Paterson, NJ - rough and changing

Paterson, NJ - rough and changing

There are 157 comments on the New York City Real Estate Blog story from Oct 29, 2006, titled Paterson, NJ - rough and changing. In it, New York City Real Estate Blog reports that:

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Clifton, NJ

#156 Mar 23, 2012
ehhhh ... Paterson's a mixed bag. I don't & never have lived there, but I have lived in Passaic county all my life in towns bordering Paterson & was actually just in Paterson last night. I'm a just a little white girl & definitely wouldn't walk around certain areas in Paterson in the dead of night, but I have absolutely no fear of driving around Paterson or walking around.

Paterson has a host of issues, no doubt, but a cesspool is a bit extreme

East Stroudsburg, PA

#157 Apr 11, 2012
Can you please tell us where is there a Dunkin Donuts on Madison Ave??????
p-town chica

Dumont, NJ

#158 Apr 12, 2012
srm wrote:
Can you please tell us where is there a Dunkin Donuts on Madison Ave??????
donkini donuts is right over the over pass is you get off the exit for madison ave off of rt80...being your coming from pa i guess your looking for diesal or something - u wont find ur in that area....haha

Hawthorne, NJ

#159 Apr 12, 2012
I was born there, lived there until I was 10, moved to hawthorne where I lived for 37 years. The crime from Paterson has since spilled into neighboring hawthorne, and, four years ago, I moved again, farther north into upper Passaic county. Paterson is a cancer and it's a shame we can't just cut it out and destroy it. As a city, a place to live, a place to do business, it has virtually no value.

Paterson, NJ

#160 Apr 12, 2012
there are still some good in Paterson.You just have to remove yoursrlf from the negative and turn it into a positive.Yes people do make misakes and a lot of them change their ways due to not wanting to go to prison,its not the city or town we live in its the people.take for example Kendall Holt he is a very strong and dedicated young man who takes on the responsibility of caring for his eight year old son he is a man who did not let the streets take him and has a beautiful boxing career.he is well educatated and has a beautiful mother whom he loves and respect.So not all is bad in Paterson.We also have Victor Cruz,POP and more athletes that are famous.give yourselves a break !!!!!! Stop omplaining and help clean up do somethin positive for youselves and your community!!!!!!!!!!

Dumont, NJ

#161 Apr 13, 2012
All paterson is good for as dopediends and crackheads THE END.

Johnson City, TN

#162 Apr 13, 2012

New York, NY

#163 Apr 20, 2012
Glenn wrote:
Someone scratched my dad's new car with a nail. The cops did nothing.
did u want the cops to repair your car ass wipe.....

Dumont, NJ

#164 May 11, 2012
Ghetto mess. Section 8, food stamp collecting, illiterate porch monkeys. Drive through Paterson on any given day during business hours when everyone else seems to be at work and the streets are filled with grown men and women wandering around and hanging in front of liquer stores. Then they have their monthly holiday - the first of the month when they get their government checks - woo hoo party time!!!
paterson guy

Hackensack, NJ

#165 May 22, 2012
im from paterson 10th ave 27. i guess i can honestly say i love my hood and how everyone just hangs out enjoyin life, sure theres crime and all that but it comes part of where u living at. it bothers me a little but we hood stars baby.

Dumont, NJ

#166 May 22, 2012
Exactly, point in case; 10th ave is a perfect example of a hot ghetto mess. "Everyone hanging out enjoying life" - really? How about getting a job, going to school, taking care of your children. These folks need to realize there is a big world out there outside of the 4 block radius your stuck in (Aka your hood). Really a sad state of affairs when crime and drugs are just "a part of it" - "hood stars"? Really? Only in your own small simple mind sweetie - good luck - I thank god I made it out of that he'll hole!!

Islip, NY

#167 May 23, 2012
njgurl never got a date so he went to vanhouen and got some crack and a hooker insted

Dumont, NJ

#168 May 23, 2012
Sounds like you know an awful lot about the few things Paterson is good for (ie. Crack and cracked-out-hos). All of which I might add are the elements I was thanking god to be away from in my previous post. Paterson is a cess-pool and anyone proud to claim it, well let's just say I feel sorry for him/her.
pattianne pascual

United States

#169 Jun 21, 2012
keeping it short.stay out of paterson.even the "good" neighborhoods aren't safe anymore.just as many crimes in broad daylight,as there are at night.I live here.I am an animal/community activist-independent media journalist.dont say you weren't warned.find the truth ,
(police and fire,then all police section at bottom),or check the paterson police ceasefire unit page on facebook.(click on "see more", or "continue reading",at the bottom of each entry).only after doing this, make your decision if you really want to visit.(email me.I'm more than happy to send you links,stories).animalempath@ho

Wallington, NJ

#170 Jun 22, 2012
Funtran1 wrote:
I moved to Tucson from Paterson 32 years ago.The laws in N.J. back then made three classes of people. The Police,the criminal and the victim. Here in Tucson
I have a conceled carry permit which takes me out of the victim class.I sure hope for all of you that you can get some laws changed to get you out of the victim catagory also. Good luck!
sorry for the bad spelling, its late.
its not the late night,you have a paterson education!

Austell, GA

#171 Dec 13, 2012
There is so much truth in your statement. I lived on hamilton ave, east 18th and in the broadway projects before they burned to the ground on the corner of east 24th and broadway (now MLK). lived there for 25 yrs but as soon as my lady got pregnant, we head south and never looked back. I knew Paterson was no place to raise children. It is a sewer, besides the east side and some parts of west paterson, the city is basically rotten. and Garfield and Pompton lakes are full of racist whose children buy drugs in Paterson, trust me I know.

Wyckoff, NJ

#172 Dec 25, 2012
Hi I'm a white male living in Wyckoff, an affluent town many of you know of that is only 5-10 minutes from the north side as well as the fair lawn ave bridge in Paterson. I have had more than my fair share of experiences in Paterson (as a matter of fact, many more experiences then many of my fellow wyckoffers have had in that town) and I can say right off the bat, it's a troubled area. Now, with that being said, it does have a soul and a history that one can't attain by living in a McMansion in Franklin lakes or alpine or saddle river or ridgewood, it is a great town in that sense and it is a place that must be experienced because it is the home of a little bit of everything. Now while this is true, it must be taken with a grain of salt. Once you get into some of the bad neighborhoods, you begin to fear for your well being. A large part of the city has unfortunately fallen into a true state of disrepair and it seems like every block in some parts has at least 1 vacant lot or boarded up house. Also what's with all the damn junkyards? Plus there are abandoned factories left and right when you're around the Passaic (or just around Paterson in general). And while there are nicer neighborhoods around west Paterson and totowa, they're still very urban and they have a rougher feel to them. Most of these nice paterson neighborhoods are 2 times worse than the worst neighborhoods in hawthorne or totowa or waldwick or midland park which are considered to be lower class towns compared to snooty rich towns like the flow district or Wayne or montclair or the northern highlands region or west orange or ridgewood- but still, even though it has its crappy parts, and even though the townspeople live in some horrific conditions and are surrounded by gang violence, corruption and drugs, Paterson is a jewel of a city with an unmatched history. It's vibrancy might be fading, but it is a city with everything as I previously stated. It has Colombians Dominicans Mexicans Puerto Ricans blacks Arabs Italians Irish brazilians bangladeshians etc etc etc. the town might be a rotting pit on one hand, but on the other it is a melting pot of 150000 folks bunched into 8 square miles with a lot of pride a lot of beauty and a lot of history, and I feel blessed to live so close to a place like no other. Through all of its gritty hoods and crooked cops and crackheads roaming the beaten up streets, this is a real city with a soul that you couldn't find in fake cities like Vegas, la, Miami, and even much of NYC! It goosebumps when I look at the old faded out advertisements up on the bricks of those buildings downtown. I really can't explain it, but this place is special.

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