Newark named most unfriendly city in ...

Newark named most unfriendly city in the world. You got a problem with that?

There are 16 comments on the The Jersey Journal story from Aug 2, 2013, titled Newark named most unfriendly city in the world. You got a problem with that?. In it, The Jersey Journal reports that:

NEWARK - Perhaps the discerning readers of Conde Nast Traveler have never taken in the pulsing, aromatic allure of Newark's Ironbound enclave on a summer night.

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Col Huggington

Marcus Hook, PA

#1 Aug 3, 2013
Yo what the hell is wrong with you morons of Newark now? Worst city in the world.. You should be ashamed scoundrel city of lowlife scum. Listen up I was born and raised in Newark back when there was a tiny little italian neighborhood. We were litterly forced to move to montclaire because it was getting soo bad with gangs and this was 1980. Now Newark is a jungle of hoodlums and killers. They need to get the good people out and flatten that whole city to the ground. Then rebuild a nice place where the police have the bigger guns. I know what go on in Newark, you guys want it to be a slum. I recently drove thru Newark to visit someone in the hospital. 3 minutes after being there a car pulls up next to me and my wife and homeboy starts riffing with me over???? Who knows. He lets me know that my life is in his hands right now. He shows us some redicilous gun and theres four other meatheads in his car. They a hit squad obviously. I really dont care and tell them to fuck off. He wasn't expecting that and a bit confused then the light turn green and I floor it then bang a turn getting away. As I making it down the street I see him speed up as to catch me on the next block. Its a grid of streets right there. I make another turn and the next block up I see him flying down to intercept me and probably open fire on me and my wife. He is soo stupid and on drugs probably, he ends head first smashing into a bus. It was like out of a hollywood movie. His car was crushed because he flying downhill and head on with a city bus going opposite way lol closing speed hello the bus won. They might have died I really didn't stick around. This is 3 minutes in Newark. So now I get back to downtown where hospital is and the whole street is closed. Police activity, people on the ground not moving. Who knows what that was all about. We finally make it to the hospital and I well aware this is not the Newark I grew up in. Corey Booker honestly, if you vote for him you have to be crazy. Don't believe his hype. He is not the next Obama. The city he in charge is out of control. I live in the Bronx now 18 years. Feel safer in south bronx than in my hometown of Newark any day. Thats messed up. You need to run everyone out of Newark, knock it all down, rebuild and change the name. As long as there is a Newark,, Nj will have a big black eye.
mICHEAL

Karachi, Pakistan

#2 Aug 4, 2013
congratz
Joseph deluisi

Philadelphia, PA

#3 Aug 4, 2013
I was a firefighter for the city of newark for over 20 years on some of the busiest engine and ladder companys like engine 12 and 6 and ladder 5 and 9 , although the amount of fires has gone down dramaticaly , crime has incrased to a level of astronomic proportions. It comes down to one thing: newark needs a white middle class population period. Until then crime will run rampant. Also a lousy public school system.
Jimmy mint

Philadelphia, PA

#4 Aug 4, 2013
Yes i agree about the need for a white middle class population too. But we need to lower the crime rate in newark.
Dr laurelli

Philadelphia, PA

#5 Aug 4, 2013
Newark will rise again and be reborn, look at all the new development taking place all over the city, new housing , new office towers and new parks and even more on the drawing boards. Newark is on the rise.
Mary pat arenia

Philadelphia, PA

#6 Aug 4, 2013
Newark is not that bad, come on now i live and work in newark and i have never been a victim of any type of crime.
Angela torrisi

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Aug 4, 2013
Newark has come a long way the last 20 years, it still has a long road ahead but it will make it one step at a time.
Angela torrisi

Philadelphia, PA

#8 Aug 4, 2013
Newark has come a long way in the past 20 years and it stil has a long road ahead of it but it will make it. I have faith and hope in newark.
Nuevo

New York, NY

#9 Aug 4, 2013
Ok, Booker stinks as a mayor will make even a worst senator. But that's not where it ends. Cops are lazy, stupid out of control. It makes city more dangerous. You have never been anywhere this dangerous in the world. The lack of education and disrespect that goes on is unbelievable. Worst city in the world? Hell yea. Newark is the mouth of hell.
mICHEAL

Karachi, Pakistan

#10 Aug 5, 2013
yeah becomes scary at night
Faith

New Baltimore, MI

#11 Aug 5, 2013
mICHEAL wrote:
yeah becomes scary at night
Not as scary as Karachi..or Lawhore.
Newarker

New York, NY

#13 Aug 9, 2013
I haven't heard anything from that bull crap booker. Plus people in Newark don't like him he is a two face back stabber so don't count on him and Newarkers getting together to prove world wrong. Newarkers can't wait to get rid of him. Booker made his fame off of blood and sweat of Newarkers than left them hanging out to dry
Jimbo

United States

#14 Aug 9, 2013
NJ sucks!
Jimbo

United States

#15 Aug 9, 2013
Everything about NJ sucks
oprah u sloppy hoe

Bloomsburg, PA

#16 Aug 9, 2013
al sharpton and jesse jackson like to roam newark looking for gay sex.
Col Huggington

Brooklyn, NY

#17 Aug 14, 2013
I have news for everyone on here. Newark used to have a white middle class making up half its population. Think 1960-70s. They were just like what you see now in NYC neighborhoods, young white families working hard and the gangs have no choice to move father east ny or risk going to jail. The problem happened in the 80s in Newark with port Newark being expolited by drug cartels and the gangs lined up to recieve them. This brought more black people from all over to Newark, mostly hooked on drugs, making it undesiable for white families to live there. Like most black neighborhoodz Newark used to be all white, mostly italian and dutch in the 30s-50s. The drug craze of the 80s pushed all white families out to the dozens if safer areas of north NJ. Then the 90s came and Newark officially crack central, junkie land and all black. Nothing has changed there since then. Few buildings go up downtown, white people are like ya ok I never living anywhere close to Newark. Even Bloomfield is a dump now because it borders Newark and they spilling into there. Corey Booker is looking for political options and money, nothing changed in Newark with him there. You colored people will still vote for him because he's kind of brownish. Honestly I have darker sun tan then him and know more black people. Booker is a rich kid from a rich family who grew up far from Newark and doesn't relate to deep city issues. You still voting for him because its black code vote for the brotha. He not your brotha or black so drop the bullshit. If you enjoy black on black crime and being one of the worst cities in the world stay living in Newark and change nothing. Ignorance breeds ignorance the cycle repeats for ever and ever and ever..

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