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Old 12-31-2007, 07:17 PM
Location: York, SC
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Originally Posted by Tymel View Post
Why do some people post with all words starting with caps? Makes it impossible to read.

The only thing I know about Pough is that there was a serial killer, and they made a movie about it.
'Movie, about Kendal Francios?? Didn't know that. Do you have any info on that.
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Old 01-09-2008, 11:36 AM
Location: Austin
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I went to school in Poughkeepsie. It was basically a bombed out shell of urban ruin that was mainly black, surrounded by a mainly white district of cookie-cutter homes and highway strip malls. People seemed very unfriendly for the most part, and it was very racially segregated. I visited recently and it looks like downtown may be improving with the reopening of Main Street to vehicular traffic and some new buildings, but for the most part it is still an unnerving place. The South Side of the City of Poughkeepsie is surprisingly nice, however.
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Old 07-01-2008, 01:20 AM
Location: upstate ny
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Default Poughkeepsie

I have been back here for 2 years. I'm looking to get out. Urban sprawl. Heavy traffic. Utilities/heating oil prices doubled. You really have to know where you are in the city. Lots of not nice places. In the dayime you are generally safe if you're not a complete idiot.
The north side of Main st is really bad.
It is a convenient location to alot of things. Shopping/trains/ect.
If you have the $ to live in a nice area it might be worth it.
I just find the NY cost of living crappy. And 6 months of winter sux.
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Old 07-01-2008, 11:19 AM
Location: NY
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Originally Posted by SILVERBACKGUERILLAZ2004 View Post
Upstate Is Still Newyork But Its Not Part Of Newyorkcity Also They Lifestyle Is Like Florida Anywhere Else Except Newyorkcity Boroughs Which Are Queens , Brooklyn , Manhattan , Bronx , And Staten Island Those Are The Activity Places Not Like Upstate You Can Compare It To Florida South Carolina Etc.
Wow! What a very articulate post. I find little comparison between the way of life in Florida to the way of life in UNY. UNY has a lot of history, Battle of Saratoga, War of 1812, Erie Canal, etc. It is true that UNY is the benefactor of NYC and I do not think anyone denies that, but to say "those are the activity places not like upstate" is kind of naive at best. Poughkeepsie is in the Hudson Valley and really you can not beat that area. I was talking to some soldiers who I was training with about a month ago who were from Poughkeepsie and they said they loved it there. From what I am told it is considered the farest point north in the NYC metro. area in NYS. You close enough to the city, but it's only an advantage if you use it. Just like living on LI.
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