A White guy visiting the ghetto.

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 2:40 pm

who said there arent? theres golf clubs in compton. son was talkin like my city is cake - you tryna knock down the legend B - but hey if i was you id hate too. apparently you cant fanthom how big NYC is - THIS THE BIGGEST CITY NIGGA

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by Invincible » April 18th, 2005, 2:42 pm

Chill out on my comment man, I was mostly commenting on some others that made comments on this thread saying harlem is a warzone and such, I know you prolly live in nyc you just kind of overhype these hoods.

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 2:44 pm

Invincible wrote:ok but there are ncie and bad parts of harlem and brronx just like anywhere else in NYC. And that scene doesnt look that dangerous.
Who said it was dangerous nigga - you tryna make it seem like i live in Bel Air - go watch a music video or sumtin - haha Harlem is my heart but ill be the first to admit that this aint the shit you tryna say it is - i wish harlem was nice - i wish i could raise my kids here than some nigga from the sidelines come out of nowhere runnin lip like he know -- apparently youre not from NY

you quoted MY comments home skillet - niggas get bodied in Harlem everyday - why hype it up? the truth is just too much for you to handle- im done typin to some nigga about my shit - all i can say is come thru....

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 18th, 2005, 2:48 pm

^^^That looks like an older picture. Is it?

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Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 2:52 pm

I couldnt tell - that shit looks like today to me

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by Invincible » April 18th, 2005, 2:54 pm

purplecityhello wrote:
Invincible wrote:ok but there are ncie and bad parts of harlem and brronx just like anywhere else in NYC. And that scene doesnt look that dangerous.
Who said it was dangerous nigga - you tryna make it seem like i live in Bel Air - go watch a music video or sumtin - haha Harlem is my heart but ill be the first to admit that this aint the shit you tryna say it is - i wish harlem was nice - i wish i could raise my kids here than some nigga from the sidelines come out of nowhere runnin lip like he know -- apparently youre not from NY

you quoted MY comments home skillet - niggas get bodied in Harlem everyday - why hype it up? the truth is just too much for you to handle- im done typin to some nigga about my shit - all i can say is come thru....
so you actually live in Harlem? And I am not from NYC just got some family up there.

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 18th, 2005, 2:54 pm

i don't know, that black guy with the purple Lakers? hat kinda made me nervous,:biggrin)

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 2:55 pm

those pics gave me an idea, but ill start another thread for that. anyway, there are some decent areas in harlem, that aren't as bad as 140s and up. but, alot of the people that are getting high rent apartments in harlem have them for reasons. transportation, location, ect. i have seen in all those oldish, ghettoish type areas, that yuppie and artist type people have been moving in into areas like that. it's not like middle class people are dying to live in harlem.

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 2:59 pm

se11 wrote:those pics gave me an idea, but ill start another thread for that. anyway, there are some decent areas in harlem, that aren't as bad as 140s and up. but, alot of the people that are getting high rent apartments in harlem have them for reasons. transportation, location, ect. i have seen in all those oldish, ghettoish type areas, that yuppie and artist type people have been moving in into areas like that. it's not like middle class people are dying to live in harlem.
son you must B Brazy - Harlem gets bad into the Hundreds and Up - we call it the Border - part of midtown is known as Harlem Heights - you get into the foul hundreds and you hit Taft and Foster---- The Hundreds on up not 140s bekuz best believe 123rd and 139 aint no walks thru the park. Then You GOT THE WHOLE EASTSIDE --- WHICH IS KNOWN AS SPANISH HARLEM -- THEN ONCE YOU GOT UP 20 MORE BLOCKS (UP THE HILL) THATS THE DOMINICAN AREA. ya know nothing about Harlem

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 3:01 pm

i never said anything about 123-139 being walks thru the park. but as you gradually move north and more twords yankee stadium, and farther from the park, everything gets worse.

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Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 3:05 pm

son we talking two different directions, and what park are you talking about? And the immediate area around Yankee stadium aint that bad - they have two precints in that area alone bekuz of all the wops that have businesses there. and 113th is just as bad as 145th and so on. stop with the comments bekuz the more ya talk on Harlem the more ya seem like ya never been there - only drove thru

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 3:09 pm

central park

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Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 3:15 pm

CENTRAL PARK, nigga thats across the whole city!?!?! You talking about heading str8 north up like 7th ave or sumtin? if you head west from Central youll hit Hells Kitchen - East youll hit LES - two fucked up hoods then heading up thru Harlem son you talkin about more than 300 some odd blocks - and Broadway starts getting fucked up before you get to the Borders. no one would try to judge hoods by standards like that homie. Harlem is a maze of a buch of hoods and the parts that i consider nice might seem like str8 up gutters to yall - dont get it confused theres nice places on the OUTSKIRTS but it aint cake like that - than in the BX theres parts of parkchester that are aight and of course city island is wop housing so of course thats gonna be nice but thats off to the side - u hit yonkers and new rochelle and you can expect bang outs there too --- i know i cant be the ONLY nigga on here from HARLEM this shit is just Brazy

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 18th, 2005, 3:16 pm

me personally i would much rather go to a black neighborhood or ghetto than a mexican one. the first reason being, i can understand jive and gang slang, unlike spanish. the second reason being, the value of life between the 2, spanish G's that ive met tend to really not give a shit about, as much as blacks want to do their thing, get money and disappear.

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 3:18 pm

purplecityhello wrote:CENTRAL PARK, nigga thats across the whole city!?!?! You talking about heading str8 north up like 7th ave or sumtin? if you head west from Central youll hit Hells Kitchen - East youll hit LES - two #%@& up hoods then heading up thru Harlem son you talkin about more than 300 some odd blocks - and Broadway starts getting #%@& up before you get to the Borders. no one would try to judge hoods by standards like that homie. Harlem is a maze of a buch of hoods and the parts that i consider nice might seem like str8 up gutters to yall - dont get it confused theres nice places on the OUTSKIRTS but it aint cake like that - than in the BX theres parts of parkchester that are aight and of course city island is wop housing so of course thats gonna be nice but thats off to the side - u hit yonkers and new rochelle and you can expect bang outs there too --- i know i cant be the ONLY nigga on here from HARLEM this shit is just Brazy
why do you use "c" for everything except crazy?

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 3:24 pm

Its a Harlem thing home slice - Im Brazy

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by Invincible » April 18th, 2005, 3:26 pm

speaking of that pic that looks strangely familiar or similar to that hood from Rocky (the movie with Silvester Stallone set in nyc), and I think Steven Seagal had a scene around there in one of his movies.

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Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 3:28 pm

haha now you just making shit up homie - your nigger rocky was in philly in that movie --- But if you think i stole it from Rocky VII revenge of Mr T you might be right - suprising how you can recognize ONE block out of millions in the US

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 3:42 pm

purplecityhello wrote:Its a Harlem thing home slice - Im Brazy
i know about that, but you dont you use b in replace of c whenever you say it? you wrote a whole paragraph with Cs then you didnt say it? whats up with that?

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Unread post by purplecityhello » April 18th, 2005, 3:44 pm

se11 wrote:
purplecityhello wrote:Its a Harlem thing home slice - Im Brazy
i know about that, but you dont you use b in replace of c whenever you say it? you wrote a whole paragraph with Cs then you didnt say it? whats up with that?
I aint no internet Banga homie - thats whats up with that- i could type in red if i wanted to but why? niggas know who i am and if they dont thats they loss B

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Unread post by se11 » April 18th, 2005, 3:52 pm

cause i know some people really go all out with typing like that like

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 18th, 2005, 3:52 pm

uh oh, he capitalized it too! :shock:

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Unread post by Dr Funky » April 18th, 2005, 6:52 pm

Damn this thread really changed

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by Seminole » April 18th, 2005, 7:59 pm

yeah i read just the first kouple of em and then flipped to the last kouple and damn they dont make no aktually khange they just flip quikk

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Unread post by WhiteBoy » April 18th, 2005, 11:56 pm

that whole thing where bloods and crips trade out the letters for c and b just makes you look like a damn fool trying way to hard to front. strait goofy.

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Unread post by MICK » April 19th, 2005, 3:25 pm

purplecityhello wrote:MOVE TO HARLEM TODAY, FRIENDLY NEIGHBORS, AMPLE PARKING SPACE, AND BEST OF ALL...NO CRIME
LMAO.

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Unread post by MICK » April 19th, 2005, 3:26 pm

Yea, I dont know where dude got his info, but Harlem is not a nice place. And Brookyn is far from desirable.

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Unread post by MICK » April 19th, 2005, 3:32 pm

WhiteBoy wrote:that whole thing where bloods and crips trade out the letters for c and b just makes you look like a damn fool trying way to hard to front. strait goofy.
yea, kinda like misspelling straight.

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Unread post by Seminole » April 19th, 2005, 5:13 pm

^ lol yeah i notised that too

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by sould0ut » April 25th, 2005, 11:52 am

purple city...tell homie who frontin on you about our city to just eat a dick...

time to pump up the big pun song get off my dick...

u dun know nothing bout the rotten apple n1gga...lol sum funny n1gga

just come holla at me...lol harlem is nice...whoeva said that must rilly like the crack we sell over here hahahahahahahahahahaha...

and how the fuk u gonna tell me uptown/harlem/bx is clean and nice when last night i was coming back from the hospital around 135th to see my man who got popped and paying my respects to anutha homie who passed away at the same time...

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Re: A White guy visiting the ghetto.

Unread post by Rosieshosh » May 1st, 2005, 11:56 am

I would like to respond to the guy's original question.

I live in New York, but maybe the situation is somewhat similar.

I am a "white" (Jewish) woman and I used to work in Bedford Stuyvesant, supposedly a "dangerous" neighborhood in Brooklyn. I was the only white person that I ever saw for the year that I worked there.
I took the subway to and from work and sometimes left the office (alone occasionally) after dark, like 6:30 PM or 7 PM and locked up the building and went to the subway.
Part of my job was to visit people at home (I am a social worker) and I went into some nearby neighborhoods and rang doorbells of my client's homes.

I never had a problem the whole year.
To be honest, no one even gave me a funny look the whole time I was in Bed Stuy. I went out to the McDonald's for lunch every day, went to the drugstore to run errands, went to the post office next door, on the subway, etc. Literally no one ever looked at me strange like I didn't belong there.

Some people were nice and as they passed me by on the street said "How are you doing today?" and "Have a blessed day."

I think what people said before is true: if you have business being there and you take care of your business and seem to know what you are doing, show respect to people, act normally, then people will be respectful to you in return.

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Unread post by purplecityhello » May 1st, 2005, 1:40 pm

Rosieshosh wrote:I would like to respond to the guy's original question.

I live in New York, but maybe the situation is somewhat similar.

I am a "white" (Jewish) woman and I used to work in Bedford Stuyvesant, supposedly a "dangerous" neighborhood in Brooklyn. I was the only white person that I ever saw for the year that I worked there.
I took the subway to and from work and sometimes left the office (alone occasionally) after dark, like 6:30 PM or 7 PM and locked up the building and went to the subway.
Part of my job was to visit people at home (I am a social worker) and I went into some nearby neighborhoods and rang doorbells of my client's homes.

I never had a problem the whole year.
To be honest, no one even gave me a funny look the whole time I was in Bed Stuy. I went out to the McDonald's for lunch every day, went to the drugstore to run errands, went to the post office next door, on the subway, etc. Literally no one ever looked at me strange like I didn't belong there.

Some people were nice and as they passed me by on the street said "How are you doing today?" and "Have a blessed day."

I think what people said before is true: if you have business being there and you take care of your business and seem to know what you are doing, show respect to people, act normally, then people will be respectful to you in return.

lets be serious here. when since has 6:30 to 7 pm been considered late? the sun is still outside, Its not safe for a black woman or any woman in fact walking thru certain parts of the Sty at night by themselves - let alone a white woman. youre a social worker or a child cop as we call em in H world, it wouldnt be wise to mess with a social worker and the people in the neighborhood are the least of your worries - its the parents of whom you might take the kids from and then you still have police escorts for homes labeled a problem. Youre right on the whole respect issue, but seriously im a grown man and smart enough to acknowledge that its not safe for ME to walk down nostrom ave at 2am alone without a ratchet....so honestly i cant picture a white women trekking thru marcy but you do what you do and do it well.

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