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Old 01-08-2008, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Pawleys Island, SC
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Default Far Rockaway Pct tops city in highest crime

The 101 Pct was listed as incurring the highest crime percentage increase in 2007. It is far from the most dangerous neighborhoods in NYC but it is sad to see since there is so much potential for an oceanfront community. I don't know if the area will ever rebound from the horrendous city planning of the 60's placing such an overwhelming amount of public housing there, destroying acres & acres of bungalows for some type of development that never occurred and allowing dozens of mental health facilities to operate in sub-par conditions.

Here is the article:
101st precinct tops list for worst crime
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, the Iron City!!!
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One of the huge problems with New York City, is that to live by the water, you either have to be extremely rich OR extremely poor....

Far Rockaway has so much Section 8 housing, that gangs have taken over and the area looks more like East St. Louis than anywhere else I've ever been!

However, only a hop, skip & a jump away is Brighton Beach.... and the Russian Mob and the Jews keep that place locked down tighter than a diamond mine in a virgin's womb!!! When my gal & I walked the area one weekend, we could pick out the Russian mob guys, by their tattooes and the way they carried themselves, and they would eyeball anyone who even remotely appeared to be a threat.
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Old 08-02-2008, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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However, only a hop, skip & a jump away is Brighton Beach.... and the Russian Mob and the Jews keep that place locked down tighter than a diamond mine in a virgin's womb!!!

"And the Jews." So now we know where your head is at. If this was my forum, you'd be banned for your wonderful, open minded views.
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Old 08-02-2008, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Oh Lawdy Lawd... those Jews... always keeping the hood on lockdown. Remember to keep your head correct next time you're in Borough Park, too.
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Old 08-03-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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I hate when people use statistics in this way. Highest percentage increase is not highest crime rate. Which is more dangerous?

City A
2007: 10,000 crimes. 2008: 11,000 crimes. % increase: 10%

City B
2007: 1 crime. 2008: 2 crimes. % increase: 100%

Get it? % increase in crime does not mean it's the most dangerous place.

Last edited by Classicalguy; 08-03-2008 at 06:25 PM..
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Old 08-04-2008, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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That's the game played by our friendly local media. They love to deal in percentages while conveniently leaving out the actual numbers involved.
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Old 08-04-2008, 03:49 PM
 
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I agree Fred. The media in the US, once the best in the world, is quickly turning into a joke. Lots of sensationalism and little substance. Soundbites don't tell the whole story.
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Old 08-04-2008, 05:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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As to the original idea of this thread--doesn't it seem like Far Rockaway is getting treated just like The Bronx was for many years? But now that there's been a campaign to attract people with money (notice how the westernmost slice of the area, up against the border with Nassau County, has lately been called "West Lawrence" by realtors), you can bet that the portrayal of this corner of the city will change.
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Old 05-31-2010, 02:00 AM
 
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how is collier ave? my kids are thinking about moving there..they have a 2 year old and infant hows the neighborhood>?for a young couple with babies..curious
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Old 05-31-2010, 06:14 AM
 
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"And the Jews." So now we know where your head is at. If this was my forum, you'd be banned for your wonderful, open minded views.
So it is ok to say that the russians have brighton down tight but not ok for him to say jews. come on. h
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