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Old 04-11-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Good to know a tourist actually left Manhattan
Oh yes! Brooklyn was actually my favorite borough! If The Bronx and Queens had better reputations I'd love to visit them as well (I've heard there's not much for tourists to do on Staten Island though).
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:45 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Rachael, you can always cast your vote for Hempstead..............
Funny how it's always unfair when you come up on the short end of things.
North Jersey beat LI & you had a ready made excuse. People are voting for NJ cities &, surprise, surprise.................. An excuse.
The good people of New Jersey certainly do not over valuate their position. They only ask for credit where credit is due.
Your resistance to any & everything New Jersey only serves to diminish you view in the greater scheme of things.
Playing the role of "New Yorker" to the point of caricature is boring & obvious.
And yes, Newark is a far more interesting, culturally rich city than Yonkers.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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Rachael, you can always cast your vote for Hempstead..............
Funny how it's always unfair when you come up on the short end of things.
North Jersey beat LI & you had a ready made excuse. People are voting for NJ cities &, surprise, surprise.................. An excuse.
The good people of New Jersey certainly do not over valuate their position. They only ask for credit where credit is due.
Your resistance to any & everything New Jersey only serves to diminish you view in the greater scheme of things.
Playing the role of "New Yorker" to the point of caricature is boring & obvious.
And yes, Newark is a far more interesting, culturally rich city than Yonkers.
Plus New Jersey has the hotter Italian guys! BADA-BING, BADA-BOOM!
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Oh yes! Brooklyn was actually my favorite borough! If The Bronx and Queens had better reputations I'd love to visit them as well (I've heard there's not much for tourists to do on Staten Island though).
No but a ride on SI ferry offers some of the best views of Lower Manhattan. IMHO, the Ferry and Roosevelt Island Tram are secret tourist attractions. Also, NY is very old so there are historical treasures all over the place, in every borough. And no, Manhattan is not the oldest part of New York. It's good to come prepared.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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It's mostly the people from NJ who are always talking about it...lol.

I'd prefer Hempstead over Newark. Hempstead isn't a "city" anyway.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Oh yes! Brooklyn was actually my favorite borough! If The Bronx and Queens had better reputations I'd love to visit them as well (I've heard there's not much for tourists to do on Staten Island though).

Queens doesn't have a bad reputation. There are really just 2 bad neighborhoods in the whole borough.
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Old 04-11-2009, 10:58 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Queens doesn't have a bad reputation. There are really just 2 bad neighborhoods in the whole borough.

There are more. Ozone Park, parts of Rockaways, most of Jamaica, and some more. There are many more good nabs than bad, though. Historically Queens was a step up from blue collar B-klyn, single family houses, many nabs with a small town feel. Very different than Brooklyn.

Krooklyn rules, though
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:01 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Well, I mean 2 bad neighborhoods that are comparable to like ENY, Morrisania, Bed-Stuy, etc...

Why is this thread still here? lol It needs to be moved to the NY forum. I don't see how 95% of the people on the General US can add input into this topic. They probably don't even know the neighborhoods we're talking about.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago - mudhole in the prairie...
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Well, I mean 2 bad neighborhoods that are comparable to like ENY, Morrisania, Bed-Stuy, etc...

Why is this thread still here? lol It needs to be moved to the NY forum. I don't see how 95% of the people on the General US can add input into this topic. They probably don't even know the neighborhoods we're talking about.
Nothing beats ENY or rather nobody Ozone Park however is not that great either. That's just above JFK. Brrr. This terrible area even spreads across county line to Nassau. I am not that easily scared especially since getting scared makes it even worse but you have to be careful there.
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Old 04-11-2009, 11:25 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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I felt fine all the time walking in Ozone Park. I would much rather teach there than the neighborhood I teach in in the south Bronx. It's a step up lol.
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