Honestly, New Bedford is crime and weed ridden. West End and South end are typicall the least safe. The North end is the safest part of New Bedford, especially "Far North" or Sassaquin, which everyone knows isn't really New Bedford by social standards.
The ghetto is dominant. Nearly every kid has had a Sidekick, half of them stolen. Nike Air Forces used to be one of the biggest trends, but nearly every foot you see in New Bedford has Jordans on.
The alt/music scene, though, is actually quite prominent. Everyone goes to shows; half the bands are hardcore, half of them pop punk, but at the end of the day, they all pay respects to Half Hearted Hero, New Bedford's most well known band.
Everyone goes to New Bedford High. There's a fight every day, and everyone uses the excuse, 'there was a fight!' to be late to class, and the teachers almost always accept it as a legit excuse.
Downtown New Bedford, is different than most of New Bedford. While associated with the music scene as well, downtown is more closely related to art, the city's history, and culture. No Problemo and The Green Bean are well known. Solstice is heaven to skaters. The Whaling Museum, is the main representation of what New Bedford was famous for years ago.
Everyone knows and has been to the Whaling City Festival and Madiera Fest.
Close to Fairhaven, Dartmouth, Rochester, Marion and let it be known its the poorest of them all. New Beige a place where the kids ride dirtyy; & know how to party. Everyone that anybody knows everyone. Where the "skaters" skate "the ledge" and the "gangstas" rep the "front." where we know every black kid has a gun and every white boys been jumped atleast once. Where the school system knows nothing but to throw kids out to westside. Noone's really positive who their babies daddies are. Where Charter school is hated and NBHS is forever. Where Mr. Whaler is basically the teen of the town. Kids play frisbee at buttonwood but they play it down right rough. Where every clique has is whore; the term bobblehead is used often. Where we know all the rich kids live in the North end and we know Sassaquin isn't new b. Where UFP is shot up atleast once a year and C-block isn't a real gang. Where all the kids know how to dance; and can shake it like jello makin' all the boys in the surrounding towns say hello. Everyone has a two-way; "BLEEEPBLEEP, Niggahh where you at?!" Where the word "niggah" is deffinatly over used. New Bedford is love and we rep it all too well. The local shows are all "HARDCORE" yet every scene kid shows up.
Well yeah we aren't any better then you but dont call New Bedford the "ghetto" its a town too. we love it just as much as you.
Lulz all over "every black guy has a gun and every white kid gets jumped" bullshit. Anybody who has ever lived in the South Side and isn't a bitch knows better. Cats on Ruth Street are mostly white ass fucking GDs (with a few black dudes and Ricans thrown in), and the crew that runs Rivet/Crapo are also some pale ass motherfucking GDs. The Gs that run South First are mostly Puerto Rican GDs. The only overwhelmingly black gangs in the city are Monte's Park, in the South End, and United Front in the West End. Anyone who claims otherwise is a straight up mark, plain and simple.
The other major gangs in the city reside in the "north" end close to downtown; the areas around Beetle St., Bullard St., Ashley Blvd. south of Brooklawn, Presidential Heights, Brickenwood, and Nashmont are mostly run by ALKN with some Ñetas thrown in for flavor. They are largely Hispanic, but in the New Beige (eh, guy!), the ALKN has a lot of Portugee, white, and black members, as well.
New Bedford does have some decent looking bitches with round, fat asses, and a whole lot of ethnic diversity. Everyone knows the Fort is what's good... safe during the day for families, and crazy at night for parties. Nobody enters Battery Milliken without a flashlight, some steel, and a dime. There are also at least 72 Dunkins in New Beige. 908 is alright if you don't feel like going to Boston or Providence. Grab some friends and flirt with the sweet mamis everywhere you go and you'll forget all about the guy next door selling D or the kid who got shot down the street last week. New B isn't all bad, kid!
Resident Masshole - "First you have to push the shaft aside, then lift the sack. Continue south until you find the brown star... enter and you're in the Beige."
Highway Route 18 takes you from North to south ends.
Known for its history in whaling and and underground railroad also 18th century imigrants from Portugal, cape verde and French Canada.
The late 1980's is when the city was overcome and multiplied with Quatemalans, hispanics, etc.. etc.. where their claim to success is gangs and selling drugs, and everyone wants to live on welfare and do drugs.
now there isnt much more than abandoned buildings with no one that wants to work. and the city is struggling to upkeep its undergrowth of filth.
There are 3 high schools:
Voc- Tech - go there to learn how to work in the real world
new bedford high- where some get an education and gangs try to be cool but get demoted to
west side high school- with juvenile law breakers
Dont listen to the mumbo jumbo about gangs and whos reppin where. its all just to indimidate the hard working individuals. while the welfare crowd stays at home and deals drugs out of there over-filled 1 bedroom apartments.