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Old 06-02-2018, 04:41 PM
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I keep hearing New Orleans is super dangerous? is this true? Im literally here now on a delivery (yacht delivery) I have my girlfriend with me I was thinking of going into town for a day but if its bad I would rather keep sailing, this is one place I've actually never seen. Is it dangerous off the normal path? after dark? All the time? im lost help me out
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It is legitimately one of the most dangerous cities in America. We have hundreds of thousands of visitors a year that go home without a scratch. It's what you make of it.
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I've been told, stick to the tourist areas and you'll mostly be fine.
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Well, here is a city that makes Savannah look like Disney, Bill!
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I keep hearing New Orleans is super dangerous? is this true? Im literally here now on a delivery (yacht delivery) I have my girlfriend with me I was thinking of going into town for a day but if its bad I would rather keep sailing, this is one place I've actually never seen. Is it dangerous off the normal path? after dark? All the time? im lost help me out
Just make certain you know where you got your shoes.
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We are 30 miles south of New Orleans. Stay in the tourist areas and only in daylight. Crime rate is horrible there. We stay away.
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I can tell you the WW II museum is freaking AWESOME if you get a chance..
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I can tell you the WW II museum is freaking AWESOME if you get a chance..
I hope to make it back next winter,only to see the museum again,Iíll plan a couple of days at the museum.
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I'm staying on Bourbon st this weekend. I'm not letting my guard down but not necessarily worried either.
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I lived in New Orleans for several years and love the city. There is no place in the world like it. Unfortunately crime is a problem, but itís no different than any other big city. Just stay in the tourist areas and donít go down any dark alleys and youíll be fine. Spend the morning in the French quarter and then take the street car down St. Charles and have lunch at Pascalís Manale on Napoleon. Youíll be glad you didnít miss the chance to experience something new.
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Go have fun and don't be an idiot. It can be dangerous, but I have never had any issues when visiting.
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Originally Posted by RipTideBBQ View Post
Well, here is a city that makes Savannah look like Disney, Bill!
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Just make certain you know where you got your shoes.
that's funny. When I was there a few years ago for mardi gras I had someone ask me that. I dont really remember my exact answer but it wasnt the response he was expecting. My Bil who I was with at the time said that the dude expected some money from me. He said I'm lucky we didn't get shot. There was a dude the year before that was shot by the cops outside my sisters place which was a few doors down from Brad pitt's place in the quarter. I never figured Savannah to be like that
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Just keep your wallet in one front pocket and your gun in the other, you'll be fine!! New Orlean's gangsters are notoriously lousy shots!!
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when people say "stick to the tourist areas" they mean stick to the MAIN part of them

do not go to the fringes of them.....do not go down that alleyway because it looks like a shortcut......do not go one more block down because "it looks less busy" or "I just want to see something down there".....the vermin lays in wait for those that make those mistakes.....it can be a matter of a block or two literally and going down that one more block or down that alley is how the vermin knows you are not from there
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We are 30 miles south of New Orleans. Stay in the tourist areas and only in daylight. Crime rate is horrible there. We stay away.
Toca? Worked there with the RR.

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If you have 2 hand grenades, you become invincible. 3 and you're invisible. I know this from experience.
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Toca? Worked there with the RR.

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"Nawlins" is no more dangerous than Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Birmingham, Jackson MS etc...
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I feel most on here have covered it well enough...just remember to be mindful of your surroundings.

We've spent a fair amount of time there and have never had issues, but we don't wonder off the busy areas when it's dark out. My brother in law was warned of this on his first trip there, he took a phone call from my sister then opted to stop in an alley so he could hear her better. It was seconds before he had a gun in his face then was jumped by three guys. Took everything he had minus pants, socks, shirt. The stories are real.
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Originally Posted by HatchieLuvr View Post
"Nawlins" is no more dangerous than Atlanta, Chicago, Memphis, Birmingham, Jackson MS etc...

They share the EXACT same threat. Become a good profiler, and you are good to go.
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