Nothing to be afraid of.
Diverse melting pot style neighborhoods......Going down the toilet since the "corrupt" mayor got tossed.
Mr. Cianci may have not done things the way others would...but he got shit done and the city was better off.
The major free local publication(The Providence Phoenix) is a complete peice of shit rag that doesn't have the slightest clue about anything going on in the underground music scene (hip hop or rock) and they just step on and devastate the local music scene with their horrible bullshit in print.
the bad neighborhoods aren't even that bad if you think of human beings as human beings.....
I'm a scrawny white kid and I ride my bike through south prov and olneyville when its dark and light and never have problems.
There are alot of prejudice people and there are alot of pollitically correct people.....neither of which I really care for..
apparently there is a mob presence but I doubt like hell anyone ever "actually" witnesses any presence except for italian people eating italian food at italian restaraunts...
There is a large club scene here which is completely destroying the music scene and filling our neighborhoods with lousy college kids who have no courtesy for neighbors and drunk drivers flying up and down our streets making the pedestrian population unsafe.
This has the potential to be a great bike city....but it isn't.
Apparently they teach kids how to be juvenile delinquent shitheads at hope high school because thats what the majority of kids that come out of that school are...( there are always those shining scholar exceptions however )
But most of the time they are just no-good lazy,violent,drug addicted losers that just walk around after school...start riots at the mall and steal from retailers and blast shitty mp3s on there cellphones that sound like garbage.
This city has a lousy mayor who doesn't know how to do his fucking job and is a complete pansy.
the police is pretty onpoint......maybe they aren't always taking care of business in the proper order of importance but for the most part they are understanding and helpful in most situations.
Federal hill is just like any other ordinary restaraunt strip...nothing special...
all in all....providence is losing its appeal very quickly..
boston realtors are constantly moving in,buying up properties and jacking up rents.....
and the new faces jsut aren't as friendly or as educated as the ones that have been here for a while.
I love this city..it's beautiful...but its on its way out.
Waterfire sucks too.....nothing but a bunch of out of towners shittin up the joint and causing traffic jams city wide.
new jacks-Us? Why?
Providence-Because you're shittin' up the joint.
new jacks-you serious?
Providence-Yeah I am.
Person B- Providence.
Person A- Oh, you mean Boston's runt cousin?
Person B- Yeah, except the mobsters still run our town.
The phrases you'll most hear in Providence are ... "I know a guy .." "Yea, it fell off the back of a truck." "Walking on cobblestones wouldn't be so hard if I wasn't drunk." "Oh, shit ! The popo's !" - haha nobody says the last one.
It's a kickass town and nothing compares to it.
Suck on that Boston.
outsider: "hello, i'm from greenwhich - what's that giant pineapple ?"
p-town local: "that's federal hill. dont go up tha if ya dont at least look italian."
outsider: "why thank you. what's that your drinking ?"
p-town local: "just some dell's - with some absolut. mostly absolut."
outsider: well, now, umm ... is the river on FIRE !?!?"
p-town local: "huh. oh yea, it is. thats normal."
outsider: "is that a trannie ?!?!?"
p-town local: "yea. thats normal too."
welcome to p-town.
this is why you become more well rounded if ur from providence
B chills with his friends at his friend E's cookout in Johnston, RI.
E's friend J suggests basketball, but E's friend G has issues;
J: Let's got play basketball
E: Yea we can hit the courts over on hartford ave.
B: Yea around the corner from Hartford projects
G: Naw, I'd rather not
E: What's wrong, you don't like the projects?
G: Naw too many black people.
J: What's the matter?
G: I just don't like black people.
B: It's okay dude, cause they probably don't like you either. HAHAHAHA
G: Why? What did I do to them?
B: You make no sense, ignorant fuck. hahahaha
-Downcity/Waterfire and the Mall is pretty nice
-The Present Mayor is Gay while the former one was corrupt
-Everywhere besides downtown and eastside is out of bounds, you really have no buissness there unless u live there, visiting someone, or going somewhere.
* Heres the reason you dont wanna go to the wrong neighboorhood
-Its also a very diverse city with over half the population spanish
-Home of the 1999, 2000, 2001 Gravity Games
-Overall if your from out of town there is plenty of things to do down city; just dont venture off to a bad area
Mom: Yes as long as you can help read the highway signs, I dont wanna take the wrong exit and be in the wrong neighboorhood.
Little Kid: I think we will be better off By going to the Warwick Mall