Even if Newark was close to as dangerous as the media exaggerates, what made anyone think waking a handful of blocks from your car to the stadium and back with throngs of people would present any serious threat? Fear of urban areas really just stems from ignorance and misperceptions. And they need to be careful balancing revitalization, and make sure gentrification is held somewhat in check. We don't want to see the local population displaced.
Why? The reason a good chunk of Newark is a craphole because of the people who live there. Hell, almost every plighted area in the US is plighted because of the people who live there.
Here again is the reverse fear of gentrification because it somehow destroys the "charm" of these areas. Give me a friggin break. DUMBO was a sh!thole before the hipsters moved in and if you want to romaticize an area that was full of gangs, drugs and violence then go right ahead. I like walking through that area without having to worry about my safety.
Edited by DevsMan84, 17 December 2013 - 05:11 PM.