Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 16 to 30 of 54

Thread: Tough White Neighborhoods?

  1. #16
    Chief Antagonist Ninjahedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Rutherford
    Posts
    12,757

    Default

    Even 20 years ago was not bad. We are getting OLD here. It was the 70's and 80's that had the worst rep for NYC, with massive changes starting to shift in the 90's both in NYC and surrounding municipalities (Hoboken and JC for example). By the late 90's there was not much left.

  2. #17
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,233

    Default

    ^ Agree.

  3. #18
    Disgruntled Optimist lofter1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    NYC - Downtown
    Posts
    32,654

    Default

    Toughest white neighborhood: You might want to talk to some of the older women you can find around Mulberry Street (in what used to be John Gotti's territory), who are about as tough as they come and don't take no sh!t from anybody.

  4. #19

    Default

    I believe Mulberry Street today has been almost entirely swallowed up by Chinatown and is now basically a Little Italy 'theme park' with Asian shopkeepers selling 'Fuggedaboudit' and 'Badda-Bing' t-shirts to tourists. Shame!

  5. #20
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,233

    Default

    Yes and NoLiTa trendzoids. Odd combination.

  6. #21

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    Center City is quite nice imho. South Chicago has been a toilet for close to the last 100 years, and I don't think anyone's very concerned about that. Anywhere in Ohio I would lump in with Baltimore and Detroit. That's part of flyover land - places that hold no attraction for the sophisticated public.
    I agree with you, for the most part Philly is nice. I hate Columbus, but not because it is unsafe, just boring. Same with Cleveland. Baltimore and Detroit are dives. And most of Chicago (sans the south side) is really very nice. The wife and I are talking about moving either into the city, or North / North West.

  7. #22

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Molloy View Post
    I believe Mulberry Street today has been almost entirely swallowed up by Chinatown and is now basically a Little Italy 'theme park' with Asian shopkeepers selling 'Fuggedaboudit' and 'Badda-Bing' t-shirts to tourists. Shame!
    Mulberry Street is still largely Italian from Canal all the way up to the end of "Little Italy". Even up to Spring Street there are still Italians although north or Grand you start to see more and more Asian influence.


    I wonder if you are mistaking Mulberry for Mott.
    Last edited by eddhead; May 7th, 2012 at 07:07 PM.

  8. #23
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,233

    Default

    I'm going to nitpick a little here and say that there are some really crappy parts of Philly. My main argument is that cities that have a sizable 'nice' area should be distinguished from the largely hopeless cases.

  9. #24

    Default

    Agreed, that is why I wrote "for the most part". Still I like Philly a lot.

  10. #25
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,233

    Default Me too.

    I might wind up retiring there.

  11. #26

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by stache View Post
    I'm going to nitpick a little here and say that there are some really crappy parts of Philly. My main argument is that cities that have a sizable 'nice' area should be distinguished from the largely hopeless cases.
    Makes sense. Philly can be quite a dump but it's far, far from hopeless. It's no Detroit, that's for sure.

  12. #27

    Default

    Way off topic.

  13. #28

    Default

    I hear you can get a good cheese steak sandwich in Philly. Chestnut Hill is definitely "white" - but not too "tough" from what I have seen. Just having a bit of fun here as we eventually ger back on- topic.

    cheers

  14. #29
    Chief Antagonist Ninjahedge's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Rutherford
    Posts
    12,757

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by ZippyTheChimp View Post
    Way off topic.
    Was the topic so important that it needed to be kept to?


    Even the OP is going with the flow.....

  15. #30
    Crabby airline hostess - stache's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Nairobi Hilton
    Posts
    8,233

    Default

    I think this thread has run its course.

Page 2 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  


Google+ - Facebook - Twitter - Meetup

Edward's photos on Flickr - Wired New York on Flickr - In Queens - In Red Hook - Bryant Park - SQL Backup Software