Dyber

Wellsboro, PA

#241 Oct 21, 2012
I used to live there. I got beat up all the time for being white. One time I had to suck a gangster for pissing him off.
smh

Netherlands

#244 Oct 28, 2012
Why do they finance the construction of ghettos in America?
Keeping it Real

Brooklyn, NY

#245 Oct 31, 2012
smh wrote:
Why do they finance the construction of ghettos in America?
The real reason is the poor, less fortunate do not have the financial means to afford an apartment in a safe neighborhood that might cost $1,500/month. So the government offers public housing projects, like the Pink Houses at an affordable rate of $200/month. Although there is a lot of crime in these hoods, the local governments have lists for days of people that would do anything to get into one of these housing projects.
HardCore

Brooklyn, NY

#246 Nov 26, 2012
This video of a brawl outside the Pink Houses pretty much tells it all much better than words ever could....

http://cdn.mediatakeout.com/43843/project-bra...
ChildhoodThere

United States

#248 Dec 11, 2012
I grew up in th Pink Houses & all I need to say is that it is nothing like it use to be when I was coming up. It has really gotten to be off the hook out there. But I don't think it's the worse project there is. You hear a lot about the crime there bcuz some ppl that cares still live there & they make sure that it is known news worthy. Many projects where crime occurs ppl don't report it & you know popo don't give a damn if minorities kill each other. So it goes no further tthan just happened,gone & over with. I had a 17 year old cousin that was killed in a crossfire between to young groups shooting at one another. Inspite of their irresponsibilities of what happened I still don't regret growing up there bcuz I do have many good memories to hold in my heart as well as many good ppl. I'll continue to pray for things to change for the better there again.
ChildhoodThere

United States

#249 Dec 11, 2012
I forgot to mention that I have moved from there years ago. I visit the ppl that are still there once in a blu. No matter where I live Pink Houses will always remain with me bcuz I'll never forget where I come from good or bad.
hoodlum

Brooklyn, NY

#250 Dec 12, 2012
who cares?
ChildhoodThere wrote:
I forgot to mention that I have moved from there years ago. I visit the ppl that are still there once in a blu. No matter where I live Pink Houses will always remain with me bcuz I'll never forget where I come from good or bad.
Clayton Bixby

Uniontown, KY

#252 Dec 14, 2012
ChildhoodThere wrote:
I grew up in th Pink Houses & all I need to say is that it is nothing like it use to be when I was coming up. It has really gotten to be off the hook out there. But I don't think it's the worse project there is. You hear a lot about the crime there bcuz some ppl that cares still live there & they make sure that it is known news worthy. Many projects where crime occurs ppl don't report it & you know popo don't give a damn if minorities kill each other. So it goes no further tthan just happened,gone & over with. I had a 17 year old cousin that was killed in a crossfire between to young groups shooting at one another. Inspite of their irresponsibilities of what happened I still don't regret growing up there bcuz I do have many good memories to hold in my heart as well as many good ppl. I'll continue to pray for things to change for the better there again.
Why would the popo care about these people? As long as they stay in their area and don't bother the folks who want to have nice things in life, then screw 'em. Let 'em kill each other all day long and do us all a favor. From the video of the fight posted farther up the thread, you can obviously see these people are not far from reverting back to being animals.
chea

Woodbridge, VA

#253 Dec 14, 2012
BK 4 eva wrote:
Houses ain't got nothing on the Albany Houses!
^type of ignorant comment that perpetuates the same old violence.
Nancy

Albuquerque, NM

#254 Jan 7, 2013
grew up in ENY in the 50s-60s. a tragedy that there were no kids outside playing on a Sat afternoon. what are all the kids doing? Those apartments were tiny.
brooklyn ova your moms

Whitinsville, MA

#255 Jan 9, 2013
you already bedstuy over everything yu heard

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#256 Jan 9, 2013
Bad Housing Project

São Paulo, Brazil

#257 Jan 24, 2013
Pink Houses, Brooklyn worst project in the world.
God Body

United States

#259 Jan 31, 2013
Foreigner to NYC wrote:
<quoted text>
sorry, but that is bs and spoken from some1 who probably has never lived in NY.
You are wrong: you are not ok walking through the projects of NYC if "you just mind ya business, respect, & dont speak of what you see & you'll be fine really anywhere in NYC."
do me favor Indiana, walk through the projects of Morrisania in the Bronx, or walk down 173rd Street in Washington Heights, or trying walking through the Pink Houses at night and see what happens if you "respect people and mind your business". That's very much a comment from a Kindergarten classroom. This is NYC, not Indiana. pls don't speak of what you probably have no clue of. This is not an episode of Cops, DEA or Manhunters where you are somewhat protected. This is the reality of some of the dangerous sections of NYC.
U would be incorrect on both. What was untrue or misleading?...if someone was HAD TO GO thru any pj's in ny? I was born in the South Bronx, reality dont get no realer than that...lived in West Farms and also on 143rd & Broadway. Obviously, im STILL hear to speak & made it safe....aint no fakeality show that can ever depict that. this is what I know.

Stop knocking all the projects in NY as unapproachable are some terrain like Korea or some shit...things like violence happen in EVERY hood, everywhere & ive been there...as u mentioned; IN, OH, MI, NY, NJ...lived all 5 places. how did i make it out? by exactly what i said. im not here to prove nothing. anyone can take the advice or be took on ambiguity. Shit that goes down in the hood is happening in Westchester, L.I., etc.

Again...mind YOUR business, Respect, & dont speak on what u see/hear....if you HAVE to go, there is NO OTHER way. I've lived it.
DWB

United States

#260 Feb 13, 2013
I am from Dayton OH and there is quite a bit of crime here. We have off the chain projects here like Desoto Bass, Western Manor,Gangster courts. Basically what I'm trying to say is crime is every where. My Mom refused to bring us up in the projects but trust & believe there was still a bunch of crime where we lived in Dayton View. It's about the people & what they make it.
Anonymous

Caldwell, NJ

#263 Feb 17, 2013
Grew up in a suburb. Starting dating a guy. Had no idea I was going to the Pink Houses or that this building was a project building until I arrived.

He raped me. STAY OUT of the Pink Houses. You will live longer and happier.
BornToLiveAnywhe re

Brentwood, NY

#264 Mar 8, 2013
I was born in 1959, and my family moved into the Pinkhouses, 1167 Stanley Ave when it was brand-spanking new. Several years later, 1259 Loring Ave. Those were the days when kids could be kids. We played outside with no worries. Walked to and from school with no worries. Elevator and stairwells......no worries. I savor the memories of my childhood. I know there are good, hardworking people there in the Pinkhouses still. They want nothing but the best for their children. We live in a different world with many challenges. If you're looking from the outside in, there's no way to see the entire picture. Just go to any of the surrounding churches on a Sunday morning, and come back to this forum with a report.
harry

Columbia, MO

#265 Mar 8, 2013
BK 4 eva wrote:
I live in the Albany Houses in BK and there are shootings, crack sales and robberies goin down evry day. The Pink Houses ain't got nothing on the Albany Houses!
you must be poorly educaed to live in aplace like that. you swine
PinkLady

Oklahoma City, OK

#267 Mar 30, 2013
It was a good place to live in the 60s and early 70s. I'm sorry but it really went downhill after the co-ops were built across the street. People lived there rent- free. The crime went up right after that. When I was growing up, the PH was a community; people looked our for each other. We left just before it spiraled downward. I haven't been there in a long time so can't comment on how it is now. I truly hope and pray that decency outweighs the bad seeds
PinkLady

Oklahoma City, OK

#268 Mar 30, 2013
Dyber wrote:
I used to live there. I got beat up all the time for being white. One time I had to suck a gangster for pissing him off.
Omg I'm so sorry ! I hope his wiener rots off

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