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Those days are long gone. E Vil is great.
Glad to hear. Even though it was iffy in those days, it had its good spots. Many of the latest eateries and clubs where there. Being in and about the East Village in the early 80s were some of my favorite times.
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Non-sequitur?
We also read the news.
Post what you want and hug it out with pB, or not, if you want. I'm cool either way. But if you're posting headlines on the assumption non-NYers won't know what's going on, otherwise, you're wasting your effort. You guys are, indeed, the center of the universe, and we follow your news.

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the E Village of the 80's sounds way cooler than the E Village of today. I mean there's cool spots and all, but it's a little too yuppy.
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Everything about the 80's sounds cooler than today. Except the crime, but that's changing.
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You guys are, indeed, the center of the universe, and we follow your news.

I spend most of my time up and down the West Coast these days ... but if I really want to be 'somewhere' ... I head for New York.
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Everything about the 80's sounds cooler than today. Except the crime, but that's changing.

Crime is becomming cool again?
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Among the old survivirs and vanquished artists who were displaced to cheaper neighborhoods it is accepted wisdom that crime kept prices down and the pink bowtied crowd out. There were more 'cool' people living there and not so many 'a$$holes'. Of course this is the standard complaint w/ gentrification, and it is a legitimate one, but a great number of people (assuming they can afford it or are lucky enough to have rent-controlled housing) are more than happy to trade higher prices and some pink bowties for a safer neighborhood
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Crime is becomming cool again?

Probably. We definitely seem to be heading in the direction of coddling our criminals.
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

Among the old survivirs and vanquished artists who were displaced to cheaper neighborhoods it is accepted wisdom that crime kept prices down and the pink bowtied crowd out. There were more 'cool' people living there and not so many 'a$$holes'. Of course this is the standard complaint w/ gentrification, and it is a legitimate one, but a great number of people (assuming they can afford it or are lucky enough to have rent-controlled housing) are more than happy to trade higher prices and some pink bowties for a safer neighborhood

Of the people I know who have been in my neighborhood for decades the one's who are surely have ben renters, the one's who have owned their place love it, lower crime being one of the reasons.
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I'm aware that over recent years NYC has become generally safer but which areas of Manhattan are most dangerous today and should be avoided, particularly at night, by even a street-wise tourist?
Second half of 2015 and all of 2016.
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I'm aware that over recent years NYC has become generally safer but which areas of Manhattan are most dangerous today and should be avoided, particularly at night, by even a street-wise tourist?

In New York, "unsafe" means there aren't other people around. That can include Soho at 6AM on Sunday, Downtown at 7PM on Tuesday, or Bronx Public Schools from 9AM-3PM Monday to Friday.
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In New York, "unsafe" means there aren't other people around. That can include Soho at 6AM on Sunday, Downtown at 7PM on Tuesday, or Bronx Public Schools from 9AM-3PM Monday to Friday.

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I think he was trying to be funny or something.
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Try receiving a package at your apt. UPS delivers your things to your neighbors, USPS rarely leaves a delivery slip, and FedEx just leaves shit unattended at your doorstep. This time the latter was a Wilhelm Jungmann pocket square I received as a gift from a friend who visited Vienna recently. Thankfully I was able to nab the envelope before it was stolen.

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Try receiving a package at your apt. UPS delivers your things to your neighbors, USPS rarely leaves a delivery slip, and FedEx just leaves shit unattended at your doorstep. This time the latter was a Wilhelm Jungmann pocket square I received as a gift from a friend who visited Vienna recently. Thankfully I was able to nab the envelope before it was stolen.

Sounds like you need to move to a more delivery-friendly apartment.
I can't actually tell from your comment what you'd prefer the carrier do if you're not home when they attempt a delivery.
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