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Old May 14th, 2005, 08:48 AM   #1
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most run down city in america?

what would you consider the most run down city in america? show some pictures if possible.
i started a thread on the most run down city in canada on the canadian forum and i had lots of input, chech it out if you have time
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Old May 14th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #2
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I dunno, Akron OH?
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Old May 14th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #3
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rust belt cities are obvious choices. buffalo, detroit, cleveland, toledo, gary, and others certainly can be thrown into the mix.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #4
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Buffalo is run down? Buffalo is starting to grow. I really don't believe Buffalo should be consider as run down.
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Buffalo is run down? Buffalo is starting to grow. I really don't believe Buffalo should be consider as run down.
Buffalo has some run-down areas but it definitely should not be mentioned anywhere in a thread that asks for the most run-down city in the US.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 01:48 AM   #6
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does anybody have pics of gary indiana?
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Old May 15th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #7
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There are plenty in the midwest that I can think of, but none of them are large cities. Smaller cities and towns tend to fall harder than larger ones.

Superior, Wisconsin comes to mind. But I'm sure there are plenty more that are just as bad and probably worse.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 02:14 AM   #8
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the ghetto in Chicago is pretty bad, and so is the 1 in Atlanta.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 02:25 AM   #9
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Old May 15th, 2005, 02:27 AM   #10
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Old May 15th, 2005, 04:31 AM   #11
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Well if you say one city someone will get offended and say your wrong...but Im going to say Detroit cause compared to its hay-days its a place that needs love.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #12
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if 2000 people responded to this thread, it would be doubtful even one of them have been to most US cities or have a sense of what most are like.

That's not usually a problem in most threads. It is here.

The only thing that can come of a thread like this is that cities that don't deserve it are being pointed out in a way that would make the resident of any given one of them cringe.

Sometimes, our threads can, by nature, be just plain nasty (which does not mean the posters themselves are). IMHO, this one is.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 03:52 PM   #13
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Gary is a cakewalk compared to East St. Louis.
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Old May 15th, 2005, 04:49 PM   #14
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does anybody have pics of gary indiana?
Do you want to see downtown or bombed-out neighborhoods? This site is the best for the latter:

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Old May 15th, 2005, 06:56 PM   #15
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Old May 15th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #16
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One of these threads, again?
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small to medium sized rust belt cities seem to top the list...

Gary, IN
Camden, NJ
Chester, PA
East Saint Louis, IL
Youngtown, OH
Flint, MI

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Old May 15th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #18
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personally, the worst neighborhood I've ever seen is probably east garfield park in Chicago, right around and under the el. Scary. Small neighborhoods like these could probably top cities listed above by themselves, but those cities above as a whole are shitty altogether, thus the rankings.
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if 2000 people responded to this thread, it would be doubtful even one of them have been to most US cities or have a sense of what most are like.

That's not usually a problem in most threads. It is here.

The only thing that can come of a thread like this is that cities that don't deserve it are being pointed out in a way that would make the resident of any given one of them cringe.

Sometimes, our threads can, by nature, be just plain nasty (which does not mean the posters themselves are). IMHO, this one is.
im sorry if i cause any problems with people arguing about their towns, i dont live in the usa and i was just curious about some of these places so i guess all that i can say is be nice, dont be saying mean thing about places you havent been to. if this thread gets out of hand would a mod lock it or delete it.
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Old May 16th, 2005, 12:35 AM   #20
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Well if you say one city someone will get offended and say your wrong...but Im going to say Detroit cause compared to its hay-days its a place that needs love.
This is true, but Detroit is hardly the most run down.

In Michigan, we might say the city that has the largest percentage of itself rundown is Benton Harbor.
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