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(Fox News)   Battle to keep people with money out of the Bronx is a success   (foxnews.com) divider line 24
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2013-05-23 11:41:38 AM
www.thelosscolumn.com
 
2013-05-23 11:41:52 AM
They should do that 'Ghetto Tour' on Segways with expensive cameras, phones and wallets on display, maybe late at night.
That's my advice, fwiw.
 
2013-05-23 11:43:53 AM
So they way's open for a "slum tour" or a "tenement tour" then?
 
2013-05-23 11:46:02 AM
European tourists to the US can be really weird sometime.

A huge deal for the French in the 1990s was going to see a gospel church in Harlem. A couple of churches hooked up with travel agencies, put on brunches with musical performances, and had the French sitting up in a balcony watching the whole thing.

And the Germans are in love with the Wild West, thanks to a series of pulp novels put out in the 1800s by a German writer (Karl May) who had never actually been to the US.
 
2013-05-23 11:52:11 AM
Reportedly lovely housing has been constructed in New Mexico for the refugees, however.

/Obscure?
 
2013-05-23 11:57:33 AM
I worked at a publisher and press until 2008, and the woman in charge of coordinating deliveries said that they no longer did deliveries to the Bronx because the last time the delivery truck went there someone pulled a gun on the driver.
 
2013-05-23 12:09:50 PM

FrancoFile: European tourists to the US can be really weird sometime.

A huge deal for the French in the 1990s was going to see a gospel church in Harlem. A couple of churches hooked up with travel agencies, put on brunches with musical performances, and had the French sitting up in a balcony watching the whole thing.

And the Germans are in love with the Wild West, thanks to a series of pulp novels put out in the 1800s by a German writer (Karl May) who had never actually been to the US.


it's not that weird.  those two things are probably a lot more uniquely american then many other traditional acts of tourism this country has to offer.
 
2013-05-23 12:32:28 PM
sent an open letter to the company owner, Michael Myers, saying they were "sickened by the despicable way" the borough was being portrayed to outsiders.

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2013-05-23 12:33:38 PM
There are tons of beautiful and very expensive residential areas in Da Bronx.
 
2013-05-23 12:44:57 PM
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2013-05-23 12:46:37 PM
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2013-05-23 12:53:08 PM

Joe Peanut: There are tons of beautiful and very expensive residential areas in Da Bronx.


Umm... where?  I'll give you Riverdale,  but that is about it.
 
2013-05-23 12:57:42 PM

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Perfect.  ARod was my first thought, too.  But that's the perfect photo.
 
2013-05-23 01:30:51 PM
I hope the buses used for the tours were appropriately equipped to keep the tourists safe.
www.momentotravel.com.au
(Only it ain't big white guys they're afraid of in the Bronx)
 
2013-05-23 01:41:12 PM

Ummon: Joe Peanut: There are tons of beautiful and very expensive residential areas in Da Bronx.

Umm... where?  I'll give you Riverdale,  but that is about it.


Parts of Eastchester/Pelham Bay, City Island, many parts of Woodlawn, probably others I'm not familiar with.
 
2013-05-23 01:48:02 PM
Came for Escape 2000 references.

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2013-05-23 01:50:25 PM

Ummon: Umm... where? I'll give you Riverdale, but that is about it.


Country Club, Schuyerdale (sp?),  Fordham Park, Bronxville (maybe that is a seperate city I don't know) to name a few.

Lots of places by the Throgs Neck basically,  some up north, and obviously Riverdale on the Hudson.
 
2013-05-23 01:53:37 PM

FrancoFile: European tourists to the US can be really weird sometime.

A huge deal for the French in the 1990s was going to see a gospel church in Harlem. A couple of churches hooked up with travel agencies, put on brunches with musical performances, and had the French sitting up in a balcony watching the whole thing.

And the Germans are in love with the Wild West, thanks to a series of pulp novels put out in the 1800s by a German writer (Karl May) who had never actually been to the US.


It's still a thing. I'm a concierge in Manhattan, and we work with a company that does twice weekly Gospel tours in 5 languages. If the churches in Harlem are full, they take them to the Bronx. Brunch is optional. The churches let in their members first, then tour groups. So if you don't pay for the tour, you may not get in on a busy Sunday.
 
2013-05-23 01:56:35 PM
People stereotype the hell out of my 'hood.  Ok yes they are mostly pretty benign stereotypes about the East Village.  But I can just see the tour buses saying "This is where the hippies and alcoholics live".

And I can understand why she would be pissed... but its a free (expensive) city.  One thing about New York that you have to learn to deal with is that there is someone in the city doing something that will piss you off....all the fricking time.
 
2013-05-23 02:03:49 PM

FrancoFile: European tourists to the US can be really weird sometime.

A huge deal for the French in the 1990s was going to see a gospel church in Harlem. A couple of churches hooked up with travel agencies, put on brunches with musical performances, and had the French sitting up in a balcony watching the whole thing.

And the Germans are in love with the Wild West, thanks to a series of pulp novels put out in the 1800s by a German writer (Karl May) who had never actually been to the US.


Actually I think those are great ideas...  Way more interesting than the average US tourists.

The only thing that bothers me about tourists from other countries to NYC is when they invade my space.  New Yorkers are way more likely to respect that space, but for some reason tourists come here and trample all over you even when there is no reason.
 
2013-05-23 02:04:42 PM
Dear shiathole ghetto dweller;

You live in a shiathole ghetto. Maybe you should think of moving to a place with jobs and grocery stores.

PS
We still 'think' of it as a shiathole ghetto even if we can't say it on a billboard.

Seriously, there should be government programs to help relocate these people to where they can actually have a life.
 
2013-05-23 03:10:57 PM
After reading the article, I propose headline of the week for subby.

Dear Bronx,
Set up the ghetto tours yourself and invest the money in your borough, you idiots.

Sincerly,
Ghetto Tourist
 
2013-05-23 03:55:09 PM
I grew up in the Bronx, in Throggs Neck. I grew up on the water, and my childhood was more like the Wonder Years than Fort Apache.  My mom's house is on the water and the homes there, which rarely go on the market, sell for almost a million.  There are very nice, blue-collar/middle income areas left there in the north east Bronx.  The biggest problems they have now are over-development more than crime.
 
2013-05-23 04:00:03 PM

401kman: People stereotype the hell out of my 'hood.  Ok yes they are mostly pretty benign stereotypes about the East Village.  But I can just see the tour buses saying "This is where the hippies and alcoholics live".

And I can understand why she would be pissed... but its a free (expensive) city.  One thing about New York that you have to learn to deal with is that there is someone in the city doing something that will piss you off....all the fricking time.


And he's usually a cop, amirite?
 
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