Newark's not turning into NYC. Forget about the bodegas and the chicken joints. A 5 block radius around the arena is ideal, I'm not really concerned about the rest of the city right now. You have to just give it a shot, it's not the best but try it maybe? What's going to make you happy? A Chuck E Cheeze right across the street? I don't know what people do before games because drink and eat, so I'm confused as what you even want done. I'd like more food places, but they are working on it. The bar situation is good right now, for sure. As a whole, the city sucks. But you never go to Newark to just hang out, and never will. Let's focus on the Arena area, that's what is important. Also, homeless guys are a part of every city. Yes it sucks, but do you honestly think it's a Newark thing? Would you like to take a trip with me to Philly? It's the same bullsh!t there. You guys can always petition to go back to the parking lot next to the highway. I hear that area was popping. I've bitched about Newark, I'm guilty. I stick to it, it sucks ass as a whole. Around the Rock is not so bad though and will get better. They can't magically make businesses appear, they have to want to come. You blame the Devils, you think they are responsible for building the next Cluck U or some sh!t down the street for your convenience? I'm not calling any one person out here, but get real people. You're never going to get shot outside the arena, you have places to drink beers, you have places to eat. It's not THAT bad.
Most of our area is parking lots and Penn Station, there's not a lot of area to even build. What should we do? Tear down people's houses and businesses and tell them to get out? It's just not a simple solution people, quit pretending like it is.
Edited by hurricane1091, 15 November 2011 - 02:53 PM.