HeyItsMe

Lindenhurst, NY

#670 Jun 7, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>What does ghetto mean. Wyandanch has its problems, of course. But, my experiences were, where we were very poor, I was with lots of friends who had fathers in their households, meals daily, and stability. I did not have that personally, so did that make me ghetto, or was I able to recognize where I needed to be to have greater comforts. What makes a town 'ghetto' I ask. And, why do we want to romantacize it?
That's the problem you're basing things off your opinions. Wyandanch has a poor school system, the poverty rate is high, crime is high/a lot of gangs/vandalism/violence, the houses are in poor condition/ a lot of eyesores,adults/elderly hangingout in front of liqour stores, people walking around who are clearly on drugs.
Now remember you may have not had great experiences in Lindenhurst, but Lindenhurst has great schools (keeping up grades with upper class towns such as kings park and Northport), nice little stores/ businesses/ nice family restaurants Ginos pizza, Applebees, Outback in N.Lindy while places like Duffys, or Chateau La Mer in S.Lindy, the Town Hall building, and a nice little downtown area with good pizza/desserts/OLPH church/local business/a comic book store. Lindenhurst also has gyms such as LA Fitness, Bodyshop, Fitness19, Cuves, and martial arts centers.

Now I Hate Syracuse (aka ghetto piece of trash) tell me how does Crimedanch compare to cozy Lindenhurst???

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#671 Jun 10, 2013
HeyItsMe wrote:
<quoted text>That's the problem you're basing things off your opinions. Wyandanch has a poor school system, the poverty rate is high, crime is high/a lot of gangs/vandalism/violence, the houses are in poor condition/ a lot of eyesores,adults/elderly hangingout in front of liqour stores, people walking around who are clearly on drugs.
Now remember you may have not had great experiences in Lindenhurst, but Lindenhurst has great schools (keeping up grades with upper class towns such as kings park and Northport), nice little stores/ businesses/ nice family restaurants Ginos pizza, Applebees, Outback in N.Lindy while places like Duffys, or Chateau La Mer in S.Lindy, the Town Hall building, and a nice little downtown area with good pizza/desserts/OLPH church/local business/a comic book store. Lindenhurst also has gyms such as LA Fitness, Bodyshop, Fitness19, Cuves, and martial arts centers.

Now I Hate Syracuse (aka ghetto piece of trash) tell me how does Crimedanch compare to cozy Lindenhurst???
Well, I will not resort to name-calling. The only thing I can tell you is based on my lens. Just like your response is based on your lens. And, that is fine. You made mention of people hanging in front of liquor stores, Wyandanch only had 1. It did not have the typical attributes found in ghettos; liquor stores, gun store, laundry mat, check cashing facilities. There tons of those in Lindenhurst. Industrial, yes but common tools of the down-trodden.

Again, this is through my lens.
Long island

Babylon, NY

#672 Jun 13, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, I will not resort to name-calling. The only thing I can tell you is based on my lens. Just like your response is based on your lens. And, that is fine. You made mention of people hanging in front of liquor stores, Wyandanch only had 1. It did not have the typical attributes found in ghettos; liquor stores, gun store, laundry mat, check cashing facilities. There tons of those in Lindenhurst. Industrial, yes but common tools of the down-trodden.
Again, this is through my lens.
Hahah actually those are the statistics wyandamch does have high poverty almost at 20%, very high crime rate which is actually 97% higher than all of new yorks towns in the whole state, n Actually wyandanch does have laundry mats, check cashing places and lindy doesnt have a gun store so where are u getting this info? I live in west babylon and theres tons of laundry mats and liqour stores n check cashing places does that make it ghetto? Just face it wyandanch is completely ghetto? Even wyandanch's own Rakim talks about being from the ghetto and also do people get shot every other week in lindy like wyandanch does? Ive never heard of a shooting or stabbing in lindy

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#673 Jun 14, 2013
Long island wrote:
<quoted text>Hahah actually those are the statistics wyandamch does have high poverty almost at 20%, very high crime rate which is actually 97% higher than all of new yorks towns in the whole state, n Actually wyandanch does have laundry mats, check cashing places and lindy doesnt have a gun store so where are u getting this info? I live in west babylon and theres tons of laundry mats and liqour stores n check cashing places does that make it ghetto? Just face it wyandanch is completely ghetto? Even wyandanch's own Rakim talks about being from the ghetto and also do people get shot every other week in lindy like wyandanch does? Ive never heard of a shooting or stabbing in lindy
You are offering an emotional response, not an intellectually honest one. People shot every other week? Liquor stores? Crime is 97% higher than other towns in the state? Rakim (and my classmate) has confirmed your assessment? You have not substantiated any of this. Wyandanch certainly has her issues, but it is far from being a ghetto.
Bob

Buffalo, NY

#674 Jun 14, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
You are offering an emotional response, not an intellectually honest one. People shot every other week? Liquor stores? Crime is 97% higher than other towns in the state? Rakim (and my classmate) has confirmed your assessment? You have not substantiated any of this. Wyandanch certainly has her issues, but it is far from being a ghetto.
In my opinion, Wyandanch is only bad/dangerous along Straight Path and some of it's side streets. Sometimes crime does extend further than those boundaries but those are usually specifically targeted crimes for ppl who are already in the "street life".

The rest of Wyandanch is just a quiet working class to lower income suburban neighborhood.

If you mind your own business and dont "chill" all day on Straight Path then your just as safe here as you are in any other place.

Two of my aunts grew up&graduated in Wyandanch and now they both have college degrees and are well-off. I grew up on the border with Wyandanch and i'm about to graduate from one of the best SUNY schools and my brother just graduated HS.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#675 Jun 14, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>In my opinion, Wyandanch is only bad/dangerous along Straight Path and some of it's side streets. Sometimes crime does extend further than those boundaries but those are usually specifically targeted crimes for ppl who are already in the "street life".

The rest of Wyandanch is just a quiet working class to lower income suburban neighborhood.

If you mind your own business and dont "chill" all day on Straight Path then your just as safe here as you are in any other place.

Two of my aunts grew up&graduated in Wyandanch and now they both have college degrees and are well-off. I grew up on the border with Wyandanch and i'm about to graduate from one of the best SUNY schools and my brother just graduated HS.
I fully agree with you...
Long island

Babylon, NY

#676 Jun 17, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
You are offering an emotional response, not an intellectually honest one. People shot every other week? Liquor stores? Crime is 97% higher than other towns in the state? Rakim (and my classmate) has confirmed your assessment? You have not substantiated any of this. Wyandanch certainly has her issues, but it is far from being a ghetto.
No my response is correct look up $moothe chip- hometown, its about wyandanch n its struggles being a ghetto, n yea rakim and i talked about this on the phone last night
Whycha

Brooklyn, NY

#677 Jun 17, 2013
Please Brooklyn is the most ghetto place becuz you wouldn't see no one roll deep to the pjs from manhattan Bronx or queens let alone Staten Island and Long Island... Brooklyn pjs is mad ghetto where in other words no one gives a f*** what time of day it is when Shiz pops off they rolling deep even if its from one corner to cross the street to the next... This is funny LI tryin to get labeled when ppl in LI be shouting me out to get there to Handel stuff like really ya funny.. Hold ya ground before ya talk about a place being ghetto...

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#678 Jun 18, 2013
Whycha wrote:
Please Brooklyn is the most ghetto place becuz you wouldn't see no one roll deep to the pjs from manhattan Bronx or queens let alone Staten Island and Long Island... Brooklyn pjs is mad ghetto where in other words no one gives a f*** what time of day it is when Shiz pops off they rolling deep even if its from one corner to cross the street to the next... This is funny LI tryin to get labeled when ppl in LI be shouting me out to get there to Handel stuff like really ya funny.. Hold ya ground before ya talk about a place being ghetto...
I'm not even sure of what the hell you just said. I choose English as my primary means of communication.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#679 Jun 18, 2013
Long island wrote:
<quoted text>No my response is correct look up $moothe chip- hometown, its about wyandanch n its struggles being a ghetto, n yea rakim and i talked about this on the phone last night
I found no such reference.$moothe Chip? And I assume your Rakim reference was sarcasm.
Long island

Babylon, NY

#680 Jun 18, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
I found no such reference.$moothe Chip? And I assume your Rakim reference was sarcasm.
$moove chip$ and also u can look up " okc melo" in to youtube there both from wyandanch

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#681 Jun 19, 2013
I visited YouTube but I'm not sure what I am supposed to get out of this. Just because it's in a song, does not make it accurate. He was right about Obama, we all should vote Republican.

I saw abandon homes, but I also saw homes with vinyl fences in homes. I saw construction vehicles suggesting expansion and improvement.
Bob

Buffalo, NY

#682 Jun 19, 2013
Whycha wrote:
Please Brooklyn is the most ghetto place becuz you wouldn't see no one roll deep to the pjs from manhattan Bronx or queens let alone Staten Island and Long Island... Brooklyn pjs is mad ghetto where in other words no one gives a f*** what time of day it is when Shiz pops off they rolling deep even if its from one corner to cross the street to the next... This is funny LI tryin to get labeled when ppl in LI be shouting me out to get there to Handel stuff like really ya funny.. Hold ya ground before ya talk about a place being ghetto...
That's really nothing to brag about or be proud of. I don't get why the age 11-17 "urban" male demographic takes so much pride in how worse off their community is. I'm an 18-20 yr old black guy and it boggles my mind. And yes, Brooklyn is definitely more ghetto than even the worst places on Long Island (you can actually count all the public housing projects on LI w/one hand- and they usually have tiny populations).

Some young black kids around here feel that they need to pretend that they're from the ghetto just b/c of the simple fact that they're black. Like nigguh, if you live in a $375,000 house then you're not from the hood, lol.

It's sad b/c when I was in high school, I really had to distance myself from the ppl who I was supposed to be able to relate to the most. Thinking like that will only bring you down.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#683 Jun 19, 2013
Bob wrote:
<quoted text>That's really nothing to brag about or be proud of. I don't get why the age 11-17 "urban" male demographic takes so much pride in how worse off their community is. I'm an 18-20 yr old black guy and it boggles my mind. And yes, Brooklyn is definitely more ghetto than even the worst places on Long Island (you can actually count all the public housing projects on LI w/one hand- and they usually have tiny populations).

Some young black kids around here feel that they need to pretend that they're from the ghetto just b/c of the simple fact that they're black. Like nigguh, if you live in a $375,000 house then you're not from the hood, lol.

It's sad b/c when I was in high school, I really had to distance myself from the ppl who I was supposed to be able to relate to the most. Thinking like that will only bring you down.
I used to drop a Buffalo classmate off in Brooklyn. He acted like a little bitch on LI but a thug on campus. I told him thugs don't take chemistry and differential equations.
HeyItsMe

Lindenhurst, NY

#684 Jun 23, 2013
Long island wrote:
<quoted text>
Hahah actually those are the statistics wyandamch does have high poverty almost at 20%, very high crime rate which is actually 97% higher than all of new yorks towns in the whole state, n Actually wyandanch does have laundry mats, check cashing places and lindy doesnt have a gun store so where are u getting this info? I live in west babylon and theres tons of laundry mats and liqour stores n check cashing places does that make it ghetto? Just face it wyandanch is completely ghetto? Even wyandanch's own Rakim talks about being from the ghetto and also do people get shot every other week in lindy like wyandanch does? Ive never heard of a shooting or stabbing in lindy
According to I Hate Syracuse every statistic and fact of negative things that exist and are going on in Wyandanch are false opinions. He doesn't even know a fact from opinion and he claims to be well educated.
Long island

Babylon, NY

#685 Jun 24, 2013
HeyItsMe wrote:
<quoted text>
According to I Hate Syracuse every statistic and fact of negative things that exist and are going on in Wyandanch are false opinions. He doesn't even know a fact from opinion and he claims to be well educated.
exactly like if it wasnt a ghetto then why does it have a shot spotter

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#686 Jun 24, 2013
HeyItsMe wrote:
<quoted text>According to I Hate Syracuse every statistic and fact of negative things that exist and are going on in Wyandanch are false opinions. He doesn't even know a fact from opinion and he claims to be well educated.
Actually, I do not dispute stats if they are plausible. In one example, someone stated that Wyandanch had a 97 % crime rate. What does that even mean? I also recall reading a stat that claimed a 20% poverty rate. Now, that seems plausible after growing up there. But ghetto, it is not. Granted, my lens of my home town is blocked by hard-working family and friends with traditional households. Real leave it to beaver folks. So, if it were a ghetto, I was protected from it. Wyandanch had lots of problems when I was there but most of it were a school resource issue. I was very poor; very little food, some times no utilities. But, I was protected from the attributes you describe as a ghetto.

I am still enjoying the discussion.
Long island

Babylon, NY

#687 Jun 24, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, I do not dispute stats if they are plausible. In one example, someone stated that Wyandanch had a 97 % crime rate. What does that even mean? I also recall reading a stat that claimed a 20% poverty rate. Now, that seems plausible after growing up there. But ghetto, it is not. Granted, my lens of my home town is blocked by hard-working family and friends with traditional households. Real leave it to beaver folks. So, if it were a ghetto, I was protected from it. Wyandanch had lots of problems when I was there but most of it were a school resource issue. I was very poor; very little food, some times no utilities. But, I was protected from the attributes you describe as a ghetto.
I am still enjoying the discussion.
i said it has a 97% crime rate higher than towns and cities of all sizes in new york, it does have 20% poverty rate and also over 20% dont finish high school and 86% dont go on to college. Almost 95% have free or reduced lunch in the district, its nickname is crimedanch, it has shotspotters. If its not a hood then what is it
Long island

Babylon, NY

#688 Jun 24, 2013
I Hate Syracuse wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, I do not dispute stats if they are plausible. In one example, someone stated that Wyandanch had a 97 % crime rate. What does that even mean? I also recall reading a stat that claimed a 20% poverty rate. Now, that seems plausible after growing up there. But ghetto, it is not. Granted, my lens of my home town is blocked by hard-working family and friends with traditional households. Real leave it to beaver folks. So, if it were a ghetto, I was protected from it. Wyandanch had lots of problems when I was there but most of it were a school resource issue. I was very poor; very little food, some times no utilities. But, I was protected from the attributes you describe as a ghetto.
I am still enjoying the discussion.
my bad it has a higher crime rate than 94%* of new york and a higher crime rate than 86% of all towns and cities of all populations in the whole country. It also has alot of stolen cars, your chance of becoming a victim is 1 in 390. Your chance of becoming a victim of rape,assault or murder is 1 in 172.

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Since: Aug 08

Wyandanch, NY

#689 Jun 25, 2013
Long island wrote:
<quoted text>i said it has a 97% crime rate higher than towns and cities of all sizes in new york, it does have 20% poverty rate and also over 20% dont finish high school and 86% dont go on to college. Almost 95% have free or reduced lunch in the district, its nickname is crimedanch, it has shotspotters. If its not a hood then what is it
I see, you attribute income and class with ghetto. I do not dispute the free lunch stat. But, only 14% going on to higher education even after 20% dropped out. I did not graduate from Wyandanch High (Hills West) but I know I can list about one third and the school they attended. A class of about 180 had at least 50% go on to college.any others continued on to the military.

I would call Wyandanch a town that is on distress but not a ghetto. Have you been to Detroit, Gary, Watts?

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