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Old 01-16-2010, 07:32 PM
 
Location: Marble Hill
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Hi JaasNYC.

Can you expand on what you mean when you say that it's 'different when you go deeper into Bushwick'? We were walking around there today (Harman, Wilson, Himrod, etc.), so I'm curious if you mean it's better, worse or just not the same.

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Old 01-17-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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More hanging out, noise, and projects. I rarely see people hanging out in the low rise pjs though. They're usually quiet. It's the small apartment houses on the side streets with noise and stoop sitters. Personally, I don't like the "enegry" I feel walking around there but I'm sure others may feel differently.
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Old 01-31-2010, 09:30 AM
 
Location: Marble Hill
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I see. Ok. That's helpful. I guess that feeling goes for Halsey and Jefferson? I really haven't spent any time around there, but my wife and I are looking for a place to move to from way up here in Marble Hill. On the map it looks like a convenient area for both of us, and it's affordable.
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Old 01-31-2010, 12:00 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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I see. Ok. That's helpful. I guess that feeling goes for Halsey and Jefferson? I really haven't spent any time around there, but my wife and I are looking for a place to move to from way up here in Marble Hill. On the map it looks like a convenient area for both of us, and it's affordable.
if you're accustomed to living in the hood then you'll be ok. i wouldnt reccomend anything east of halsey street however.
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Old 02-01-2010, 07:52 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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How would you describe the area around Gates Ave on the J line.
Well, let's put it this way: the Gates Avenue people thought of 25 years ago is not exactly the Gates Avenue of 2010. And by way of example: one afternoon (this was when I was still a conductor), I was working on the J line, and when my train got to Gates Avenue, I saw a young Hasidic Jewish woman exit the train with her baby stroller. If that doesn't demonstrate change, I don't know what does!
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Old 02-02-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Family 2 blocks away. Its the hood thru and thru.

Is it like how it was described in the Bronx is burning 4 cops to any call? No. But i wouldnt move there nothing around.
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Old 02-02-2010, 11:31 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Family 2 blocks away. Its the hood thru and thru.

Is it like how it was described in the Bronx is burning 4 cops to any call? No. But i wouldnt move there nothing around.
Maybe I don't know what hood is but I would not describe the immediate area around Gates & Broadway/Bushwick as "hood thru and thru." Actually, I'm not sure I'd call Bushwick (today) hood thru and thru. But it could just be what I remember hood really was growing up. There is definitely a hood presence but there's also a hipster presence and a working class professional presence. At this point no one has the majority; so who wins the title?

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Old 02-02-2010, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Back in the gym...Yo Adrian!
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During the day it's sketchy but not horrible, at night you'd be taking chances, especially walking the streets beneath the El which are very dark, even during the daylight hours. Use common sense and situational awareness when walking around the neighborhood (no ipods plugged into your ears) and you should be alright.
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Old 02-02-2010, 04:17 PM
 
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bushwick is the hood 1 time i seen some1 gettin chased down with a gun b4
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:37 AM
 
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Maybe I don't know what hood is but I would not describe the immediate area around Gates & Broadway/Bushwick as "hood thru and thru." Actually, I'm not sure I'd call Bushwick (today) hood thru and thru. But it could just be what I remember hood really was growing up. There is definitely a hood presence but there's also a hipster presence and a working class professional presence. At this point no one has the majority; so who wins the title?

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While there may be other types around, there is very little in the area that caters to them. Its the hood because there are very little amenities and isnt that far removed from when it was one of the worst parts of the city.
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