the Los Angeles of the east coast
had a horrible gang problem in parts of the city back in the 80s and 90s but got better.
East side of the city (the beach) has clubs, huge concert venues, bars, dozens of hotels, LOTS of prostitutes.. the place to be on weekends.
West side of the city borders Norfolk and is controlled by black/mexican gangs and typically not where you want to be.
Lets head out to downtown VA Beach and get hammered
October 17, 2004