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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by TheChatch, Aug 16, 2009.
You telling me that The Gold Coast was a bad neighborhood in the 40s?
Posters over at city-data saying that Hunters View is still worse than Sunnydale, but I guess it's all subjective.
Lincoln Park, Wrigleyville, and Old Town weren't the best areas in town when Cabrini Green was built.
Pretty sure its a joke. Thats a rich ass city
It didn't seem that bad because you didn't through the area listed in the article. The area surrounding the United Center is gentrifying.
Got turned around leaving a Sox game a few years ago and ended up in areas cops wont even go by near RTH. Im black and I was still scared for my life.
Apparently, these are shots taken in South Central. If the dude with the face tats rolled up on me, I'd faint.
Good job, Cali. Maybe a thread icon change is in order. Thinking about changing it, just to get POWE in here, so he can tell us how the ghettos of the bay area are harder than anywhere else on earth.
I live less than a 1/4 mile from #25 on that list
When I first moved to Chicago and was naive, I lived in Humboldt Park. It was east of the park though so it was close enough to Ukrainian Village and Wicker Park that it was ok. Anyway I used to drive down Damen all the time for stuff at the UC (right through the #1 hood on that list) and it never seemed that bad. West of the UC is absolutely terrible though, unless it has changed since '07 or so.
Gary Indiana from The Music Man
South Bronx in the 70s after Vietnam & 80s(When NYC decided to forget about Harlem) is possibly the best representation of of what a warzone looks like after bombing.
I mean. that's 20 years ago in New York City.
From what a buddy told me, Wrigley back in the 80's was a complete shithole.
Area #1 is bad, but there are worse in Chicago - most on the south side. But fuck if the Uptown area doesn't have some terrible spots as well. As does Rogers Park.
The thing about Sunnydale is the projects are like 75% empty. Broke ass people won't even live in them for free.
Damen isn't bad. West of California is where it starts to get really sketchy between Chicago Ave and Madison.
My office overlooks that, it's right across I-4
The Memphis guys hit the nail on the head.
Prior to going to college I had never been to Memphis and never really knew anyone that had b/c, really, there's very little reason to go b/c the tourist things (Elvis & MLK) can be done in a couple of hours.
So once I got to college my dad constantly started telling me "Don't go to Memphis" or "Be careful" every time I was planning on going up there. So I asked why there was all this sudden interest in my safety in Memphis.
Turns out a guy that my dad used to work with has a son that graduated from Mississippi State five or so years ago. Well, he and some friends went up to Memphis to drink one night and one of the guys got separated from them and wandered down an alley. That guy was found murdered. Not with a gun or a knife, but a hatchet. Yep. So I've been wary of Memphis before I ever stepped foot in it.
I've always been on high alert any time I've ever gone and 90% of the time I go with user TXRebel who was basically born and raised there so he knows his way around really well.
Basically FedEx Forum/Beale Street area is where I've stuck to. Aside from that, it's like a Baghdad street corner.
When I got lost in that neighborhood in Philly my gas light was on too. I was a little nervous.
Its actually called Hunters Point the other shit black hood is Bayview.........Hunters Point is fucking awful, there is a reason the Navy dumped waste out there......its fucking awful, anyone who has taken the surface streets to get to Candlestick can tell ya
There is some 'worst ghetto' thread on TMB where I was talking about Sunnydale for a while.
I have some friends that use to live in Sunnydale, I had never in my life been over there before but I had to go pick them up so we could go to Centerfolds that night. It was about 3pm and I'm driving through Sunnydale absolutely petrified. My car had two other people in it but I've never in my life been so fearful that some bad shit was going to happen as I was driving through Sunnydale at 3pm. I've driven through every part of Oakland, I've seen people get shot 20 feet away from me in East Oakland, I've gotten lost in Compton at 1am but never, ever, have I been so fearful as when I was driving through Sunnydale at 3pm.
When they get in the car they are talking about the neighborhood and tell me that every single block has their own gang and 2 nights prior 2 people got shot and killed around the corner from their house.
Hunter's View is the name of the project. Hunter's Point is the neighborhood.
It's Hunters Point...
Hunters View Projects is in the Hunters Point neighborhood....or did the apostrophe tweak you that much?
Yeah, not pretty. Most I've ever been afraid is in Baltimore though. That city fucking blows. I don't know what the name of the neighborhood we drove through was when my buddy got lost in the city at 1 a.m. but I was definitely Been through Detroit, in Compton, in South Central, terrible parts of Chicago, etc. and Baltimore was the one that definitely made me nervous.
Went to a stripclub at #13 North Charleston the other day.
I grew up and lived most if my life in the Mission District in SF, there was a period in 2008-09 i had 8 people shot and 5 killed within a block of my house...............but it wasnt scary the Nortenos knew all the locals and there is a shit ton of yuppy restaraunts, bars, gallaeries etc so you have a mix of young professionals, hipsters, and the old school mexican gangsters.......they just usually killed each other and didnt fuck with civilians......................but in 2003 i did see this Norteno get shot in the head at 2pm in the afternoon on 24th st (busy street) stepping out of a laundrymat while holding his 3 yr old son hand, it was a "walk by"
It's Hunter's Point. Everything in that area is known as Hunters Point, even the projects unless you're somebody that doesn't know what the fuck they are talking about such as yourself or somebody writing an article with no knowledge of a subject at all.
we just call it "HP"
Shiiiiiiiiiit. Orange Mound isn't even the worst in Memphis. Take your ass up north of I-40...it's worse.
This is coming from a guy who worked at Channel 5. Camera guys always said it was worse going to North Memphis.
At least mother fuckers in Orange Mound have a sense of pride in their neighborhood. North Memphis ain't proud of shit.
I don't mosey through ghettos because I'm not a broke ass bitch
I would imagine everyone you know just refers to everything within HP as Hunters Point, as none of you have ever had cause to actually drive through, save for looking out your car window on the way to Candlestick. To say that every building within an area of town is just referred to as that area of town is fucking laughable, POWE. You're like every other kid that grew up in some far off suburb, but tries way too hard to rep the big city that's close by. What is the name of that little bay area town you grew up in again?
In one thread, you're bragging about the value of homes in Lafayette(where you rent a little apartment) and then here you are, lecturing me on hood lingo from the city you have no real ties to.
You crack me up, POWE. I look forward to more hood knowledge from your gap-toothed, muppet-looking ass. Maybe make up another story about driving into HP or Sunnydale to pick up your boyz before heading out to the strip clubs. Were these your homies from community college?
Actually, we do call it HP. When you're from the Point you either say you're from Bay View, HP or Shipwreck. Nothing else is referred to. Didn't piss me off nearly as much as Powe, but just saying.
When I went to school in SF my teammates lived in Sunnydale and I drove us from practice back there for a party but my dad hit me up and said I needed to take him to Berkeley for something. My teammates had someone jump in the car with me and at EVERY corner until the end of the neighborhood, someone came up to my window and had to check in with the dude in my passenger seat to make sure I wasn't a Narc and that I was alright to pass through.
The area in Cleveland, #2 is probably skewed by the serial killer guy that killed 11 women.
Must be damn near impossible to mail something to someone.
Mc415 was referring to the neighborhood, when he spoke of Sunnydale earlier, and I misinterpreted it as the actual housing development, when I posted that "Hunters View" scored worse than Sunnydale by the SFHA. POWE put his annoying asshat ohm as he tends to do in just about any thread, and here we are.
I can grasp that locals are going to refer to a few simple terms when identifying where they live. I wasn't speaking about the neighborhood, in general, but a specific housing development within the neighborhood. Didn't mean to come off like an out of town know it all. I'll leavevthat role to POWE.
2011 - 1970 = 41 years
2011 - 1980 = 31 years
You getting old, niggra
carry a gun?
I heard about the HP projects in SF being real fucked up, lots of murders there.
You seem mad
I do that shit alllll the time, I make references to the mid-90s like it was 5 years ago.
Can't even see straight. Where are you from again? Pacheco? Some suburb of Pleasanton?
By SF's admissions none of us should talk about these ghetto's because we don't actually live in them.
haha it really bugs you that I called you out, huh?
As evident by my wall of text and personal insults
Alice Griffith projects made me
Feels like it
Hey guys, let's see if we can derail this thread with SF's anger.
God damnit powe, control yourself.
Speaking of bad ghettos, how awesome is the movie City of God?