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Bronx 'Ghetto' Tours Stop Amid Residents' Outrage
Yahoo! News ^ | Thu, May 23, 2013 | VERENA DOBNIK

Posted on 05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER

Edited on 05/24/2013 3:28:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

NEW YORK A company that promised sightseer tours to the Bronx that included a New York City "ghetto" has stopped the bus rides under protest from an outraged neighborhood.

Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: New York
KEYWORDS: bronx; bronxzoo; ghetto; napl; tourism
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bronx photo: the bronx Bronx.jpg A worthy postcard to send home to family and friends to commemorate a vacation day spent with Real Bronx Tours ...
1 posted on 05/24/2013 3:15:27 PM PDT by DogByte6RER
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To: DogByte6RER

Next they’ll ban tours of Detroit. Oh, there aren’t any tours of Detroit . . . ?


2 posted on 05/24/2013 3:17:35 PM PDT by madprof98
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To: DogByte6RER

Being that NYC is now a despotic state under despot Bloomberg, I’m surprised that tours are even allowed and not banned.


3 posted on 05/24/2013 3:17:54 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between "lose" and "loose")
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To: DogByte6RER

Why is there outrage? For showing reality?


4 posted on 05/24/2013 3:18:49 PM PDT by Cowboy Bob (Democrats: Robbing Peter to buy Paul's vote.)
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To: madprof98

Actually there are tours in Detroit run by the locals despite the outrage of some city council members.

Unlike NY, Detroit is still free


5 posted on 05/24/2013 3:21:18 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Its not the tours that are illegal in N.Y. it’s the taking of pictures of the slums.


6 posted on 05/24/2013 3:21:38 PM PDT by VRWCarea51
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To: DogByte6RER

They’ll just change the language and set up shop again under a new name. Crime-wise, today’s Bronx is a pale shadow of what it was in the 80’s, and that’s a good thing. Tourists can get vicarious thrills without being in any real danger.


7 posted on 05/24/2013 3:21:57 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: DogByte6RER
I see;
The residents are offended just because the tourists wanted to see the animals in the zoo,
8 posted on 05/24/2013 3:22:04 PM PDT by Tupelo (The Government lies, then the media lies to cover up the government lies.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

Some Freeper has the clever tagline “To outrage a conservative, tell him a lie. To outrage a liberal, tell him the truth.”


9 posted on 05/24/2013 3:22:28 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: DogByte6RER
The tour buses are known as Saltine conveyors. Because they're full-o-crackas!
10 posted on 05/24/2013 3:23:06 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: DogByte6RER

So When are the Hollywood Blvd tours going to stop?

No one has a ‘right’ to not be looked at in public. Anyone in a tourist town/historical area just accepts it as the price of living where you live. You are scenery.

Of course if these particular exhibits have an issue, they have a choice. Move or fix the reason they are on display.


11 posted on 05/24/2013 3:25:13 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: DogByte6RER
Anyone who wants to get a remarkable look at the bad old days of the South Bronx should try to get their hands on two phenomenal books that were published in the 1970s: Fort Apache and Report from Engine Company 82.

The first was written by a retired police lieutenant from the 41st Precinct in the South Bronx, nicknamed "Fort Apache" because it was literally an outpost in the middle of a territory of savages. The second was written by a retired firefighter who spent most of his career at the fire house right around the corner from Fort Apache.

The two books are unrelated and were published separately, but the story they tell is the same.

Anyone who gets offended by a "Ghetto Tour" in the Bronx might be interested to know that the 41st Precinct is now known affectionately as "Little House on the Prairie" -- because it is a quiet, pristine place compared to what it was 30-40 years ago.

12 posted on 05/24/2013 3:26:32 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Cowboy Bob

Reality is taboo.


13 posted on 05/24/2013 3:29:29 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: DogByte6RER; All

Reminds me of the time I picked up German relatives at Miami Intl Airport.

They thought Miami was all South Beach and rich people. They were gasping when they saw the crap hole neighborhood near MIA as we sat in traffic. And, this was not first time in Miami for them...as they usually came in winter and not summer...being dark already in early evening arrivals after earlier trips

They did not need a 45 buck ghetto tour...lol


14 posted on 05/24/2013 3:32:18 PM PDT by SeminoleCounty (GOP - Greenlighting Obama's Programs)
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To: cripplecreek

Detroit should be a hunting preserve.


15 posted on 05/24/2013 3:35:51 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Norm Lenhart
Of course if these particular exhibits have an issue, they have a choice. Move or fix the reason they are on display.

That's exactly why they should continue. I recently met a guy in Detroit who does this primarily for that reason and he's actually a small economic driver. He pays a couple dozen people under the table but they go out and spend that money in local stores and businesses. Plus his tour stops at a couple of local businesses and restaurants.

Apparently they play it up to the hilt driving clients around in a Humvee with two guys hanging off the sides with AR-15s. They stop and talk to prostitutes, pimps, bums, drunks etc. He'd like to go legit but the taxes and regulations would kill him. (welcome to conservatism)

I think its genius.
16 posted on 05/24/2013 3:42:58 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Imagine a hoax, in which a “travel agency” arranges for Europeans to come to the US, provides them with a map of a “bad part of town”, and a weapon, and lets them go “hunting” predatory criminals.

They provide them with an armed backup in the shadows, in case they are either surprised or outnumbered. When they are attacked and lethally defend themselves, then their backup takes some pictures of the scene as proof, disposes of the weapon, and cleanses the scene of any DNA with bleach, as needed.

All very illegal, and very expensive. Exclusive.

In any event, as a hoax leaked to some European websites, imagine the hilarity when the nanny governments learn of it and are horrified, and try to stop it.


17 posted on 05/24/2013 3:45:32 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: DogByte6RER

The residents in question sent the tour operator a very effective message.

18 posted on 05/24/2013 3:46:27 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Leno Was Right,They *Are* Undocumented Democrats!)
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To: DogByte6RER

Now..., if they could just tour in this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yS7idJnIbVA

Saw this earlier today and thought of it on this thread.


19 posted on 05/24/2013 3:47:27 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (Funny thing happened on the way to the Constitution burning, Lefties rights were violated...)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

“The Purge” looks like an interesting movie.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0LLaybEuzA


20 posted on 05/24/2013 3:49:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: DogByte6RER

I do hope the tour buses are bullet proof!


21 posted on 05/24/2013 3:50:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: cripplecreek

To boldly go where no tour bus has gone before!


22 posted on 05/24/2013 3:52:41 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: DogByte6RER; a fool in paradise
Commemorative T-shirts for all tour passengers.


23 posted on 05/24/2013 3:53:27 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: DogByte6RER

LOL. How did this company think it could do something like this without being found out and then tortured by the PC police??? Stopping the tours won’t be enough. The owners are going to have to publicly repent and then will be led down the streets of Harlem wearning dunce caps like a Cultural Revolution political enemy.


24 posted on 05/24/2013 3:53:39 PM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: DogByte6RER

The indigents apparently don’t like being called out for what they are—skells living in a craphole area that one upon a time used to be beautiful.


25 posted on 05/24/2013 4:03:11 PM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: cripplecreek
wouldn't be but a few years and all the RATS would be purged...
26 posted on 05/24/2013 4:03:49 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DogByte6RER

What’s the big deal? Americans go to Europe to visit ruins all the time. Why can’t Europeans visit our ruins?


27 posted on 05/24/2013 4:09:21 PM PDT by aomagrat (Gun owners who vote for democrats are too stupid to own guns.)
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To: DogByte6RER

Funny stuff.


28 posted on 05/24/2013 4:11:51 PM PDT by Mears
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To: DogByte6RER
I've heard of the Bronx Zoo.

Are there two?

29 posted on 05/24/2013 4:21:43 PM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: aomagrat; a fool in paradise
Why can’t Europeans visit our ruins?

True, and the advantage of our All-American ruins over theirs is that they can be visited before (shortly, yes) the fall of the civilization that produced them.

30 posted on 05/24/2013 4:24:52 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

I like the way you think.


31 posted on 05/24/2013 4:27:19 PM PDT by windcliff
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To: Alberta's Child

Late Buddy of mine transferred out of 82 Engine for Harlem in the late 80s. Wasn’t enough action for his taste.


32 posted on 05/24/2013 4:28:37 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus
I've heard the same thing.

Right now there's one busy fire company in NYC (maybe in Bedford Stuyvesant?) that calls itself The Sleepless Knights. LOL.

33 posted on 05/24/2013 4:32:42 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: DogByte6RER
Bronx? That ain't nothing.

Flint

Detroit

34 posted on 05/24/2013 4:46:36 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Abortion - legalized murder for convenience)
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To: Alberta's Child

One of the reasons Ft. Apache got the new name, Little House on the Prairie, was because it became the only building standing for many blocks. Wish I could find an image of it surrounded by blocks of empty, leveled lots.


35 posted on 05/24/2013 4:48:24 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: DogByte6RER
Real Bronx Tours, which took mostly European tourists from Manhattan to see life in the South Bronx "from a safe distance," issued a statement this week saying it would immediately cease all tours there.

Wut?

They realized they needed to get large armored cars? or tanks?

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !

36 posted on 05/24/2013 4:48:27 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: DogByte6RER
Who the heck wants white people staring at them?


37 posted on 05/24/2013 4:53:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (Q: The worst president in US history?)
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To: VRWCarea51
Its not the tours that are illegal in N.Y. it’s the taking of pictures of the slums.

I hope you're not serious!

But that reminds me of the heart attacks I gave a French family when I returned home from a sightseeing walk through a neighborhood not far from La Sorbonne, with my trusted camera, firing away for about 3 hours, puzzled by the Hate America-hate Nixon graffiti everywhere.

It was the koranimal district in Paris at the time (early 70s.)

I should get me a tee shirt that says, "I survived...etc"

38 posted on 05/24/2013 4:55:41 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: madprof98; DogByte6RER

39 posted on 05/24/2013 4:56:31 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Cowboy Bob

I want to know WHO! Is anyone living there????


40 posted on 05/24/2013 5:09:54 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: DogByte6RER

I don’t understand this. New Orleans has been luring tourists into ghettos for years. Especially since Katrina, there have even been bus tours showing people the destruction of the lower 9th ward. Now they want to run a senic streetcar into the heart of the 9th ward ghetto to see all of it’s ‘funky ambiance’. Isn’t the New York ghetto in need of upscale tourists to prey upon? I know the locals here are anticipating curious tourists avidly!


41 posted on 05/24/2013 5:32:19 PM PDT by ClearBlueSky (When anyone says its not about Islam...it's about Islam. That death cult must be eradicated.Do what)
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To: Roccus

Good point. Very few fires to extinguish once all of the buildings are burned and/or bulldozed to the ground.


42 posted on 05/24/2013 5:39:33 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

There was a house in Harlem that needed an extra engine. They parked it on the street and built a chain-link cage around it.

Again, can’t find an image, sorry.


43 posted on 05/24/2013 5:53:31 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Alberta's Child

Here’s a video of an engine in a cage...but for a different reason

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kXiivOh6hU


44 posted on 05/24/2013 5:58:00 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: Roccus

That’s a great clip. I always wondered what they did with a fire engine when they were doing major work on a fire station. LOL.


45 posted on 05/24/2013 6:08:21 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("I am the master of my fate ... I am the captain of my soul.")
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To: Alberta's Child

After I retired, I was working P/T on an open boat in Howard Beach next door to the firehouse. When they were doing a reno, we let them keep the engine and ladder in our parking lot.


46 posted on 05/24/2013 6:28:25 PM PDT by Roccus
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To: SpaceBar

a retired mich. firefighter shared with me that during the detroit riots the rioters used to saw out the floor of a building then stretch the rug back over the open hole; when the firemen rushed in to put out the fire they fell to the basement of the bldg....


47 posted on 05/24/2013 7:01:30 PM PDT by jimsin
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To: Slings and Arrows

ping


48 posted on 05/25/2013 7:17:56 AM PDT by DogByte6RER ("Loose lips sink ships")
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To: Revolting cat!; Slings and Arrows

I came to hear the Bronx Cheer in its native tongue.


49 posted on 05/25/2013 7:40:03 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Caipirabob

hehe hehe


50 posted on 05/25/2013 10:33:03 AM PDT by dennisw (too much of a good thing is a bad thing - Joe Pine)
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