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Old 05-28-2008, 11:27 PM
 
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Well I'm going to NYC in a week or so.....and instead of avoiding the ghetto parts I would like to visit a few actually because I think its very interesting. I live in a nice suburban neighborhood in Nebraska and the most ghetto place I've been in is probably Kansas City's ghetto. All I see around where I live is nice suburban homes and theres really no "ghetto" area just a little run down area. So I think since I am in NYC I might as well see the rest of the world outside of just the quiet burbs.

I am only gonna visit them in the day so don't worry. I want to go to Queensbridge and walk around there cause I haven't seen the projects before......I also want to explore some of Harlem and upper manhattan as well. I also want to go to the South Bronx and see some of the urban decay. So any tips or advice for going? Any other places maybe I should see? I'm thinking one day I'm just gonna get on the train and ride around and get off on random stops just to look around. I also will plan out a few stops on points of interest. So I know some may say "don't go" but I am tired of boring quiet neighborhoods and I want to see some rough parts of the world.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:37 PM
 
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Take A Cab It Will Be Safe And Visit In Broad Daylight...i Don't Live In Nyc But This My Advice , Stay On Main Streets In South Bronx
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Queens
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Do as you please
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:47 PM
 
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Take A Cab It Will Be Safe And Visit In Broad Daylight...i Don't Live In Nyc But This My Advice , Stay On Main Streets In South Bronx
Like I said I'm taking the train around....I'm not gonna shell out a bunch of money for cab rides. I want the true NY feel.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Concourse Village, Bronx
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Instead of taking the subway to nowhere, I would visit a specific site in those places. You can see the site and explore the neighborhood. I'm not from upper Manhattan or Harlem, but in Upper Manhattan you can visit The Cloisters and in Harlem you can see a show at the Apollo. In the Bronx you can go to a game at Yankee Stadium, visit the Bronx Zoo and Bronx Botanical Garden. Instead of urban decay you may be surprised to see urban renewal. Then again you are from the suburbs so I think you may find what you are looking for near these locations or on your way there. As for the projects: I don't recommend them, but if you MUST go, definitely go in the day time and with someone else. You may also be surprised with what you see there.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:45 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Go anywhere south of Bedford Park and west of the Bronx River. If you want to see decay go south of Fordham. Walk around those hoods.

Go to northeast Brookyn.

Far Rock and South Jamaica in Queens.

Harlem and Wash Heights Uptown have plenty of Decay.
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:56 AM
 
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Isn't East New York in Brooklyn the worst part of New York?

Skip Manhattan and go to places in Bronx, because most of the "ghettos" uptown i.e., Inwood, Washington Heights and Harlem don't even look too bad to me
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Old 05-29-2008, 12:59 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Isn't East New York in Brooklyn the worst part of New York?

Stay out of Manhattan because most of the "ghettos" uptown don't even look too bad.
Yes they do. You see Washington Heights? Graffiti up the ass. On 158th and Amsterdam theres still burn marks on a building and the windows still boarded up.

There still some areas in Harlem but the gentrification has lessened the decay a bit.

South Bronx is tops.
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Old 05-29-2008, 01:23 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Isn't East New York in Brooklyn the worst part of New York?

Skip Manhattan and go to places in Bronx, because most of the "ghettos" uptown i.e., Inwood, Washington Heights and Harlem don't even look too bad to me
I use to live in in East New York and honestly, I'm more afraid of the South Bronx then anything. No greenery, sever urban decay, more industrial, and buildings that look like prisons. Even the other bad sections of The Bronx [like Castle Hill] look nice in comparision.
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Old 05-29-2008, 02:04 AM
 
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As for the projects: I don't recommend them, but if you MUST go, definitely go in the day time and with someone else. You may also be surprised with what you see there.
Well actually the thing I'm most interested in seeing is Queensbridge, so I will definitely have to go there. I don't know if anyone I'm with is gonna want to go with me to these places so I might go alone. I'm just gonna go in the day and watch my back and not talk to any shady fellows. I also am not going to venture deep into the heart of the Queensbridge buildings cause I know that its a really big project.
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