I lived on this street when Dinkins was mayor and it was digusting. Most of the prostitutes were men dressed as women and I witnessed a shootout between two pimps. Giuliani cleaned up the street after he was elected, but Bloomberg has let things get bad again.
Police enforcement of street crime violations are non-existent these days and it must be under Bloomberg's direction. Just like the days when Dinkins instructed the police not to arrest street criminals.
posted on 07/10/2006 3:57:03 AM PDT
The two fiercest libs I know in NYC are Giuliani supporters. One of them, after living there for 20 years, just moved out, and hated Dinkins and doesn't care for Bloomberg.
I lived on 48th between 8th and Broadway during the Guliani years and it was a great place to live. To this day the only decent Cajun restaurant in the city of New york is on 48th and 9th. (The Delta Grill ...try the gator)
when Guliani was Mayor this neighborhood really seemed like it was on the upswing permanently. It was mostly families and young professionals, and but for the Friday and Saturday night crowds of Tourists, it was incredibly convenient to everything.
I had the only commute in the world that was further vertically than horizontally. I lived on the 30th floor, rode the elevator to the street, walked over to 49th and 6th, where I got on the elevator and went up to the 53rd floor.
I never even owned an umbrella.
Shame it's going back to the 'old days'.
posted on 07/10/2006 4:07:29 AM PDT
>>>>Giuliani cleaned up the street after he was elected
This is very true.
posted on 07/10/2006 5:11:06 AM PDT
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