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Old 08-17-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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Question: Is Peekskill considered upstate NY?

 
Old 08-17-2010, 12:07 PM
 
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Question: Is Peekskill considered upstate NY?
Good question, as some would consider it to be, but I would think that most wouldn't.
 
Old 08-17-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: College Point, Queens
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Wow, that's the first time I've heard Mamaroneck described as bad. With albany, it's not the downtown so much, it's the neighborhood north of downtown (Arbor Hill) you want to watch out for.

Regarding smaller cities, I'd avoid Amsterdam and and parts of Elmira and Jamestown. Apart from that, most of the smaller cities in upstate are fairly decent. Rundown in parts, but fairly decent.

I find many image-conscious Wrstchester county residents love to trash the unincorporated part of the Town of Mamaroneck, because it's sort of ordinary and normal and there are some Latinos and not everyone goes to the Caribbean in February and Europe in the summer
 
Old 08-19-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Ithaca
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everytime i have ever mentioned how bad some neighborhoods in ithaca can be to anybody who has never lived in these areas, has never been too ithaca or has visited and seen how great the tourist attractions are an stuff but not the rest of the city, people dont listen an get really ignint, so im just gonna list the three neighborhoods of ithaca that are the worst an not go into detail, IMO worse than the elmira and binghamton neighborhoods..... Southside: the area Around the southside community center and baker park, Triangle Northside/ Lower Northside: the areas around GIAC and obviousely the housing projects, and West End/West Hill: west end appears the most ghettoish but its not the worst although pretty bad for central new york standards, an west hill isnint really dat bad except for the Chestnut Hill apartments, and the West Village Projects...... all of those neighborhoods and areas are on the West side of Ithaca and it makes a "C" shape, i live in southside at the moment, and i lived on W Buffalo St. wich is in Lower Northside, and Literally rite next to west end if i stuck my hanbd out the window of my old house it wud be in west end. ive also lived in the hickish trailor park in forest home, but the trailor burned down, so yea....
 
Old 08-20-2010, 06:19 PM
 
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everytime i have ever mentioned how bad some neighborhoods in ithaca can be to anybody who has never lived in these areas, has never been too ithaca or has visited and seen how great the tourist attractions are an stuff but not the rest of the city, people dont listen an get really ignint, so im just gonna list the three neighborhoods of ithaca that are the worst an not go into detail, IMO worse than the elmira and binghamton neighborhoods..... Southside: the area Around the southside community center and baker park, Triangle Northside/ Lower Northside: the areas around GIAC and obviousely the housing projects, and West End/West Hill: west end appears the most ghettoish but its not the worst although pretty bad for central new york standards, an west hill isnint really dat bad except for the Chestnut Hill apartments, and the West Village Projects...... all of those neighborhoods and areas are on the West side of Ithaca and it makes a "C" shape, i live in southside at the moment, and i lived on W Buffalo St. wich is in Lower Northside, and Literally rite next to west end if i stuck my hanbd out the window of my old house it wud be in west end. ive also lived in the hickish trailor park in forest home, but the trailor burned down, so yea....
My sister and her family live in Ithaca, on W Court St, I dont know how anybody could consider the Lower Northside dangerous, It is not exactly wealthy but its certainly not dangerous. And also on the Binghamton side there were shots fired on Downs ave last night which makes the 4th violent crime this week in the neighborhood. The shooting on Julian and Baxter st, Robbery at The Bagel Factory, Shooting on Clinton st and then the one last night.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Vestal
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Im sorry but to even suggest Ithaca as "dangerous" is ridiculous, to suggest it has 4 dangerous neighborhoods is even more ridiculous, There were only 58 violent crimes committed in Ithaca last year spread out among 4 neighborhoods that would be only 14 violent crimes in a neighborhood. Here are the violent crime rates. Elmira: 366 Binghamton: 621 Ithaca: 193
 
Old 08-20-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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I've noticed if you do go in these parts you call "bad" as long as you are friendly and do not cause any trouble you will be fine.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Vestal
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I've noticed if you do go in these parts you call "bad" as long as you are friendly and do not cause any trouble you will be fine.
As true with most parts in any city really
 
Old 08-20-2010, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Maryland outside DC
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Im sorry but to even suggest Ithaca as "dangerous" is ridiculous, to suggest it has 4 dangerous neighborhoods is even more ridiculous, There were only 58 violent crimes committed in Ithaca last year spread out among 4 neighborhoods that would be only 14 violent crimes in a neighborhood. Here are the violent crime rates. Elmira: 366 Binghamton: 621 Ithaca: 193
Actually, Ithaca has one of the lowest violent crime rates in the US. There is some crimes commited, but I believe some crime can happen in any city. I get the feeling I-Townz Best might be a youngster trying to make Ithaca seem gansta, but in reality Ithaca is still Gorges.

I do worry about the school system if I-TB' post is an example of what ICSD is turning out now.
 
Old 08-21-2010, 04:04 PM
 
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I've noticed if you do go in these parts you call "bad" as long as you are friendly and do not cause any trouble you will be fine.
Pretty much, as the crime for the most part in Upstate NY cities are related to lifestyle(usually drug related, domestic disputes and disputes usually between people that know each other to some degree).
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