What's the worst neighborhood in Utica?

What's the worst neighborhood in Utica?

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BubbaParis

New York, NY

#1 May 28, 2008
Growing up I always thought the projects in back of the Auditorium looked like an episode of Good Times. But now its tuff to tell, the whole city looks like Good Times. So which is the worst now?

“Bring back Utica!”

Since: May 08

Utica, NY

#2 May 28, 2008
James Street. I won't even drive down that street anymore day or night!
Mcnulty

Utica, NY

#3 May 28, 2008
Hmmm
Hydro

New York, NY

#4 May 28, 2008
Holland Ave from the Parkway, south to Oneida St has really gone to the dogs.
Who Cares

Utica, NY

#5 May 28, 2008
Holland ave only runs one block from the Parkway to Grant St.
there are a few

Redmond, WA

#6 May 28, 2008
Aubrun Ave and Howe have gotten bad in South Utica,Lower Sunset is very bad as is most of lower West Utica,Upper South and Upper East Utica are the best areaa as well as some of North Utica.
My guess

AOL

#7 May 28, 2008
City Hall?
Ken Slade

United States

#9 May 28, 2008
Who Cares wrote:
Holland ave only runs one block from the Parkway to Grant St.
No Holland Ave also runs south off of the Parkway to Oneida St at Forest Hill Cemetery. The block you are speaking of runs north off of Pleasant St. to Grant. This past weekend an armed robbery took place at the corner of Holland Ave and Parkway at 6:08 PM. Every night as the sun sets gangs of Blacks roam the whole area along the Parkway and through South Utica.
Concerned

Syracuse, NY

#10 May 28, 2008
there are a few wrote:
Aubrun Ave and Howe have gotten bad in South Utica,Lower Sunset is very bad as is most of lower West Utica,Upper South and Upper East Utica are the best areaa as well as some of North Utica.
Add Bradford, Butterfield, Van Vorst, Baker, Storrs and Holland to your list. It's gone right to hell. Cars get broken into every weekend!
jamey

Clinton, NY

#12 May 28, 2008
nob road area
Mr Rogers

United States

#13 May 28, 2008
Concerned wrote:
<quoted text>Add Bradford, Butterfield, Van Vorst, Baker, Storrs and Holland to your list. It's gone right to hell. Cars get broken into every weekend!
That is happening around the entire city, including the nice neighborhoods. Once in a while you'll get a broken window, but it isn't as common. The criminals don't want to attract attention, so they prefer not to break anything. Now, they're checking for unlocked doors from house to house while everyone is sleeping. This happens in the worst and best neighborhoods. LOCK YOUR DOORS! LOCK YOUR DOORS! LOCK YOUR DOORS! Everyone likes to say, "I've lived here for so many years and nobody has ever gone into my vehicle until now." Why wait for something to happen until you finally lock your doors. Maybe, people just don't know what is going on. For those of you that don't know, lock everything up regardless of which neighborhood you live in. Just because you don't have any bad neighbors, doesn't mean that someone doesn't plan on going to your street and taking a walk up and down every driveway.

Others say they don't lock their doors, because they don't want to have to pay for a broken window. In that case, I don't know what to tell you. Don't leave anything important or valuable in your car if you refuse to lock your doors.
seekingexplanati on

Utica, NY

#14 May 28, 2008
I've lived near James St. and go to the stores and barbershop all the time. I'm not questioning people's perceptions and beliefs, because that's evryone's right.
I just don't understand why everyone's so afraid of the street. Granted, there are a lot of people outside and they can get loud and they litter sometimes, but that street is real high-profile, the drug dealers are usually on low-key, less known streets or in houses or cars.
What I see it as is a social marketplace, where kids and people walk to see eachother, talk or watch traffic. In the suburbs, people kind of stay in their houses and backyards and aren't very neighborly. In the inner-city people like to mingle and see eachother, especially young people.
I guess I just don't see the threat.
So..what is the threat? Has anyone here ever been assaulted on James St.? Threatened? Shot at?
People always say they're afraid to drive down, but do people routinley get killed or assaulted for driving by?
What do you see that I don't

Since: Oct 07

Utica

#15 May 28, 2008
I think that some thieves are looking before stealing from vehicles. I noticed last week a hand print with what appeared to be a forehead print on my drivers door glass. My neighbor had her GPS Stolen from her vehicle the same day I noticed the hand print.
Mr Rogers wrote:
<quoted text>That is happening around the entire city, including the nice neighborhoods. Once in a while you'll get a broken window, but it isn't as common. The criminals don't want to attract attention, so they prefer not to break anything. Now, they're checking for unlocked doors from house to house while everyone is sleeping. This happens in the worst and best neighborhoods. LOCK YOUR DOORS! LOCK YOUR DOORS! LOCK YOUR DOORS! Everyone likes to say, "I've lived here for so many years and nobody has ever gone into my vehicle until now." Why wait for something to happen until you finally lock your doors. Maybe, people just don't know what is going on. For those of you that don't know, lock everything up regardless of which neighborhood you live in. Just because you don't have any bad neighbors, doesn't mean that someone doesn't plan on going to your street and taking a walk up and down every driveway.
Others say they don't lock their doors, because they don't want to have to pay for a broken window. In that case, I don't know what to tell you. Don't leave anything important or valuable in your car if you refuse to lock your doors.

“Bring back Utica!”

Since: May 08

Utica, NY

#17 May 28, 2008
seekingexplanation wrote:
I've lived near James St. and go to the stores and barbershop all the time. I'm not questioning people's perceptions and beliefs, because that's evryone's right.
I just don't understand why everyone's so afraid of the street. Granted, there are a lot of people outside and they can get loud and they litter sometimes, but that street is real high-profile, the drug dealers are usually on low-key, less known streets or in houses or cars.
What I see it as is a social marketplace, where kids and people walk to see eachother, talk or watch traffic. In the suburbs, people kind of stay in their houses and backyards and aren't very neighborly. In the inner-city people like to mingle and see eachother, especially young people.
I guess I just don't see the threat.
So..what is the threat? Has anyone here ever been assaulted on James St.? Threatened? Shot at?
People always say they're afraid to drive down, but do people routinley get killed or assaulted for driving by?
What do you see that I don't
Actually, about seven years ago, I was attacked by a gang of about 20-25 teenagers (mostly girls) on James Street because they said my dog (a beagle) was ugly. Did I mention that I was six months pregnant at the time? I had a friend that lived on upper Brinckerhoff and I was walking over to say hi. Luckily someone called the cops and the gang scattered before there were any serious injuries but that is why I stay away from james street.
Hydro

New York, NY

#19 May 28, 2008
Who Cares wrote:
Holland ave only runs one block from the Parkway to Grant St.
You are sooo stupid.
Stay in Rome will ya.
Mark Mark Bo Mark

AOL

#21 May 28, 2008
Said it before and I will say it again... I am a 15 year old black boy in disguise. My own beat me up and now I wanna be WHITE. HELP ME!!!! Please? Anyone? I want SO much to be like YOU
Tweets

Oneida, NY

#22 May 28, 2008
Actually I think some parts of North Utica are
"frumpy" and "dumpy"!
chad

United States

#24 May 28, 2008
Yeah South Utica is horrible, thats hilarious, try Francis St. or Mulberry St. late at night, and its gotten better too.

Since: May 08

Utica, NY

#25 May 28, 2008
Lincoln Park use to be a great play ground for kids now its terrible, however I will give credit to some of the inner city youth for making due still playing baseball with no diamond there and basket ball as the fat suburban white breads play the nintendo all day eating ho ho's and twinkies and you wonder why a brother be good basketball.
chad

United States

#28 May 28, 2008
Sad but true, I tried bringing my daughters to Lincoln Park because I spent alot of my childhood there, but it is in terrible condition.

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