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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 07-07-2012, 10:50 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?

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.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:14 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?

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.
It's legal to open them with a hydrant cap.

I suspect that some large percentage of the children living on the UES have nice, comfortable, cool apartments, or maybe even parents who take them to the Hamptons for the weekend.

So yes, I think the use of hydrants in the streets has something to do with income. But I don't think that kids using a hydrant to cool off necessarily means the neighborhood is ghetto.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:27 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I cant really say, most likely an area with open fire hydrant is most likely in atraditiinal generational nyc poor/working class hood. Many of you out of towners primarily gen yers are fleeing suburbia for NYC. Majority of you come from sheltered enviorenments with helocopter parents at the helm flying at full throttle. probably had local community pools or fortunant enough to have a backyard pool. you should furnish a letter to your councilmen, state assemblymen or congressmen about funding for more local pools for youths during the summer months. By doing this more youths go to pools and less hydrants will be open slightly improving quality of life aswell as water pressure for buildings. Me personally I have nothing against hydrants being used because much of my childhood memories revolve around hydrants during the summer, but hydrants should not be on full blast, sprinkler caps should be attached on every hydrant in poor working class areas of city. instead of full blasting water shooting out just control flow of sprinkled in a form of 6 to 8 streams of water coming out of they hydrant should be better.

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Old 07-07-2012, 11:35 PM
 
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Lol. East Harlem vs Carnegie Hill, not a good comparison. I voted yes, it is a ghetto sign.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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Sounds ghetto.
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:44 PM
 
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Look, even hipsters play in hydrants.



Fire Hydrant FUN Manhattan Avenue Brooklyn - YouTube
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Old 07-07-2012, 11:53 PM
 
Location: southwest TN
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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?

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.

Hold on a minute. The title of this thread refers to "ghetto" - yet you are defining "not so great neighborhoods" and talking of slum. Ghetto does not translate to slum. Do not interchange these words.

According to a real dictionary:

1
: a quarter of a city in which Jews were formerly required to live
2
: a quarter of a city in which members of a minority group live especially because of social, legal, or economic pressure

Slum is not one of those definitions. Opening firehydrants refers to lower socioeconomic status a/k/a slum. Ghetto is simply one of those places where many of the same group live, such as "Hell's Kitchen" where my grandparents lived when they first emigrated from Germany.

Oh, and quoting wiki or urban dictionary's definition of a word is not acceptable. I could easily post my definition of ghetto on wiki, just as you or any other schmo.
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Old 07-08-2012, 12:05 AM
 
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Oh, and quoting wiki or urban dictionary's definition of a word is not acceptable. I could easily post my definition of ghetto on wiki, just as you or any other schmo.
But you're the only one talking about a dictionary. The rest of us are discussing the topic at hand.
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Old 07-08-2012, 06:23 AM
 
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In this NYC forum, more often than not, ghetto simply means bad neighborhood.
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Old 07-08-2012, 07:14 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Yep, open fire hydrant is one of the signs of "ghetto."
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