I was in that area a few days ago to go to Guiseppe's bakery on Mohawk. Between the roads being practically undriveable & the street thugs lurking about, the area is a nightmare. From now on I'll go to Chanatry's for G's bread. It's a damn shame what has become of East Utica.
The last time we were home for a visit I took Kathy over onto the far eastern part of Lansing and Blandina streets to show her the two houses where my dad was brought up and then went to O'scugnizzo's for a pizza. The people walking in the streets and those hanging on the corners prompted us to lock the doors and after seeing the houses way out east end, we dropped down to Broad St and took Broad St back downtown, to John St and then back over Bleecker to the pizza joint. NEVER again will we visit that part of town. We will settle for pizza from Joe's in Whitesboro.
The west end isn't much better. When we went to Pulaski Meat Market on Lenox Ave we found ourselves in the middle of a ghetto also.
Yes it is a shame the area is very dangerous. I carry a knife and pepper spray with me at all times when I am walking. I have seen some people shooting drugs( I just walk by fast) I have also seen drug sales going down in broad daylight on Bleecker St and in the Park.
I think only some distant areas in East Utica are still safe Albany Hill, area around MVCC. Once you hit Mohawk Street and James Street is become increasingly bad and dangerous. West Utica just as bad and maybe worse.
I guess South Utica area is OK and parts of North Utica.
One thing for sure shooting are happening during the daylight hours now. I guess the gangsters want to watch movies at night
Last Edit: Aug 3, 2020 20:26:02 GMT -5 by Pizzaballa