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Old 06-26-2013, 11:06 PM
 
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What was the worst neighborhood and what was the most dangerous housing projects? Thank you.
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Old 06-27-2013, 05:58 AM
 
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so crack is over?
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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Pretty much the same as the worst neighborhoods today. North Philly and West Philly. Housing projects would have to be the old Richard Allen projects.
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Old 06-27-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: West Cedar Park, Philadelphia
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The Richard Allen Hole isn't nearly as bad as it was. During crack the worst parts of West Philly are further east than they are now, with the exception of Mantua which is still bad. In North Philly you have basically the same thing: the further in parts of the ghetto have all been gentrified, but the further out parts like Strawberry Mansion are still bad.
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Old 06-27-2013, 09:56 AM
 
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What neighborhoods exactly? Was Kensington the worst back then or were there worse neighborhoods?
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Old 06-27-2013, 10:32 AM
 
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Also, isn't there a high concentration of high rise projects in Germantown? If so what are their names? Thank you.
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Old 06-27-2013, 12:54 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Also, isn't there a high concentration of high rise projects in Germantown? If so what are their names? Thank you.
No, not really.
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Old 06-27-2013, 01:20 PM
 
Location: Phila Pa
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What neighborhoods exactly? Was Kensington the worst back then or were there worse neighborhoods?
Kensington was never nearly as bad as the heart of North Philly or West Philly. Kensington has its drugs and prostitution but nothing like some other areas.
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Old 06-27-2013, 03:51 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Crack is whack.
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:57 PM
 
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The obvious answer would be the Badlands, immortalized in the Steve Lopez novel 3rd & Indiana. But Point Breeze was really rough at that time too, and the South Philly projects like the Tasker Homes and Passyunk Homes were abysmal.
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