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Old 06-11-2012, 10:27 AM
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I can tell the world why I love peekskill. A proud peekskillian since 2009 - I love that it's multiculture. Diversity is the spice of life. I love that unlike one poster said, the business district isn't a scary place -- it has rich history, the paramount, really good restuarants, farmers market, and guess what - none of the businesses have gates as if afraid someone will break in. The people are friendly, even at the gas stations, strangers say good morning and I have the best neighbors - helpful and watch out for each with real love and concern. The neighboring (richer towns) while they have nicer houses don't have nicer views. The views from our homes over the hudson are breathtaking -- the newspaper isn't ridden with crime and drugs. It is a middle/upper class community with some who aren't as fortunate but I don't look down at them. Peekskill High is improving but still needs more innovative, entreprising leaders to fix the educational system but even still, if you can afford private school why not. Overall, I looooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve peekskill and love that I can sit at the summer jazzfest or eat an oldfashion ice cream cone at the square. I LOVE PEEKSKILL. If you're prejudice and only like being around white people -- then peekskill isn't for you but stop by anyway - you know you do on the sneak :O)
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Old 06-16-2012, 09:38 PM
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I agree with the original post.
I think Peekskill is a textbook rundown dump of a city.
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Old 06-30-2012, 09:22 PM
Location: Virginia
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I'm from Mahopac New York but now reside in Virginia. I live in a small country town and there are drugs here to. Crime is everywhere, albeit some bigger then others, but basically if your not into that kind of stuff and keep to yourself and don't go seeking trouble, I would say you may do very well in Peekskill
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Old 07-03-2012, 07:14 AM
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I do not love peekskill.
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Old 03-19-2013, 04:26 PM
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There are some really nice protected housing areas on the edges and there is the quaint little downtown. However after hours and away from the street lights peekskill is just a miniature of NYC and not the good parts.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:48 AM
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Everybody does not love Peekskill.
Many people would not be caught dead in that dump.
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Old 03-22-2013, 07:52 PM
Location: Virginia
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I was born and raised in Putnam and my old reserve unit was in Peekskill so I am going to have to defend the Putnam/Northern Westchester corridor a bit. I remember when the JV Mall was first built and Danbury was still the fairgrounds where they raced cars on a Saturday night. Peekskill may have been a little sketchy but I never had a problem going there for any reason. Some of you are so snobby and as far as income and education goes, my wife and I both have college, earn a decent income, and would not like living in Southern Westchester or New York City mainly because some of your attitudes suck. I'm not saying everybody on here, but some of you think people should bow down and kiss you're feet. It's amazing how shallow parts of Westchester can be. I don't care if your from Brooklyn, Manhattan, blue-collar or white-collar, the fact that you are willing to get up everyday and go to work is good enough for me. I don't care if you have an associates degree or an MBA, the fact that you at least tried is good enough for me. I mean I loved growing up where I did, the US Army directed my way down south so I don't live in New York anymore but I will say this: If you don't like Northern Westchester or Putnam they don't live there. If you think it's too hick then don't live there. If you think your better then everyone else then keep you're butt in New York City where it belongs. We were fine before you moved in and we'll still be standing after you leave. Delta is ready when you are, Bye Bye!!!
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Old 05-07-2013, 07:38 PM
Location: Arizona
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After living there for 30 years we're glad we finally got out, not just out of Peekskill but of New York State. Since moving to Arizona we finally know what freedom is all about and can't understand why anyone if given the opportunity would want to live in New York. It took us over 3 years to sell our house in Peekskill as most potential home buyers did not want to put their kids in the Peekskill City Schools and the condition of our neighborhood didn't help and ours was considered to be in one of the better parts of the city. It is not cost effective to want to put too much money into your home other than to maintain it as you will never get it back and there are rundown houses in just about every neighborhood. But for us it was the only place in Westchester that we could afford to have a home and was close to our jobs. Picking up litter was a constant chore, the City of Peekskill neglects its own property as there are over grown weeds, dilapidated sidewalks in residential areas and the ever present litter. Speeding vehicles and load music thru residential areas are commonplace and ignored despite repeated calls to the police. You have to ask yourself why the taxes are so high and where does all the money go when you see so much neglect and disrepair throughout the city. It really is a shame given Peekskill's location along the Hudson River and it's once beautiful Victorian homes and tree lined streets. I don't understand why the cost of living has to be so high and yet the quality of life is so poor.
Our quality of life has dramatically improved since moving to Arizona, as we don't have to worry about being taxed out of the home that we worked so hard to pay for 30 years and we live in a much better neighborhood have a much nicer house, beautiful weather year round, and in my opinion the most spectacular scenery on earth and the cost of living is dirt cheap.
But most important we are free from one of the most oppressive state governments in the United States.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:59 AM
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OMG I felt the same way leaving NY-much as I love it. You don't realize how oppressive it is and how much personal freedom you lack until you move away. Wish it weren't so.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:46 PM
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Best thing about Peekskill is Homestyle Desserts
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