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6/12/14 2:41 PM
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Obviously there are a lot of wrong exits or turns you could take in your car. I'm talking about popular areas in cities where you could be partying and enjoying safe nightlife and your drunken ass stumbles off one street and you got a knife to your throat and bye bye wallet.

I've been on bourbon street and didn't wander off but I heard you do t wanna wander off there. Never been to Atlantic city but guessing you can go good /bad in a hurry

So what are other good examples where your fun night could go bad in a minute if your friends don't have a leash on you? Phone Post 3.0
6/12/14 2:50 PM
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H street NE Washington DC
6/12/14 2:54 PM
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Walk into West Hollywood at night when you're drunk and you'll probably regret it.
6/12/14 2:58 PM
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KidPittsburgh - Walk into West Hollywood at night when you're drunk and you'll probably regret it.
I know nothing about Los Angeles but I thought I heard the staples center borders on some shit Phone Post 3.0
6/12/14 2:59 PM
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they gentrified the shit out of it last decade, but up until the early 2000s Venice, Ca had some of the highest concentration of violent crimes in the US (basically, there were constant gang wars), centered around Oakwood park, which is just a few blocks inland from Muscle Beach. I used to live near the corner of 6th and Brooks, and it was known as the "corner of crack and drive-by".
6/12/14 3:05 PM
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Miami.  One second you're in fairly upscale Coconut Grove, then literally one street over you're in one of the worst hoods in Miami.  

6/12/14 3:25 PM
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I lived in New Orleans for about 6 months, and had several "Oh shit" moments while walking around. I grew up in LA and had those moments while driving, but nobody walks in LA, so never had it on foot.

The only risk of taking a wrong turn in West Hollywood is finding out you have a thirst for cock that you were unaware of. But we all have to find that out sooner or later.
6/13/14 12:50 AM
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San Francisco. I was walking near my hotel near the trolley line and I made a wrong turn and it looked like skid row.
6/13/14 1:00 AM
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Body-more, hanging in fells point, 2 blocks up and you don't want to be there after dark. When you start seeing everything change from bars you drink at to bars on the window you made a wrong turn. Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 1:08 AM
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I flew into Oakland Airport for work. I went the wrong way on the freeway and had to get off to ask for directions.

Oh fuck me... It was like when Clark Griswald stopped Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 1:08 AM
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If you're a student at USC I would highly advise not taking a stroll through the surrounding neighborhood Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 1:13 AM
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I took a wrong turn in Paris and ended up walking through an area that appeared to be exclusively populated by immigrants from Senegal.

Every group of them I walked past stopped what they were doing and just glared at me.

 

6/13/14 1:13 AM
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Long Beach CA, Pine Ave. Three blocks in the wrong direction and it's 50/50 on seeing a transient taking a shit or a group gang members.
6/13/14 1:24 AM
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The Adversary - Long Beach CA, Pine Ave. Three blocks in the wrong direction and it's 50/50 on seeing a transient taking a shit or a group gang members.

Ever hooked a left on 21 and Lewis?

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Enamoratu - 
The Adversary - Long Beach CA, Pine Ave. Three blocks in the wrong direction and it's 50/50 on seeing a transient taking a shit or a group gang members.

Ever hooked a left on 21 and Lewis?

 

Some brothers shooting dice so I said "let's do this"

 

 

6/13/14 1:46 AM
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darkness66 - If you're a student at USC I would highly advise not taking a stroll through the surrounding neighborhood Phone Post 3.0
Same goes for Temple in Philly. Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 1:48 AM
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Hahaha, you fuckers. LOL.

Actually I have just to say I did it. Scary neighborhood, though. Ironically, MLK park is right there, though the thought of non-violence seems to be lost on the residents.
6/13/14 2:02 AM
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Enamoratu -
The Adversary - Long Beach CA, Pine Ave. Three blocks in the wrong direction and it's 50/50 on seeing a transient taking a shit or a group gang members.

Ever hooked a left on 21 and Lewis?

Only if you want to see a group of urban lads playing a rousing game of yahtzee Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 2:24 AM
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Rosedale avenue, stop six east ft worth Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 2:56 AM
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angryinch -

Miami.  One second you're in fairly upscale Coconut Grove, then literally one street over you're in one of the worst hoods in Miami.  

Came here to post this. Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 3:10 AM
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baj54 - Body-more, hanging in fells point, 2 blocks up and you don't want to be there after dark. When you start seeing everything change from bars you drink at to bars on the window you made a wrong turn. Phone Post 3.0

Came to thread with this in mind
6/13/14 3:21 AM
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Different spots in New Orleans seem to get worse as the night gets later. Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 3:24 AM
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Sepulveda Blvd, San Fernando Valley CA Phone Post 3.0
6/13/14 3:29 AM
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Good street/bad street used to be quite the past-time in NYC.

Cabrini Green in Chicago was surprisingly easy to stumble into.

If you can't see the Fremont Street Experience anymore, you are about to fuck up.
6/13/14 3:39 AM
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jokey17 -
angryinch -

Miami.  One second you're in fairly upscale Coconut Grove, then literally one street over you're in one of the worst hoods in Miami.  

Came here to post this. Phone Post 3.0
I have a small story on this.

When I was younger we went in holiday to Florida (we live in Ireland).

Driving to Miami airport following a map. My dad was shit at reading maps. So we take an exit too early and are driving around some streets next to the overpass, trying to figure out his to get back on.

Police car pulls up to us and asks if we know where we are going? My mum says we took an exit too soon and trying to get on the highway again. Police officer quietly says this neighbourhood is extremely dangerous and we should not be driving around it. He then tells us to follow him and he will take us back onto the highway. The look on his face was pretty scary, he looked like he thought something would happen right away. Kept looking round him.

When I looked around, nothing looked too suspect. No gangs of people hanging about, or Spanish shop signs etc... Not huge amount of graffiti. I was young but being a white nerd I was into my gangsta rap and GTA so I thought I would know what would look dangerous.


Looking back a young white family driving round a Latino hood in an obvious rental car with suitcases filled with stuff was probably like a fucking neon sign flashing "ROB ME!" to anyone inclined to crime! Phone Post 3.0