What is happening to this city? DOWN...

What is happening to this city? DOWNHILL BABY!

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Fayetteville, NY

#1 Sep 15, 2009
Utica is going down hill soo quickly it's sad to watch. The problem is I don't think most people know what to do. If you drive around Utica, the bad seem to far outnumber the good. All areas are in the city look like they are in quite disrepair. As far as I am concerned, Cornhill, East Utica and West Utica are in horrible shape. South and North Utica are not far behind. Garbage/filth everywhere, potholes, boarded up or run down houses, drug dealers selling from their cars, prostitutes working the corners, crack heads walking the streets, etc. Is it really that hard to pick up garbage in front of your house, put a coat of paint on your porch, pressure wash the dirt and filth off your house, slap some flowers in the ground. Geezz--a little can go a long way. Doesn't anyone have pride in their city or pride in home ownership. What kind of example are we setting for our children? I know many parents just want to teach their children how to milk the system..probably raise the next waive of welfare recipients. Guess it doesn't matter for them because they just get Section 8. I have been waiting and hoping that something and anything will change the direction that this city is heading in. I figure there is much of a chance anymore. The only way this city is going to change is put some young, eager and energetic leaders in charge to get the ball rolling. I'd pay any city leader to get out from behind their desk and try walking around this city to meet and talk to the people of this city(and without police protection). Any leader want to take a hike through Cornill? West Utica? Of course not...because he city looks soo nice behind their desk.

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Since: May 14

Clifton Park, NY

#2 Jun 15, 2014
It's all good. There's a sign now. It will get better.

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