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Old 07-22-11, 01:49 PM
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Those places can't be that seedy considering a bunch of kids are stopping there, stand 50 feet away from their $1000 bikes, taking pictures with fancy DSLR cameras, and not getting all of their **** stolen.
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Old 07-22-11, 02:09 PM
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Yeah I was gonna post the same thing. If you can walk more than 10 feet away from your bike without locking it up, it ain't that seedy.



If it wasn't 117 degrees I'd ride by the corner store in my old neighborhood. As it is, you'll have to settle for streetview.

This was my go to for hangover-busting powerades and off brand BBQ potato chips. Brought my bike inside:




This was the liquor store, luckily walking distance from the apartment because I wouldn't even lock up outside this place:
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Old 07-22-11, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Robofunc View Post
I should post some of the stores around here. The dirty burg has some truly seedy spots.
Truth.

Also, if you can manage to get you camera out and take a pic without getting said camera stolen.....I don't consider that "seedy"

I consider 90% of my town to be safe enough, but there are a few spots that if you are riding through, and you look like me, you're either lost or looking for drugs.

Anyways, I was dissapointed with this thread lol. i was expecting a truly awesome bodega with like a strip club and gambling and ****.
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Old 07-22-11, 03:24 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
also, i think most of these old places are gorgeous and I'm glad that haven't turned into nasty strip malls yet
Yep, my mind goes: "aw how quaint"....not "oh, look how seedy"
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Old 07-22-11, 03:48 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
also, i think most of these old places are gorgeous and I'm glad that haven't turned into nasty strip malls yet

+1. The one with the old Coke signage is awesome!
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Old 07-22-11, 03:51 PM
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
Also, if you can manage to get you camera out and take a pic without getting said camera stolen.....I don't consider that "seedy"
90%(that isn't hyperbole) of the murders in my area are in a 2 mile strip just west of downtown. You basically don't drive in unless you are prepared for someone to walk up and try to open your car door. Not planning on taking any photos.
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Originally Posted by cobrabyte View Post
if you are riding through, and you look like me, you're either lost or looking for drugs.
That was my old house, except people who look like us didn't even go there for drugs.

That said, the crack dealers on my front stoop* were always friendly. Guess it's bad for business to mess with the white guy in the neighborhood (and potentially have to deal with the cops). They complimented my bikes almost every time I went for a ride.



*This sounds like the type of thing white people say for "I lived in the hood!" hyperbolic effect. It isn't. Most hours of most days, there was a group of young gentlemen on my stoop. They sold crack cocaine. They got busted a couple times, and a few hours later a new group of young gentlemen would show up.

When the cops asked me why I was choosing to live in an active drug market, I told them the craigslist ad forgot to mention that part.
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Old 07-22-11, 04:58 PM
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Last year when i went to capitol hill block party in Seattle I was accosted many times by the same homeless man proclaiming he was an ecstacy N*****r each time and that he was looking for ecstacy, I did not help him get ecstacy but I did buy him a tall boy he thanked me and said he was going to find some ecstacy and come right back to chill. I never did see him again, although I'll never forget him.
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Old 07-22-11, 05:50 PM
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The truly seedy places are the ones you'll never see a picture of since you'd have to be daft to pull out camera or smartphone and start snapping pictures....not to mention even bothering to stop.
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Old 07-22-11, 08:35 PM
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Richmond, CA. I kind of miss it, having a liquor store 4 blocks in any direction. Oh well, Seattle's way better.
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Old 07-23-11, 10:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Verbose View Post
90%(that isn't hyperbole) of the murders in my area are in a 2 mile strip just west of downtown. You basically don't drive in unless you are prepared for someone to walk up and try to open your car door. Not planning on taking any photos.
I said "seedy" not "war zone". Many of you on this thread have confused the two.
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Old 07-23-11, 09:32 PM
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I live in the CD in Seattle and it's not too bad but there are some sketch areas. Some guy was murdered by pick axe about 7 blocks away from my house back last September.
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Old 07-23-11, 11:24 PM
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No pics but had a friend living in Bushwick for a year. Local bodega had the counter behind bulletproof glass. Another one I frequented as a teen in yonkers was the weed spot. Fond memories...
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Old 07-25-11, 01:01 PM
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you guys need to get out more if you think "seedy" applies to the pictured stores, they look pretty average.
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Old 07-25-11, 05:31 PM
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No kidding. I live in South Tacoma, we define seedy. I'll get some pics up in here once I have a chance to go on a seedy convenience store run.
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Old 08-03-11, 01:57 PM
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Originally Posted by jdgesus View Post
here's a few i took yesterday back when the steamroller was in one piece


okay so I swear I rode by this place yesterday and thought I recognized it from somewhere, it was kind of an interesting experience
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Old 08-03-11, 01:59 PM
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Old 08-03-11, 02:40 PM
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Originally Posted by Doohickie View Post
How about wooden floors? And wood stoves?

This doesn't look seedy; this just looks rural.

Now back to your regularly scheduled thread . . .
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Originally Posted by uketastic View Post
okay so I swear I rode by this place yesterday and thought I recognized it from somewhere, it was kind of an interesting experience
u probably did... its right on the 19th ave "bike route" to cap hill.

i love living in the CD, the music is always playing
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oh, and theres my dead steamroller
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Originally Posted by cradduck View Post
The truly seedy places are the ones you'll never see a picture of since you'd have to be daft to pull out camera or smartphone and start snapping pictures....not to mention even bothering to stop.
yeah i was gonna say if you're willing to leave your bike alone long enough to take a pic, it's not that seedy
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Old 08-03-11, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by dsh View Post
This was the liquor store, luckily walking distance from the apartment because I wouldn't even lock up outside this place:
Having an apartment walking distance from there doesn't seem "lucky".
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Quick Shop Minit Mart Where I purchased an apple, and a Vitamin Water (only thing that looked decent, I won't buy water in a bottle) and the tab came to $3.89... I could have sworn the water was $1.69, so that must have been one hell of an apple.

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