A bad neighborhood located in Medford, New York.
The "Ghetto" part of Medford.
If you drive down to the Pines you will see streets littered with broken beer bottles, overgrown lawns, large old men drinking on their porches, etc. There are many teenage drunks and stoners there as well, and many other unsavory characters live in that neighborhood.
The Pines is known for its crime, the police are often called in for drugs, domestic violence, gang violence and for breaking up house parties.
It is called "The Pines" because many (but not all) street names end with the word "pine" (ex: Scotch Pine Drive, Pitchpine Place, etc.)
Certain parts of The Pines fall within the South Country School District, but a majority of the neighborhood is in the Patchogue-Medford School District. The "ghetto kids" from those districts are usually from the Pines.
There is a playground on Southaven Avenue, across from Silverpine Drive, called "Twelve Pines Park" it has basketball courts, a jungle gym and swings, however it is often empty, the only people using it being stoners using it as a place to get high, or skanky girls passing by.
Streets located in The Pines: Scotch Pine Dr, Matsunaye Dr, Lacebark Ln, Pitchpine Pl, Lollypine Ln, TorreyPine Ln, White Pine Way, Norway Pine Dr, Clusterpine St, Silver Pine Dr, Big Cone Ln, Swisstone St, Longleaf Ln, Balsam Ave, Redpine Dr, Crooked Pine Dr, Ash Dr.
People from the Pines will cut your stomach open if they think you've swallowed a penny.
Bob: I live in The Pines.
Steve: I'm sorry.