Discussion in 'The Locker Room' started by FreedMind, May 16, 2021.
I could ask Google but let's see what the coli's finest historians got to say.
What actually killed the crime wave in NY during the 70s was that wages got better
People were less poor and there were a lot more opportunities for societal advancement.
It’s easy to join a gang and be a menace to society when you have no avenues to improve yourself as a young person. Only option was the streets.
That might not have really answered your question but it’s a reoccurring theme throughout the years, the better it got for poor people the less overall crime and destitute the city got. Once that happened and crack decimated the black communities there was a slow but gradual process of gentrification.
We got stuck with a mayor named Giuliani...
Giuliani helped usher in the Disneyfication of Times Square, as a part of his mass "cleanup" of the city. There's a documentary called "Giuliani Time" that I used to have on DVD. It details all the shyt he did to make cac yuppies feel at home. This is why even the most liberal cacs liked him.
Yeah I need to know how that shyt was cleaned up
all I was hearing was Dinkins time as a mayor was a joke and Rudy saved Manhattan
I need to hear from New Yorkers who knows @SourPowerStraws and @LaBellaNicole0416.NYC
and others who from NYC
NYC looks like a giant bed bath and beyond now. Lost all of its identity
Dang that cac at 9:42 got super slumped
They evicted all the porn shops, increased security, and opened up more tourists friendly themed locations. It ramped up under Giuliani but they started getting rid of the hoes before he got there.
Who wants to live somewhere unsafe?
Ppl complain about the city losing its identity. But if you listened to Biggie, the old NY sounded like a nightmare. Ppl complain about gentrified cities losing their “soul” as if high homicide rates high drug addiction and general societal decay wasn’t part of that “soul” and “gritty” era.
Yup, pretty much, n Bloomberg kept it going...let's not forget stop n frisk
Pretty much, and Bloomberg kept it rollin,
That super kick right before though
I’m 30 but from what I hear from older people. Gulliani wanted to clean up the city with the quality of life rules that were being implemented around the time. So get rid of all the low level “trash” and in time square case sell it to Disney.
Perhaps older New Yorkers can get fill in more blanks.