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Old 04-12-2012, 08:27 PM
 
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hey guys, i know these areas aren't Dominican but are places like Northeastern Brooklyn and the South Bronx still the same way like it is as you guys described Uptown Manhattan in terms of crime, drug dealing, and just the "ghetto subculture." Or even worse?

Bc I was reading on another thread on how these areas aren't that bad but after looking at these posts I'm thinking if Uptown is bad I wonder how all these aforementioned areas are.

Also I do agree with the real estate hype being blown way out of proportion.
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Old 04-12-2012, 09:59 PM
 
Location: The Internetz
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I'm willing to bet that all of the females in this thread who are saying they have never had problems with these types of people are ugly and unattractive.. and therefore, aren't having these same problems as the decent or cute looking girls are having.
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Old 04-13-2012, 06:27 AM
 
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Sadly racist, yes, very much so. This has nothing to do with race. It has to do with education and poor distribution of wealth around the world. Period. No money, no food, no education, no for a lot of things which I completely believe people should get and deserve to get. It is a touchy subject and should be dealt with care and respect. I live in Inwood, on the east side. I am a single white female and I have had no problem with anyone. I travel a lot and have never been worried about my place being vacant (that says a lot about the good side of it) it is safer than most people think...

Anyhoo... Don't get mad at your fellow neighbors, get mad at your government officers who are mostly extremely selfish and corrupt; and end up nothing to help out the situation - to educate, to provide security, proper health, etc. That's all I'm going to say.
Ok. I have lived in Washington H for a long time. The problem with some of the residents is that they don't assimilate to the American culture/system. When people don't assimilate to the American Culture (ie: learn the English language, adopt American customs, etc) and remain to live and work by the customs of their native land then they will most likely be left behind. I know a lot of residents who don't speak a lick of English yet receive foods stamps, section 8, welfare, social security, etc. Second born generations who speak Spanglish, don't graduate HS, etc. For some of the residents, there is no point in trying hard since they can get by without putting an effort. The funny thing is that it's usually these same people that ***** and complain about the government.

Before you blame the government, people need to look in a mirror. You control your life unless you allow other people to live it for you.

The whole welfare system needs to be re-vamped.
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:31 PM
 
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So are places like Northeastern Brooklyn, the southern parts of Queens, and the South Bronx still the same way like it is as you guys described Uptown Manhattan in terms of crime, drug dealing, and just the "underclass subculture?"
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Old 04-13-2012, 03:49 PM
 
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So are places like Northeastern Brooklyn, the southern parts of Queens, and the South Bronx still the same way like it is as you guys described Uptown Manhattan in terms of crime, drug dealing, and just the "underclass subculture?"
Crime is higher in places like Northeastern Brooklyn and South Bronx. Washington Heights/Inwood is/was notorious for it's drug trade so I'm sure it's still up there. And yes, the underclass subculture is actually worse in places like Brownsville and the South Bronx.

For comparison, the police precinct that covers Washington Heights recorded 3 homicides in around 2007 or 2008. That same year, Brownsville had around 30.
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:22 PM
 
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Crime is higher in places like Northeastern Brooklyn and South Bronx. Washington Heights/Inwood is/was notorious for it's drug trade so I'm sure it's still up there. And yes, the underclass subculture is actually worse in places like Brownsville and the South Bronx.

For comparison, the police precinct that covers Washington Heights recorded 3 homicides in around 2007 or 2008. That same year, Brownsville had around 30.
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Thank you so it just makes me conclude that although NYC is the second safest city it has a pretty long way to go from being a "crime free city."
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Old 04-13-2012, 04:28 PM
 
Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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Thank you so it just makes me conclude that although NYC is the second safest city it has a pretty long way to go from being a "crime free city."
Yeah, certain neighborhoods of the city are up there with the worst cities in the USA. But as a whole, it's the safest big city in the USA I believe.
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Old 04-14-2012, 12:21 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Thank you so it just makes me conclude that although NYC is the second safest city it has a pretty long way to go from being a "crime free city."
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Old 06-01-2012, 04:05 PM
 
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I just think it's sad that we turn such a blind eye to illegals in this country. They shouldn't be here, period! They are a drain on the system. Republicans will never do anything because it's cheap labor, Dems because they'd lose votes. Simple as that. And the American public never demands anything because they are either too lazy, too dumb, or a combination of both.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Lol, taking it back with this thread. The Dominican related thread always seem to become contentious.
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