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Old 04-17-2010, 05:08 PM
 
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Today I was walking down 8th Avenue and at the corner of 35th street in a doorway was a tranny hooker (man dressed as a woman) surrounded by people who must have been the most frightening I have ever seen in a good long while. I remember in 1979 i saw this exact same thing 12 blocks uptown and literally ran away from it (back then i had never seen that)

Has the old 8th Avenue red light district in the theater area moved down to the 30's, or has it always been like that in the 30's?
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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It has always been creepy and is still creepy.Definitely one of the creepiest areas in all of Manhattan.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:17 PM
 
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creepy is a good way to describe it. not drunks or even aggressive people selling things, but exactly the same types of people i saw in 1979 at the corner of 47th street. maybe a combo of homeless and drug addicted? there was a distinct aura about them that i remembered.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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creepy is a good way to describe it. not drunks or even aggressive people selling things, but exactly the same types of people i saw in 1979 at the corner of 47th street. maybe a combo of homeless and drug addicted? there was a distinct aura about them that i remembered.
It's even creepier at night,as I'm sure you can imagine.I saw a post on CD once where people said it was ok to walk from Penn Station to the Port Authority late at night.
LOL,can you imagine someone from Iowa walking across that at midnight ?
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:41 PM
 
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in that area there were several types of characters hanging around but it seems that whenever there are the tranny hustlers there are other types of people hanging around that are "creepy". there is a distinct creepiness to them that the drug dealers and winos don't have. or is it just a coincidence?
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:45 PM
 
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I can't imagine frightening tranny hooker action going on at 35th Street... 37th and 8th has a peep show booth/adult DVD shop, Latino dive bar (with my favorite bar name ever: "The Distinguished Wakamba Cocktail Lounge"), and some other crappy Old Times Square kinda holdouts, but the buildings on both sides of 8th at 35th have been renovated and are all glassy lobby type buildings I think, right?

I've definitely walked 8th b/t 34 and 42 at crazy hours of the night and it's been fine and I'd say it's relatively safe at all hours. People from Iowa? Who knows, they might be just as into crazy tranny action as the next guy.
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Old 04-17-2010, 05:48 PM
 
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shop at the Joey Store on 36th and 8th and those jeans stores on 8th and occasionally see hetero hustler action but not that kind of sight on the street. i thought that kind of sight (multiple people hanging around) was gone for good
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:03 PM
 
Location: Astoria, NY
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I'm a Minnesota girl and when I lived in NYC previously I was in this area a lot (a volunteer job I had was near Penn Station) - I walked those streets at all sorts of times and never had a problem. It was a tad dirty/creepy, but I just kept my eyes straight ahead and walked to my destination. Often my long legged, blonde friend would get whistled at, but that's pretty common place for being female in NYC!
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Old 04-17-2010, 06:11 PM
 
Location: BK All Day
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I walk up there a bunch to go to Mood Fabric... never really noticed anything except tourists lost on their way to Macys
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Old 04-17-2010, 09:01 PM
 
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HA HA HA your afraid of a TRANNY............LOL they are so cool...lol....there is a Promoter Sunny Dee Lite who has parties in that area a few times a month look her up maybe make friends with her so when you do BUMP into her associates you will not be afraid and better acquainted...and like the OP said those buildings YOU CLAIM are scary and run down have been Revamped and most likely look better then the one you dwell in........... Sounds to me more like youhave a vendetta against trannys MORE then anything else.......
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