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Old 03-18-2010, 05:34 PM
 
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I just moved to Rochester a couple of weeks ago. I live off Monroe near the Inner Loop. The first time I rode to bus, a couple days after I arrived here, I was waiting at the bus stop and a guy kept driving by, honking, and then pulling off a few feet up from me and waving. Then this morning around 6 am I was on the way to the bus and this guy followed me .1 of a mile telling me he was bored.

I thought maybe these guys thought I was a prostitute. I don't see why, though, since I dress very modestly and don't wear make up. I thought maybe it was the street. Is this where hookers hang out?
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:53 PM
 
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Not that I'm aware of - that's kind of odd. Was he younger, older, did he seem "dirty"? Maybe he was just being friendly (toungue firmly planted in cheek). Though Monroe isn't usually considered a "hooker street" I wouldn't be surprised by a drunk (or coked up) perv still out @ 6 a.m. from the night before.
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Old 03-18-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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That's the weird thing, he seemed fairly normal. He was well-dressed and well-groomed and relatively decent looking, but he did seem a little "slow."
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Rochester, NY
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Thats kinda weird. Maybe he thought you were someone else. I usually hang out around Park ave though.
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Old 03-18-2010, 09:35 PM
 
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For the most part, no. You probably just came across some creepy people.
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:04 PM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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Lyell Ave is hooker street. So avoid soliciting (or just being) on their corner.

Monroe Ave is not a place I would walk or wait for a bus, but I think you just got unlucky. Try making yourself look unappealing to unwanted onlookers, especially in the city.
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:22 AM
 
Location: Rochester NY (western NY)
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Watch out Aorre, people are gonna jump on your nuts now and tell you Monroe Ave is one of the safest streets in Rochester!
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Old 03-19-2010, 07:40 AM
 
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well thousands of people manage to cram into the bars and restaurants on monroe on a weekly basis with no incident so I'd say it's pretty safe. The people who don't think it's safe are the know nothing suburbanites who never go to the city anyways.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:35 AM
 
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Unfortunately, if you're a young woman in a city like Rochester men will sometimes try to chat you up on the street, often from their car. It's not because you're dressing provocatively or projecting any "friendliness": these kind of men will talk to pretty much any woman they see walking alone. Doesn't matter what time of day, and they're generally more bold if you're in an area with few people (Monroe Ave at 6am) and when you're by yourself. If the attention is unwanted, just keep walking and respond as little as possible.
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Old 03-19-2010, 09:52 AM
 
Location: Pittsford, NY
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The people who don't think it's safe are the know nothing suburbanites who never go to the city anyways.
If that's some kind of crack at me, you are very ill-informed.

There's very little justification for wanting to take a bus or walk through the city. This is Rochester. Get a car.

But I'm sure you'll tell everyone it's safe as long as you go to work there every day and avoid getting harassed. If that happens, don't be afraid to let us know.

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