Old Richmond Town, Staten Island (founded during the Colonial Era):
Harlem is one of those neighborhoods in NYC where its not safe tp drive during the evening and night. The place is overrun by Street Gangs who won't hesitate to harm anyone. The local Street Gangs (which have been increasing due to the influx of Latino and African descendant Caribbean immigrants) have continuous turf wars which intensify during summer, the place is really messed up, even the Cops don't bother going there anymore. Also, it is a hotbed for illegal gun and drug traffic. Recently due to the budget cuts and the reduction of NYPD Cops Harlem has only gotten worse and it isn't safe for outsiders to venture in this area of upper Manhattan.
Last edited by Desert Fox; 01-06-2012 at 03:15 AM.
Good ol Harlem back in the day (too bad its not like that anymore)
its one heck of a city i went there a few years back with my family and its a beautiful place time square never seen any thing like it i was amazed by the architecture of the brooklyn bridge i would sure want to be there
i was at a jazz club in Harlem last summer......i was there until 3:00 latenight and walked back to my friend's apartment wearing an Omega wristwatch and carrying some cash.
i had no problems
from what i hear, harlem used to be a shyte-hole but now its developing and in fact it is desirable real estate now. There were areas of Brooklyn and even parts of Manhatten --such as hell's kitchen -- that were once no-man's land
I wish I lived in NY
Last edited by Desert Fox; 01-07-2012 at 01:20 AM.
That's the down side to NYC, Manhattan is the only superb burrough. It should probably be given Hong Kong status, special administrative, so Manhattan can govern itself and not have to put up with the politics of the other burroughs and state.
Jackson Heights isnt a crap hole but it's no Fifth Avenue......everything is relative
but if you're feeling homesick and you are itching for good Pakistani food --well then it's a very good place to be.
One of my favorite old TV sitcoms is "Welcome back, Kotter".
Most TV shows are so generic and bland, they could be placed anywhere. But "Welcome back, Kotter" is quintessentially New York. To me it captures the old essence of Brooklyn/Queens to a T.
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Yeah I'm from New Yorrrk I wear a fitted hat and a pair of air force ones.
Yeah I'm cool.
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