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irishadam1978
November 9th, 2006, 03:50 PM
I have been in NYC for about a year. I love photojournalism and have been shooting mostly in Manhattan, but this area is just not cutting it for moving pictures. I know the city has been turned around over the years, but are there areas that you would find the abandoned cars, boarded up buildings, grime and grit. Maybe something you would see in the 70's or during the crack apedemic. Subways, streets, buildings, graffiti, etc.... Anyone about this part of NYC and please let me know what to expect, how dangerous these areas are.

Thanks!

daver
November 9th, 2006, 03:56 PM
You can find cars on blocks in parts of Brooklyn still, fer sure.


Evidence That Brooklyn's Still Brooklyn, Yo
Thursday, October 12, 2006, by Robert
Worried about the safe, sterile, homogeneous influence of Prospect Heights creeping into your Crown Heights experience? Worry less. A Jeep Wrangler was stripped and left sitting on cinder blocks beneath the Franklin Avenue Shuttle on St. Marks Avenue yesterday, a reminder that the 16-story glass tower planned a few doors down at 540 St. Marks Ave. may be a very difficult sell.

http://www.curbed.com/2006_10_jeeponblocks.jpg
http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/10/12/evidence_that_brooklyns_still_brooklyn_yo.php

uh... dog bites man? i DO thank you for showing this, except for the fact i can take a DOZEN of these pix each week, from Bay Ridge to Red Hook to Bed-Stuy to Windsor Terrace etc etc. (Gowanus.) It's GOOD but not exactly "news."

New Yorker 06
November 10th, 2006, 06:50 AM
Oh well.

NewYorkJets
November 10th, 2006, 08:03 AM
South Bronx? I never go there but I'm sure that place is still full of graffiti and stripped cars. Just wear a bullet proof vest.:eek:

Also, Spanish Harlem has a lot of graffiti so you might want to check that out.

NewYorkJets
November 10th, 2006, 08:07 AM
I'm sure pretty soon the graffiti will be back. Kids now like to vandalize.

ablarc
November 10th, 2006, 08:11 AM
I'm sure pretty soon the graffiti will be back. Kids now like to vandalize.
Cheerful thought. What's the reason?

NewYorkJets
November 10th, 2006, 08:22 AM
Cheerful thought. What's the reason?

Idk. You go into the schools and look at the place. I'm in high school and you should see the lockers and desks. We moved to a nicer school though. About 20 minutes from Buffalo and I miss NYC.:(

Ninjahedge
November 10th, 2006, 08:36 AM
Marking your territory.

If we had more sensitive noses people would be pissing on their lockers.

daver
November 10th, 2006, 02:12 PM
Marking your territory.

If we had more sensitive noses people would be pissing on their lockers.
I don't think they have lockers anymore. You could put drugs in them.

Not dangerous but lots of graffiti turned art still at 11 Spring until they strip it down (go soon if you are interested.)
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=11+spring+st,+ny+ny&ie=UTF8&z=15&om=1
Also 190 Bowery right next to it there, although I have no idea what that one is like these days.
http://www.curbed.com/2006_09_11spring.jpg

lofter1
November 10th, 2006, 08:43 PM
From Curbed on this ^^^ one

11 Spring Street Update: Party, Then Nudity (http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/11/10/11_spring_street_update_party_then_nudity_.php)


Enjoy the famed street-art facade on Nolita ice house 11 Spring Street while you can, because, as it turns out, the new owners are indeed going to strip it bare. However, before that dark day, they're going out with a bang. Gothamist reports:
Last night, we had a chance to catch up with Wooster Collective, the preeminent streetart website, and asked them what was going on. They told us that the new owners have asked them to curate the decoration of the building-- both inside and out-- through the end of the year, with a huge party on December 16th to celebrate the building, the art, and the end of the project.Also, via The Villager, a bit more intel on the new owners' condoization plans (http://www.curbed.com/archives/2006/09/27/breaking_11_spring_street_going_condo.php): three of the new units will be triplex apartments, and the fourth a floor-through. New construction will add a floor covering about 30 percent of the roof.

· 11 Spring Street Goes Out Big (http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2006/11/10/11_spring_stree.php) [Gothamist]
· Before Condos, Art Finale for Mystery Building (http://www.thevillager.com/villager_184/beforecondosanart.html) [The Villager]

Bright Lights, Big City
November 18th, 2006, 04:24 PM
South Bronx? I never go there but I'm sure that place is still full of graffiti and stripped cars. Just wear a bullet proof vest.:eek:

Also, Spanish Harlem has a lot of graffiti so you might want to check that out.


Typical. The guy says he never even goes to the South Bronx, yet he's sure he knows how it looks, and that you should only go there if you're sporting a kevlar. Man, I thought at least someone from New York would know enough about a place having an undeserved bad rep by people who've never even been there to not turn around and do the same damn thing, talking like he knows all about a place he says he never even goes to.

But, I mean, all of NYC is a crime-infested dump full of stripped cars, graffiti, and criminals - I've seen Law and Order man so I KNOW! - so what does it matter if he goes to the Bronx or Mid-town Manhattan; he's still gonna need a bullet proof vest, and preferably a .357 semi (9mm auto would be better since that's what most New Yorkers are strapped with from what I've seen on TV). So shit, go to the Bronx or just stay in Manhattan - either way, you'll get what you're looking for, right guys? Right?

BL, BC

NoyokA
November 18th, 2006, 06:31 PM
If you want to see a real area in transition, explore the LES around alphabet city. There's plenty of urban decay juxtaposed against new buildings. Its relatively safe as long as you don't go exploring the PJ's.

JCMAN320
November 18th, 2006, 06:55 PM
NYJets you hav no idea. It is starting to come back worse than ever with etching with the kids taking acid in shoe polish and ruinning glass not just on subways any more but businesses. I have seen it make a come back in Brooklyn where my family lives and even here in Jersey City where I remember when it was bad then went away but now it's coming back and it's sad to see these young kids have no appreciation or respect anymore. I mean I'm 20 and grew up in JC and I had a choice to do all that stuff and so did my friends and we choose not to but now it just seems these younger kids have no respect. It's truly sad.