Yet, I could not resist posting a response.

Many of the residents are recent immigrants with limited english proficiency and work blue color jobs so you can't really expect them to have tons of money. Although the schools are very big, they are also very cramped and very dirty as well, but they provide an adequate education. I made many friends, I have friends of different cultures. God Bless!….Thx. as far as safely we do have two police head-corers in town and our emergency medical service is amazing. And an NPR story that was written not too long ago talked about how gangs are taking over these once decent middle class suburbs of NYC. High school: 72% Drug stores: 1st. And there is this little crap hole called Roosevelt that no same person goes through at night. I can see people selling drugs in the street. The diversity and blend of so many people of so many different cultures is what makes Brentwood so special. Income: $39,528.

Economic stability. I believe that there is also a significant latin kings presence in the area as well. Newsweek Magazine once wrote about the drug war that takes place here. Things have changed since I was there in the seventies but even today to classify it as a ghetto is simply not scientific nor based on data. Every town on this list is without a doubt a ghetto. The neighborhood is nice but sometimes there are safety concerns. I have made and stayed good friends with some of my elementary friends who have been with me through good times and hard times. According to some who lived there in the 50's and 60's, it was actually a nice upper middle class area but by the 80's, it started becoming a bad area with an influx of gangs/gang activity and whatnot. I know our schools get a bad wrap but I truly believe all schools have their demons, besides the teachers in this district are amazing ad truly care for their students. I work in a public school as an aide. It has many parks where you could spend time with family. Yeah, things have been tough here, but, a combination of hard development work and cyclical boom have us on the rise in Utica. He said “Don’t freak out.” Too bad you’re in denial about the dump you live in. Three years ago, Forbes Magazine dissed Poughkeepsie big time, calling it one of the most miserable cities in America. And, there’s a subsection on the Brownsville Wikipedia page that mentions the police. It’s not all gangs and violence that the news makes it seem, it’s civil and fun being apart of this community. uniondale is far from ghetto although some kids may want it to be so that Hempstead and Roosevelt wont consider it soft but looking at the many working class two parent homes in uniondale plus high graduation rates uniondale does not fit the description…i work in hempstead and uniondale school safety and trust me Hempstead and uniondale are worlds apart…and even hempstead doesn’t belong on the same note as south jamaica and brooklyn..i lived in bedstuy and south jamaica and hempstead is calm by comparison so the writer should revise this story. And, in doing so, are condemning the population that lives there.

I believe it is #1 or 2 on the worst cities over 100k over as the worst crime per capita and murder rate. Most of the people around this area are very nice, but since this is a dilapidated area with a lot of minorities and less police structure, it is a high area of crime. The inner city shopping experiences are in the top 20% – not the worst by far, but way up there. Graduate of Middletown HS. Additionally, high school graduation rates are determined by looking at the total number of people who live in a city, not the current graduation rate of an area’s high schools.

How do you decide if a place is ghetto or not? Instead of rating neighborhoods , you should actually go out and help our children get out of these so called “ghettos”. You can live anywhere and be cultured, creative and successful. , Newburgh is actually on the FBI’s top 10 list for the highest crime % cities in the U.S. Especially the South American parts , we have different Spanish cultures in Brentwood. Its a hamlet located in Suffolk County on Long Island. Read the science. Yeah, things have been tough here, but, a combination of hard development work and cyclical boom have us on the rise in Utica. Uniondale is next to Hempstead, so there is a common thread of ghetto between them. Great journalism.

Come on up , unless you’re a hood. I like the diversity I was able to experience while attending the Brentwood schools. If you give Poughkeepsie a Google, you’ll see many mentions from locals and former Vassar College students calling the place a ghetto, too. They have Monticello as number one and Middletown as number two but Newburgh as number 8. What is Mariah Carey all about….I don’t know anything about her as a person. The thing that bugs me the most is the use of the word “Downtown”. The extreme poverty of some places in the South and in the Appalachia would make any “inner city” look desirable. The city is still flourishing with three major Colleges including Utica College, Sun Tech & MVCC. Convenience stores: 41st in NY

Numbers don’t lie. High school: 30% "Lets dump the illegals in Freeport & Roosevelt so folks in Merrick & Bellmore can have cheap labor for landscaping & construction" mentality. urban; of or relating to (inner) city life  It has a lot of culture. Tornado activity: Brentwood-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average.It is 58% smaller than the overall U.S. average.. On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. Being “ghetto” , I think has little to do with income, being that many drug dealers are living above the poverty line, but how they might present themselves and the values they hold could be as ugly and “ghetto” as it gets.

Income: $22,897 “Hempstead, and Uniondale is the ghetto of LI 4 those who don’t know. Do your research easily via google and I hope you will be saying “I apologize for my natural reaction and stupidity!” very fast, if you are, a lady with character-If not, you will probably just fight to your death so as long as you, are just correct in your own brain lol! 4. Convenience stores: 16th most. New York Magazine called Newburgh the murder capital of New York.

I would rate the neighborhood 3 stars because I think the community has a lot more potential. My family and I have been here since 1951 with a family operated an insurance agency still extant and thriving. (adj.)

No one that has actually ever stepped into NYC refers to NYC as a whole as “Downtown”. Income: $58,343 Congratulations! People stopped coming up from the city. The reason why people are so upset at this is because they come from these areas!

Newburgh has the 2nd highest number of high school dropouts in the state of New York, and as a result, income levels are just about as low as you can get as well. And the data backs that up. You guys are disgusting , last time I checked Uniondale is not even close to being ghetto.

Historic people who were born there & became legends. Culturally it is a rich neighborhood with a predominantly Hispanic population and a variety of small businesses it is comfortable for a person that looks for a little piece of their country here, the food is amazing and originally ethnic. These restaurants all bring something to this town, like having different foods creating even more diversity. Funny how most of these places (Troy and Utica excluded) have an extra Ddose of Ddiversity…. Why don’t you use the most disgusting alley photo from your hometown and put it on your demeaning list? Or, you can live anywhere and be, “ghetto.”. Houses are cheap here, cops are nice (except when you’re NOT) taxes middlin’ air and water are incredibly good. According to the Urban Dictionary, a ghetto is defined as:eval(ez_write_tag([[468,60],'roadsnacks_net-medrectangle-3','ezslot_14',172,'0','0'])); “urban; of or relating to (inner) city life” and “poor; of or relating to the poor life.”. How is where you are from relevant ? Three years ago, Forbes … Using that criteria, it’s not hard to scrape the internet, run some scientific data on where ghettos might exist in a state and then put out a list. But then the Real Estate people would make less $$ on inflated commisions & stuff. Your email address will not be published. Thanks a lot, “mistaken” (I left other descriptors out) Congressmen and Congresswomen who voted for NAFTA, GATT, etc and are now poised to polish us off by subjecting us to foreign rule under the Trans Pacific Partnership..Moving the prisons in here also encouraged families of criminals to come on up the river.. Next, downstate interests in Albany cut us out of population aid by not counting the prisoners as OUR population. Shame on you !! Using Yelp and Area Vibes, this is the criteria we used: Note: For the sake of getting reliable numbers, we counted places within a city’s border, as well as within a short driving distance. Income: $72,370 Brentwood is a tight knit community that cares for each other. And not surprisingly, the dump called Hempstead is next door to Garden City, on of the wealthiest places in the country. Not to mention the legendary This is great, and accurate. You ask the internet. I own a home in a non ghetto area and have to work a 2nd job to pay my mortgage.

Oh, I can answer this one easily my friend, since I graduated from Southern CT ST. University- a real dump! A lot of them are unfortunately also illegal and that sucks for law enforcement because people aren't willing to come forward about crime and gangs. Newburgh isn’t about an hour’s drive of “downtown” unless you’re phase through traffic up through the GWB or Palisades and the NY thruway. Ppl are always getting arrested”, Income: $36,077 Know what I’m sayin’? Here your lack of english comprehension is on display – even if we used the data which you supply. Also I forgot to mention that Medford and patchogue and Shirley and middle Island,should also be added to this list!!! Maybe your horse and buggy need to be retired? No, thetruthteller, we don’ t know what you are saying. A recent raid by state and federal authorities brought down 14 criminals in Monticello, one of NYC suburbs with ties to major gangs. ): “the Urban Dictionary, a ghetto is defined as: 2. BTW, there seems to be many Universities surrounded by “crappy” areas so that point is invalid. I do not know how true that is. High school: 72% Drug stores: 51st in NY. The diversity of ethnicity owned your eyes to how different people were, not only in the food they ate but on how people were raised or the beliefs the believed in . Can’t speak for to ’em. I think the media paints Brentwood to be the "ghetto" yes we don't have white picket fences but its a safe, family oriented, and semi- diverse area. This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as info-tainment. In Monticello, the average household earns less than that.

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