn't want to live in those times, haha
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:12 AM
 
Location: New York City
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NYC is quite safe but of course it can't be perfect.

Peers I've talked to whom were around in the 80s and 90s have told me it was very dangerous back then.. They compare it to nowadays and tell me it has changed drastically. I'm happy I'm a 90s baby.. Wouldn't want to live in those times, haha
A guy I knew who grew up in the Bronx told me about what was called pocket tapping (probably up until mid-90s). Thugs would come up to you and feel out your pockets to see if there was anything of value in there. If you were smart, you let the guy do his recon and take what he wanted and then you were on your way
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:29 AM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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A guy I knew who grew up in the Bronx told me about what was called pocket tapping (probably up until mid-90s). Thugs would come up to you and feel out your pockets to see if there was anything of value in there. If you were smart, you let the guy do his recon and take what he wanted and then you were on your way
I've actually heard stories like that from friends/schoolmates back when I was in junior high school, haha.. I'm sure that goes on today as well, just not as much compared to way back :P
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