Why I hate DC - page 5

by HU_nurse

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Because my car got broken into in broad daylight! I hear my alarm going off and I walk outside and the suspect just casually jogs away like nothing even happened. No point in filing a police report. I'm a student, times are hard,... Read More


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    Quote from mingez
    Well, I should have said "LA" instead of SoCal, San Diego is quite nice. And you're right, SD isn't a pit.

    But my being critical of LA and calling it a Pit isn't any different than some of the things people have said about DC or Philly, back in the thread up. You're just the first to get defensive about it. I'm entitled to my opinion.

    "To each their own" ...I agree totally.
    --However---
    "We don't have room for you hear anyway" ...There's a difference between giving your opinion of a city and a personal attack.

    I'm sure it was just a knee jerk reaction so I'm cool with it. I've done the same.

    Good luck to the OP with your decision whatever it is...(I think you said you already moved right?)

    Yes, you're entitled to your opinion. Who said you weren't? You gave it and I told you what I think of it.

    I hardly launched a personal attack. I said there's not room for you here because there literally isn't. It wouldn't matter whether you love it here or not- where my little town is concerned I am very much anti-growth. It isn't meant as a judgment against anyone in particular, I just want them all to find another place to live.
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    I lived in DC in the Mount Pleasant/ Adams Morgan neighborhood for 6 years and it was the BEST! Every city has its "bad spots". I personally think that the suburbs of DC have more ctrime. More of my friends have had more issues out in the suburbs than in DC. I moved to Arlington because my husband needed to live in VA, but I miss DC. I take metro all the time and find it safe, and I work the night shift 7p-7a. DC has the best restaurants, bars, fun places to hang out. Places to eat are much better than in VA or MD, more cultural.
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    Quote from mercyteapot
    I hardly launched a personal attack. I said there's not room for you here because there literally isn't. It wouldn't matter whether you love it here or not- where my little town is concerned I am very much anti-growth. It isn't meant as a judgment against anyone in particular, I just want them all to find another place to live.
    Okay my bad then. It didn't seem literal, I took it as "You're not welcome here anyway." My mistake. (Re-read your post and perhaps you can see why I thought that.) But I still contend that LA is a pit, cause IMO it is.

    I'm cool... Thanks for clarifying.
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    hey folks-raised in DC-have lived here all my life-never have had my car broken into, many juristictions have red light cameras, and yes-we DO give speeding tickets here both to residents and non-residents. Check out the crime rates in surrounding counties. I walk everywhere including to some of my patient's homes.
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    My sister & BIL are Army officers stationed in the DC area - they live in Alexandria. When they moved there in summer 2001, they had a lot of problems. First, they considered putting my nephew in daycare at the Pentagon because it's just a short ride away - please note the "Pentagon" and "summer 2001". Needless to say, 9/11 changed their minds about that.
    Then there's the two snipers going around randomly shooting at people. Charming.

    They are still there, mainly because Alexandria isn't too bad and there's lots of work for them. If they go into DC they take the metro and don't go into creepy places. They also work on military bases, so there's awesome security. On one visit, we had a drunk trying to beg off of us once near Ford Theatre, but no muggers. But when they buy a house, it's going to be far far away, maybe Texas or Colorado.

    FYI I live on Long Island, I've been to NYC enough to know it's pretty safe if you stick to certain areas and situations. But you always have to pay attention to what's going on around you. I've never had a problem, but I know people who've been mugged or attacked. And if you don't live in a doorman building, don't keep anything nice in your apartment because it'll get broke into. A lot.
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    I have to agree- every city has it's negatives.

    My friend was in her last semester of nursing school at UMD in Baltimore. She and her husband kept waking up to dead people in their window well. No lie- stab victims, homeless people, you name it-- if it was dead or dying, it landed in their window well. After the first couple of times, they accepted that it was just their part of the city.
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    this has got to be the best nurse from millers children hospital. from the best tech at millers. one love
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    Quote from hpcat

    FYI I live on Long Island, I've been to NYC enough to know it's pretty safe if you stick to certain areas and situations. But you always have to pay attention to what's going on around you. I've never had a problem, but I know people who've been mugged or attacked. And if you don't live in a doorman building, don't keep anything nice in your apartment because it'll get broke into. A lot.

    I know this thread is long but I had to ask, When you say if you dont have a doorman building dont keep anything in nice in your apartment because itll get broke into . A lot, are you referring to DC, because I am from LI also was born and raised there lived in NYC for 6 years and know people that lived in Harlem and things was cool, never any breakin and they did not have a doorman unit, and this was off of 125th st even living in the Bronx up near the zoo never anything. I hope you are speaking about DC and not NY.

    Also, I was reading through this thread and it reminded my alot about NY back in the 70's when crime was rappant, but as I read through other threads I could see the change in the area. You are correct or I do agree with in NY and I am sure DC you have to watch your back, I now live in the south and I hate it I am thinking about DC, but the south is so slow with different opportunities and the diversity or lack there of I am just not accustom to I loved NY because it was a melting pot full of people and things to do and experience, and it would be great to get that from working in the DC area, and maybe living in VA or the burbs of MD.


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