New York City

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TIt is not easy living in public housing and poor neighborhoods. There are a lot of struggles going on in the streets. Things such as gang activity, carjacking,robberies and murder happens on a daily basis. It is more common in the projects, it sure is rough living there. A Lot of people’s goal is to make it out, but not a lot of people make it out alive.
Living in public housing wasn't the best thing in the world. The projects in New York would have poor living conditions like the elevators smelled like weed and people would have gotten stuck in the elevator. You have to push the emergency 911 button and the firefighters will come. The stairs are really dirty and filled with pee, it also smelled like weed. One time I actually saw poop on the stairs from a human. The delivery people would get robbed all the time and at times stabbed or killed. You would hear police sirens every single day and most of the time they were in the building. My dad had gotten robbed before and my brother got shot. Gang members all hanged out downstairs in front of the building, they sold drugs too. Everyone had food stamps to help them with their lifestyle, you can use it in the supermarket or corner store.
In New York City you ain’t really hear the things that were happening outside because NY is so loud and noisy because of the cars going by but you sure did hear them in York,PA. York is a smaller city than NYC so you can hear what is going on in the streets. We moved out of New York to get away

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