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Author Topic: Anyone know if Roxbury Crossing (near Boston, MA i hear) is scary?  (Read 13156 times)

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Hello internet buddies. I'm moving to Roxbury Crossing this summer. Google seems to be telling me i will be stabbed and shot upon arrival.

Can anyone confirm/deny this?

An actual discussion would help, too.

EDIT: Oh, also, if this helps, I don't think i am actually IN roxbury crossing. When i enter the address into google maps it changes it to Boston. But I'm really close to the Roxbury crossing T stop and Brigham Circle T stop. Right between them actually.
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Fact one, this is probably not the best place to ask. To my recollection, there are MAYBE five people who frequent that would be able to answer this.

Fact two, you got lucky and one of the first viewers IS someone capable of telling you.

Fact three, google is right. You will get stabbed in the face within five minutes of stepping off the T. While not as bad as, say Dorchester, Roxbury Crossing is an absolute shit pit.

Fact four, Roxbury Crossing is not its own town, it's a neighborhood in Boston (Ala Dorchester, Allston, Chinatown, Southie, etc).
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Seriously, look. I found a crime map on the internet:



Roxbury Crossing is not particularly safe.
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Thank you. I was hoping for a reply that would make me laugh anyway. I was begging to be trolled.

Oh well, it's what i get for not lurking enough.
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I'm really not kidding. Roxbury Crossing really is a pit. It's probably the second worst neighborhood in Boston right behind Dorchester.
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It sure as hell doesn't sound intimidating.

Then again, neither does Oakland, I guess.
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Man the Wikipedia article makes it sound pretty great.

S'what I get for trusting Wikipedia.
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too obvious?

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Maybe, maybe not but you fail for posting the movie and not the skit, Joe Hocking.
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The skit never actually makes mention of Roxbury.

Joe Hocking, don't listen to that silly man, you did the right thing.
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Meanwhile, OP has been stabbed and subsequently robbed.

Or robbed while being stabbed. Either way, it's bad.
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Hey OP, I heard if you walk around the neighborhood with a New York Yankees hat on, it's like magical protection from all the thugs.

Bonus magical protection points for a foam finger.
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That map is fantastic.  I sure wouldn't want to live in a neighborhood where my puppies might be at risk of getting kicked.

If I had puppies.

If I liked dogs.

I also do not like foul odors.
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These Fattees sound interesting though.

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All of Massachusetts is scary but probably not for the reasons you might imagine.
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(he's talking about the disproportionate number of webcomic artists who live in MA)
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Hey OP, I heard if you walk around the neighborhood with a New York Yankees hat on, it's like magical protection from all the thugs.

Bonus magical protection points for a foam finger.

Actually, this is more accurate than not. Roxbury Crossing is relatively gang heavy and Yankees hats are pretty popular with gangs. It's Kenmore Square you want to avoid with a Yankees hat.
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Parts of Massachusetts to avoid:

- Lowell
- Any of the towns bordering Rhode Island (you WILL get run over by cars with RI plates)
- Cambridge
- Heath There's NOTHING around there! Just a maple syrup farm and mountains. They do have an interesting agricultural fair, though.
- Springfield
- Downtown Boston
- New Bedford
- Lynn
- Lawrence
- Worcester
- Pittsfield
- Chicopee
- North Adams

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You want to avoid North Adams because it'll bore you to death.

This is why I'm moving to Boston next summer!
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Man, not even. Lowell, well, parts are trashy, but almost everything north of the river is safe (My grandmother's lived in Lowell for some 70+ years with no issue and I grew up just over the border).

Cambridge...what?! Are you nuts?! Cambridge is probably the safest city in metro Boston. The only vaguely rough part is a single block of Central Square (And Central's got nothing on the Sullivan Square area of Slumerville). Other than that, the city's quite safe. Seriously, Cambridge is 90% MIT and Harvard students. Man, what a rough bunch they are. Watch out, the MIT kids might try to bludgeon you with their 20 sided dice.

Lynn and Lawrence are pretty awful, but you shouldn't list them without covering Fitchburg/Leominster. What a pair of shit pits those are.
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Cambridge...what?! Are you nuts?!

No, I just don't like Cambridge. :P

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Oh, okay. Simply hopelessly bad taste, then.
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Cambridge...what?! Are you nuts?!

No, I just don't like Cambridge. :P

That's possible?
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Parts of Massachusetts to avoid:

- Heath There's NOTHING around there! Just a maple syrup farm and mountains. They do have an interesting agricultural fair, though.


that sounds pretty fucking good to me.
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No, no no no. Western Massachusetts is pretty boring. I mean, Northampton's kinda cool, and you might get shot in Springfield..but the Berkshires? Boring.


(Maybe it's just me listening to too much Street Dogs, but Dorchester really doesn't sound as bad as Jon makes it out to be)
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Parts of Massachusetts to avoid:

- Heath There's NOTHING around there! Just a maple syrup farm and mountains. They do have an interesting agricultural fair, though.


that sounds pretty fucking good to me.

Mmmmhmmm. Maple syrup is goddamn delicious.
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Man, what a rough bunch they are. Watch out, the MIT kids might try to bludgeon you with their 20 sided dice.

I actually know people who live in Cambridge and wield 20 sided dice with wicked proficiency (HI TRACY).  I used to live in Brighton, which was a fairly nice area if you get along with Irish people (just shut up and drink beer and they'll like you).  It always scared me driving through Allston on the way to downtown though....
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stay off the orange line in general
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stay off the orange line in general

=/ But I was gonna finish my associate's at Bunker Hill!
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i hear ist not as scary as roxbury uncrossing
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Bunker Hill isn't all that bad. It's due south of the sketchier parts of Somerville and most of the really rotten stuff on the Orange Line is on the south end of it.
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I can't remember what burb it was actually but a friend of mine from high school moved to some place outside of Boston where some former roomates/friends he had made out there stabbed him multipile times and then burned down his apartment while he was still alive to try to make it look like an accident.  So my impression of the Boston area is basicly that some of the people are murderous and others are a tad on the farside of stupid.  I think that covers any area really though.
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. . . ray?
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stay off the orange line in general

The northern part of the orange line isn't that bad at all... even Sullivan Station, contrary to Jon's belief.  I've lived near Wellington, Malden, and Sullivan (buses went to all 3 from my house) my whole life, practically, and it's never been a problem.  Once you get past downtown crossing, things start to get sketchy towards Roxbury, JP, and Dorchester, but even Green Street station isn't terrible.  It lets you off in an okay neighborhood.  And I've also never had any problem at Forest Hills even though it's in Dorchester. 

Every neighborhood has it's good and bad parts.  It's not really fair to say "Stay off the orange line."  Then you could suggest to stay off the blue line because Maverick is kinda sketchy, but Revere Beach is cool and so is Wonderland. 

However, to assist the original poster, Roxbury Crossing IS scary.  That's the T station that has the most shootings, stabbings, and robberies.
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Yep!  I'm still alive and more then slighly relocated.  I'm not sure if it's the entirety of the east coast but so far for me there's a sad lack of conifers.  East Coast, your tree's that are too wimpy to survive the winter with out your sap hiding make me miss my home.
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friends he had made out there stabbed him multipile times and then burned down his apartment while he was still alive to try to make it look like an accident

fucking hell, and I thought I had bad roommates.

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Yeah.  If somehow I was in that situation I'd at least hope for at least violent people with a sense of how to finish me before burning my remains.

Joe, are you still in NYC?  Please tell it to stop being so god awfully disgusting, I mean, if you can get a city to listen to you.
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Joe is now in Chicago and this seems to have resolved the problem.
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I love how everything in Massachusetts is named after somewhere in the UK, like you kind of want to pretend you're living in a real country.
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We stole a lot of names from the native Americans, too.
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I could technically imply that this is because Boston started out as a large English colony

But the statement is much more amusing if one does not think about it too much.
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Here in Ontario, we use alot of UK names to. It's not really scary here. The only time I ever felt threated was when I was walking home at night(not late) and these two females followed me half way home barking like a dog. But, that's probably nothing compared to the USA.
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Something I learned from having lunch with Pen the other day:

The time boards at South Station make this sound, almost like cicadas or something. It's AMAZINGLY annoying.
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We stole a lot of names from the native Americans, too.

Just the names though.  Everything else is honkydory. 
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