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Old 01-04-2013, 06:35 PM
 
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lol you guys act like anything NYCHA means you're going to get shot if you walk by accidentally.
I don't automatically think shooting but walking around NYCHA with a shopping bag of nice stuff and nice watch and clothes can lead to robbery. I mean I've had my watch stolen because I was in a bad area, everyone knew I was out of place and I got robbed. Shootings aren't my big worry unless its a stray bullet, or crazy maniac looking to shoot someone, most are by people that know each other like drug or gang related or simply picking a fight with the wrong person.
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Old 01-05-2013, 12:46 PM
 
Location: London
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Your only choices are to move, or to walk around looking over your shoulder in constant paranoia. How do you know there isn't a crazy maniac in your own building?
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Old 01-05-2013, 03:11 PM
 
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There is a crime map out there. I assume your in manhatten so google crime map manhatten and you should be able to find it. Not all housing project area's are bad or as bad as they say. Coney island has some issues but not extreme like bedsty
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:30 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Housing projects are actually in some great locations throughout the city...but at this point, unless something dramatic and unforseen happens, they aren't going anywhere any time soon.

As the population grows, the trend is for the wealth to be concentrated in NYC, the working/middle to shrink, and the poor to continue to live here = wealth and poor will be living next to eachother. This is already happening and will accelerate as the "regular wealthy" are forced to move to make way for the "ultra wealthy", who are displacing the "upper middle class" and everyone else to live on top of housing projects because there is nowhere else to go.

That's the future, and it is happening right before our eyes...luxury properties/homes going up adjacent to housing projects all over the city, even the Southern Bronx.
Completely agree. Also agree that it is in fact happening already.
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Old 01-06-2013, 01:39 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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There is a crime map out there. I assume your in manhatten so google crime map manhatten and you should be able to find it. Not all housing project area's are bad or as bad as they say. Coney island has some issues but not extreme like bedsty
The quality of life issues are both far worse and far more prevalent than the safety issues. People are often afraid to talk about that, don't know why. A clash of lifestyles, as is happening in many areas in Harlem, is a real nuisance. And for most, there only need to be a few nuisance people (usually the case) to brand the whole bunch.
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Old 01-06-2013, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Not every project is bad, and even so, the crime is usually contained inside the PJ. Most neighborhoods that are nice but have NYCHA generally have safer PJs then the bad areas [For example, the housing projects in Forest Hills].
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:37 AM
 
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smh dress accordingly i guess.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:58 AM
 
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as the "regular wealthy" are forced to move to make way for the "ultra wealthy",

Best line I've read all day.
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Not every project is bad, and even so, the crime is usually contained inside the PJ. Most neighborhoods that are nice but have NYCHA generally have safer PJs then the bad areas [For example, the housing projects in Forest Hills].
How does that happen? The rent is the same so if people were placed at random and one assumed tenants prefered safer projects I'd assume there wouldn't be much difference. Do criminal-types avoid projects in good neighborhoods? Or does the NYCHA engage in demographic steering.

Maybe the criminal-prone tend to come out of projects already in bad neighborhoods or find those neighborhoods more like "home".
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:58 PM
 
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How does that happen? The rent is the same so if people were placed at random and one assumed tenants prefered safer projects I'd assume there wouldn't be much difference. Do criminal-types avoid projects in good neighborhoods? Or does the NYCHA engage in demographic steering.

Maybe the criminal-prone tend to come out of projects already in bad neighborhoods or find those neighborhoods more like "home".
Somebody told me its like $400 bucks rent WTF. I'm paying an arm and a leg and someone a block away is getting to only pay $400 that sucks.
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