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Old 05-03-2010, 10:18 AM
Location: Far from where I'd like to be
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Originally Posted by SewickleyPA View Post
LOL at this comment, Pittsburgh is light years ahead of that lakeside outpost of around 500 or so miserable people. After visiting Erie, a place like Youngstown would appear to be NYC.
Hope you feel better.
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Old 06-25-2010, 11:40 PM
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To me, Erie is a very unpredictable place, for example, sometimes it seems like a peaceful quiet environment, and sometimes, in some neighborhoods it is like a violent environment. Meaning it could be ghetto, or not ghetto depending where you are, and what you make it. The areas i would not add to the safe list includes:

1.7th and Wallace, very crime filled area
2.Franklin Terrace projects, former bad area now safe due to cleaning up.
3.Harbor Homes projects,can be bad at times
4.Lower Parade street:from 24th to 6th, very hot strip but not terrible.
5.24th street from Parade to Ash, not the best area for a scared white person.
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Old 06-26-2010, 06:53 PM
Location: Hooterville PA
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I have a cousin that lives on the East Side and the last time I went up, I took my pistol with me and it spent the weekend in the trunk of the car.

I guess it is all in how you act and how you present yourself.

I diddy bop down the street like I been there all my life and no one pays me no mind and the ones that do - are some of the most friendly people you ever wanted to meet.

I believe that the problem stems from the unemployment rate - which has to be up around 18 percent and the recent tide of out of town people looking for cheap housing.
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Old 06-28-2010, 05:39 AM
Location: Yeah
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Originally Posted by Little Bevis View Post
I have a cousin that lives on the East Side and the last time I went up, I took my pistol with me and it spent the weekend in the trunk of the car.
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Old 05-07-2012, 11:33 AM
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East side Erie is the poorer more crime-ridden part, and west side is the nicer safer part. Everyone who knows the area knows that.

Every city has its underside, even pristine beauties like Boston or Cape Cod. It depends where you go.

In comparison to somewhere like Cape Cod, MA, where everyone is rich and live in gorgeous seaside mansions, of course Erie would seem ghetto.

But if you REALLY want to see ghetto, cruise around the poor neighborhoods in Philadelphia.
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