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Old 04-14-2009, 03:40 PM
 
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Now let's show the other side to the city. Mmmm, smell that clean air.






WHOA! You gotta put them somewhere.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Hey I have a question. Where does the NYC metropolitan area officially stop? I know it goes to rockland county, but does it go past rockland? What county do you go to, to officially be in upstate NY?
It depends who you ask. Most people from Long Island think upstate starts in Westchester. That's just bogus to me since that county is just north of the Bronx. I think it starts at Orange county, which is like 60 miles north of the Bronx. Most people in Westchester county probably think Orange county too, or Rockland.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:41 PM
 
Location: moving again
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Pelham!
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Yeah, like Queens is such a lovely garden spot.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Well yeah, NJ has most of the dumps. I read that there are more dumps per square mile in that state than any other state. Most of the factories/dumps are in the Newark area.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Pelham!

Pelham is really, really nice. If I made over a million $ a year, I would live there.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Concrete jungle where dreams are made of.
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Yeah, like Queens is such a lovely garden spot.

Not like those pictures! There's the Con Ed plant, but that's nowhere near the size of the factories/dumps in parts of NNJ.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:49 PM
 
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It depends who you ask. Most people from Long Island think upstate starts in Westchester. That's just bogus to me since that county is just north of the Bronx. I think it starts at Orange county, which is like 60 miles north of the Bronx. Most people in Westchester county probably think Orange county too, or Rockland.
Intresting. I didnt realise NYC metro went that far north. With all the people wanting to claim that there part of the NYC metro I wouldnt be surprised if Albany gets added to that list in the near future.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Atlanta
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I would take the suburbs of Northern New Jersey any day of the week over the bland Long Island towns. At least they have some character, and from many you can see the NY skyline.

Can't say the same thing for LI.
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Old 04-14-2009, 03:50 PM
 
Location: Teaneck, NJ
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^Beautiful pics, Newarkbomb!

Don't mind Rachael. She travels about the country with blinders on.
Thanks , and yea either that or highways are considered cities in her mind... I tried to give you rep points but it says i need to spred rep points around before I give it to you again.

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Newark has an unbelievable crime rate. I really don't think anyone would move out of their way to go there. It's more of a last resort if they can't afford other areas. Its crime rates are at an 8 and a 7, compared to 3 which is the national average. Even Paterson, which is also a dangerous and gritty area, has a lower crime rate (6 and 7).
Ok true but do you know how much better it has gotten since the 80s and 90s!?
In the 90s Newark was considered the most dangerous city in the country. Now it dropped to the 20s on that list. So Newark is on the right path but people like you still bash it and keep it's past reputation as the present reputation.
And Newark isn't a last resort.. there's beautiful areas for upper class people FYI and it has a University there and a lot of Young people live throughout Newark's downtown. In fact, the crime in Newark is compacted in one area; the West Side.. The East side of Newark where downtown is, is where blue collar and white collar live. So again you have no clue what you're talking about..

North Newark, Downtown Newark, and the Ironbound section of Newark are nice and or decent places to live.

Another thing.. I grew up in Newark and i never dealt with any violence (not counting little fights) and i grew up ok. So for you to judge a city with little experience is straight up ignorant.. Long Island and NYC aren't the only place where people have it set, open your eyes.
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