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View Poll Results: Is opened fire hydran a sign of ghetto?
Yes. 42 55.26%
No. 26 34.21%
Not sure. 8 10.53%
Voters: 76. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 07-08-2012, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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There are two fire Hydrants on my block and not one are open why? There are near by places for youths to cool off. There is an olympic size swimming pool at St Marys park aswell as countless sprinkler systems around the park for youths to splash, also in some school parks in the area there is some sprinklers attached to the ground that sprinkle water out in the air. Near by housing projects have sprinklers for youths who live there but also some youths from near by tenements and even property owners also go to projects to cool off with its sprinklers. Some even cross the bridge over to Harlem to cool off at Wagner pool. My block is ghetto but no hydrant is not open allowing me to flush my poop down the toilet.
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Old 07-08-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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It's a sign of ghetto. Generally "spending time" opening hydrants, playing dominoes, bringing out chairs, tv sets, barbeque, dogs etc on the street are signs of a low income neighborhood. As mentioned earlier, in more affluent neighborhoods families pack the SUV and escape to Hamptons or to some relative in the burbs who have a backyard pool. Also vacant lots and vacant areas in ghetto neighborhoods where there used to be barbeques are being developed, leaving the streets and the park (which many elderly ppl can't reach) as the only place for a social gathering outside.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Queens, NYC
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If not a very "ghetto" thing, it is indeed a very "urban" thing, but definitely a ghetto thing. As mentioned, kids on the UES likely don't open hydrants because they have access to pools or go out east to the Hamptons or somewhere else on LI for an outdoor summer trip.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Queens, New York
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Originally Posted by Sarah2k9 View Post
It is HOT in NYC. Many fire hydryants are opened in my hood and kids are playing around. Is this the same scene in your neighborhood?

In the evening, I jogged down 5th Ave to 88th street, then up Park Ave to 96th street. I didn't see a single opened fire hydrant. No man made flooding in side streets. Does this only happen in not so great neighborhoods? It makes me wonder.
An opened fire hydrant is not a sign of a bad neighborhood. It's a sign that it's hot out.

And it's not illegal so long as you've obtained a cap from your local firehouse.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:51 PM
 
Location: The Present
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Open fire hydrants,yes.Hydrants with sprinkler caps,no.

A distinction should be drawn between neighborhoods where it is an approved,legal,supervised and controlled summer activity for kids who might live with no AC and never get out of the city and neighborhoods where the hydrants are lawlessly opened full force, without caps and just left open endlessly, to flood the streets and lower water pressures.

I've seen kids playing under the sprinkler capped showers in many non "ghetto" neighborhoods where the caps are put on for a few hours in the afternoon or evening.
This right here +1.

I voted no because after a while I was so used to seeing the sprinkler caps, but when there's no cap and it's open yeah that's a sign.
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Old 07-08-2012, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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Add one more line to the poll, "I find the question a bit judgmental and rude".

I didn't select an answer. Not everyone in the city can afford air conditioning, pool club memberships, 2nd homes and stays in wealthier communities ...

Why bash the ones that can't ... Some parents do the best they can and what do children know- as long as it's fun, they're happy ...
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:18 PM
 
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It's ghetto. Especially if you can't cross the street without having to jump to not get wet. The more I think about it, the more I realize what a pisshole NYC really is. Overpriced pisshole, that is.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:21 PM
 
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An opened fire hydrant is not a sign of a bad neighborhood. It's a sign that it's hot out.

And it's not illegal so long as you've obtained a cap from your local firehouse.
Spoken like a true liberal.
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Old 07-08-2012, 09:22 PM
 
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nah it's not a ghetto sign it means it hot!!! that how we get cool
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:06 PM
 
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I don't care about an open hydrant. As long as people can still cross without having their pants and shoes get wet. But if that's not the case, hello ghetto.
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