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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, 10:09 PM
 
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What exactly does ghetto mean?
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Old 07-08-2012, 10:50 PM
 
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What exactly does ghetto mean?
In this forum, ghetto has nothing to do with Jews or Jewish.
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Old 07-08-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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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?
I'd only consider it ghetto behavior if someone cracks an hydrant open during a drought. Otherwise it's classic urban fun, but not as common since most people have AC now.
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:36 AM
 
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I say yes it can be considered 'ghetto' or 'hoody' for that matter. It is what it is. LOL

When you come home from a hard day at work and want to take a cool shower, and the water pressure is low because of the open fire hydrants outside. It is what it is, it's ghetto

When you see a bunch of barefooted kids and teens running around the hydrant stepping all over the sidewalk or asphalt careless of what are the small possible dangers like glass and bacteria. It is what it is, it's ghetto

when you find a decent parking spot and once you exit your vehicle you must leap over an urban river below the door just to make it to dry land. It is what it is, it's ghetto

When you see a triangular tittied, back fat having, big bellied dude barefooted with nylon shorts on bathing in the hydrants water. It is what it is, it's ghetto

When you see 1 or 2 cars who decide to holding up traffic for minutes getting a 'freebee', meaning a free car wash. It is what it is, it's ghetto..
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Old 07-09-2012, 07:05 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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And the City mandates 1.6 gallon toilet flushes and showers that deliver a teacupful per hour.

But asswipes in Harlem, Bed-Stuy, and South Bronx open hydrants spewing gazillions of gallons of drinking water an hour (ALWAYS without a sprinker cap.)

Hey, is there anyone living in NYC who does not have a shower at home?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:02 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Unfortunaly it is.

I personally haven't seen this happening in what are usually considered 'safe' neighborhoods.

And also find it very unfortunate and environmentally inconsiderate that people are legally allowed to open hydrants and waste thousands of gallons of drinkable water.

If parents want their kids to cool down with water, they should take them to a public swimming pool or the beach, but wasting water like that is just unacceptable.


Hopefully this doesn't turn into a race thing as it usually does.

We're just a calling a spade, a spade. That's all.
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:11 AM
 
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there's a lot of poverty in nyc.
everyone is not rich, ya know?
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:30 AM
 
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No, it's pretty much your classic "NYC summer street scene" and I've seen it in areas that aren't "ghetto" (perhaps not the UES but not PJ central either- just your typical working class neighborhoods). When it's hot outside, kids like to play in water. I did it when I was a kid but since I was in the suburbs, it was lawn sprinklers and slip n slides...
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Old 07-09-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Indeed, the majority of times, from what I witnessed, the hydrants do not have a sprinkler cap on. I even had witnessed hydrants on main thoroughfares you think it would never been open, such as Atlantic Ave where the traffic is heavy LOL!
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Old 07-09-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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In this forum, ghetto has nothing to do with Jews or Jewish.
I think ghetto hasn't been associated with Jews for a long time now
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