Originally Posted by Nineties Flava
While I agree with your main point, I don't see how San Leandro or Hayward - or EPA and Oakland for that matter - make a list of cities with "huge decaying parts". What part of San Leandro is decaying?There's definitely neighborhoods that are run down but there's next to nothing in the Bay Area outside of a couple housing projects in San Francisco and Richmond that I'd call "decayed" i.e. with rows of boarded up houses, garbage everywhere, burned out cars, etc. I'm very familiar with San Leandro and EPA and obviously with Oakland so I'm not sure what you're referencing.
Yeah, talk about being hyperbolic, glowrock. While California no doubt has its fair share of gritty cities and neighborhoods (where did destroycreate, or any other forumer, ever deny that?), the eerie, post-apocalyptic blocks of vacant lots and bombed-out/abandoned rowhouses and factories - places largely devoid of people - that, unfortunately characterizes many older cities, for the most part, doesn't exist in CA. Same for the crime problem prevalent in the said parts of Chicago, Detroit, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Newark, et al. Run-down bungalows with overgrown lawns, graffiti, and maybe a boarded-up corner store, sure, but nothing like Mantua, Upton, or parts of the South Bronx.
Anyways, splendid job - as usual - 'Tubs. I would love to spend some more time exploring Philly. Major props on doing Camden, too!