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      07-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #1
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McArthur Park + BMW + Bad Idea?

Some friends and I are going up to LA tomorrow, specifically McArthur Park I think. They've all said its super sketchy and I've heard the supposed area is supposed to be other places too. I'm wondering if you guys would think its a bad idea to drive my car up there? It'll be during the day, but from what I've heard, I'm a little worried about vandalism to it or somebody breaking in. Any thoughts?
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Yeah, it's a pretty sketchy part of town. I have to drive down Alvarado Blvd. every morning to get to work and it even looks sketchy during the day

What the heck are you going there for anyway
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I don't exactly frequent that area, but during daytime, I'd say you're pretty safe as long as you don't leave anything of worth out in the open. Also, I'd be more worried about me getting hassled than the car. Don't do anything stupid and you'll be safe.
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Also, I'd be more worried about me getting hassled than the car. Don't do anything stupid and you'll be safe.
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Yeah, it's a pretty sketchy part of town. I have to drive down Alvarado Blvd. every morning to get to work and it even looks sketchy during the day

What the heck are you going there for anyway
Um, lets just say shopping. If everything goes right, my birthday will be tomorrow.
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Um, lets just say shopping. If everything goes right, my birthday will be tomorrow.
Happy Bday My daughter's bday is on Monday

Be safe "shopping" out there
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happy bday !! umm as for the park idea, avoid it.
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Happy Bday. Just do what you gotta do and be safe. Don't compromise a good day.
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fake id or what lol thats where i got mine when i was 16 lol
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fake id or what lol thats where i got mine when i was 16 lol
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dude don't stress about it lol you'll be fine... I've never heard of McArthur Park but I've left my car parked in the street at my cousin's house in Compton and it was still there when I cam back.
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haven't been in that area for many years, but my dad used to own a liquor store right there (yes i'm korean ). i grew up working at the store, so i remember the area. back then, the roads around there can be worse than the people you'll encounter. if possible, use a different car. shouldn't have problems during the day, but it doesn't hurt to feel more comfortable in a beater.
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Some friends and I are going up to LA tomorrow, specifically McArthur Park I think. They've all said its super sketchy and I've heard the supposed area is supposed to be other places too. I'm wondering if you guys would think its a bad idea to drive my car up there? It'll be during the day, but from what I've heard, I'm a little worried about vandalism to it or somebody breaking in. Any thoughts?
why would you want to go to McArthur Park? seriously! it's not a tourist haven. they cleaned it up big time but there's nothing there. it looks like lil Tijuana. if you need a fake id or SS#, cool! it use to be known to get drugs and hookers easily there. don't worry about taking a bmw there. there's plenty of nice cars that pass there. still not sure why you want to go over there???

i suppose if you're there, hit langers delicatessen or drive to the original Tommy's Burger on Rampart.
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Why would you want to go visit that place when you're from San Diego?
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Why would you want to go visit that place when you're from San Diego?
seriously, i would love to know...
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seriously, i would love to know...
Um, he said he was going "shopping,"

Be careful, lot of cop presence there on weekends.

Don't worry about your car. You won't find a parking place anyway

Park in ritzy Larchmont/Hancock Park and take the bus in to the park.....
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If he wants to go shopping, why not hit up Melrose or Beverly Hills? If he wants to shoping for gang attire then McArthur is the place to be.
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If he wants to go shopping, why not hit up Melrose or Beverly Hills? If he wants to shoping for gang attire then McArthur is the place to be.
the word shopping was in quotes. meaning he either isn't really shopping or he is shopping for something he does not want to say on a forum.
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the word shopping was in quotes. meaning he either isn't really shopping or he is shopping for something he does not want to say on a forum.
Either way, avoid places that are known to have problems. It's like going to Indonesia for vacationing. You know there is a lot of terror happening over there right now, but traveling there sounds intriguing.
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Um, he said he was going "shopping,"

Be careful, lot of cop presence there on weekends.

Don't worry about your car. You won't find a parking place anyway

Park in ritzy Larchmont/Hancock Park and take the bus in to the park.....
Oh, didn't catch his "shopping" reply. Then, MacArthur park is your place! Good luck!!

I never knew peeps in SD knew about the "luxury items" MacArthur park offers.
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Im sure there are places to get that down in San Diego. I mean imperial beach is an practically an extention of Mexico, im sure there are plenty of places to "shop" there....
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It actually wasn't that bad. I didn't leave the car alone for that long, but my friends made it seem a lot worse than it really was. The guys knew what was up right away too, only white kids within like a 5 mile radius. But yeah, no one around here has heard about anything like that in IB, surprisingly.

And I spotted a JB E90 328i with blacklines and amber-gones.

Phliadelphia was much worse.
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