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18th Nov '16 5:09:25 PM eroock
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Welcome to The Wrong Side Of The Tracks. Crippling poverty is a day-to-day fact for people living in this type of neighborhood, often leading to both an [[WretchedHive increase in crime]] and the residents requiring aid from the government to meet their financial needs. Many residents are homeless or close to it, and work is difficult to find.

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Welcome to The Wrong Side Of The of the Tracks. Crippling poverty is a day-to-day fact for people living in this type of neighborhood, often leading to both an [[WretchedHive increase in crime]] and the residents requiring aid from the government to meet their financial needs. Many residents are homeless or close to it, and work is difficult to find.
12th Nov '16 3:27:22 PM MsChibi
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Most economies in the modern world run on some form of capitalism. There exists, in these economies, ways for people to get rich, or at least make a comfortable income. But not everyone.

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Most economies in the modern world run on some form of capitalism. There exists, in these economies, ways for people to get rich, or at least make a comfortable income. [[SlobsVersusSnobs But not everyone.
everyone]].



Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems. Rural versions of the trope may exist in the form of a trailer park. Contrast (the American version of) {{Suburbia}}.

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Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems. Rural versions of the trope may exist in the form of a trailer park.park, or a DyingTown. Contrast (the American version of) {{Suburbia}}.
4th Nov '16 6:00:07 PM MsChibi
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Welcome to The Wrong Side Of The Tracks. Crippling poverty is a day-to-day fact for people living in this type of neighborhood, often leading to both an increase in crime and the residents requiring aid from the government to meet their financial needs. Many residents are homeless or close to it, and work is difficult to find.

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Welcome to The Wrong Side Of The Tracks. Crippling poverty is a day-to-day fact for people living in this type of neighborhood, often leading to both an [[WretchedHive increase in crime crime]] and the residents requiring aid from the government to meet their financial needs. Many residents are homeless or close to it, and work is difficult to find.
18th Oct '16 4:18:45 AM jamespolk
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* Literally in ''Film/SaltOfTheEarth'', in which Esperanza notes that while all the Mexican miners' families live in shacks without running water, the white miners living on the other side of the railroad tracks live in better houses with plumbing.
12th Oct '16 9:15:37 PM dpisel01
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* Hell's Kitchen in New York, where ''Film/WestSideStory'' was set and filmed, [[LighterAndFluffier used to be]] considered dangerous.

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* Hell's Kitchen in New York, where ''Film/WestSideStory'' was set and filmed, [[LighterAndFluffier used to be]] considered dangerous.dangerous until the 1990's.


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* Philadelphia has this in North Philadelphia and West Philadelphia. In the case of the former, only the Temple University campus and Brewerytown should not be considered dangerous. In the case of the latter, a more literal title would be the wrong side of the Schuylkill River, though University City directly over the river is actually quite nice due to the presence of the University of Pennsylvania, an Ivy League school.
18th Jul '16 7:34:40 PM Jake
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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the city of Ankh-Morpork is actually a double one, consisting of "Proud Ankh and pestilent Morpork", separated by the River Ankh. Even within Morpork though there is the WretchedHive of the Shades.

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* In ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'', the city of Ankh-Morpork is actually a double one, consisting of "Proud Ankh and pestilent Morpork", separated by the River Ankh. Even within Morpork though there is [[TheCityNarrows the WretchedHive Shades]], where it is said that [[UpToEleven even the criminals are afraid to walk the streets]]. As the series progresses and the setting slowly transitions from MedievalEuropeanFantasy to GaslampFantasy this becomes a bit less true; Ankh is still a very expensive residential district dominated by OldMoney, but Morpork is home to a growing middle class and most of the Shades.city's manufacturing sector, not to mention the seat of government and [[WizardingSchool Unseen University.]] The crime rate also starts dropping considerably in the aftermath of ''Discworld/MenAtArms'' once the City Watch get more manpower and a real budget.
29th Jun '16 9:05:27 AM MsChibi
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Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems. Rural versions of the trope may exist in the form of a trailer park. Contrast {{Suburbia}}.

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Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems. Rural versions of the trope may exist in the form of a trailer park. Contrast (the American version of) {{Suburbia}}.
29th Jun '16 9:04:13 AM MsChibi
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Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems.

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Home of many GangBangers. See also CityNoir for a citywide mood, TheCityNarrows for a fully criminal subdistrict, and WretchedHive for near-total lawlessness. If there's an inspirational underdog story about a RagTagBunchOfMisfits who want to go to a sports meet, they have to make do with ImprovisedTraining. If this place is filled with [[FantasticRacism Fantastic Races,]] its a FantasticGhetto. It is possible that it is a CloseKnitCommunity, where the characters support each other against their problems.
problems. Rural versions of the trope may exist in the form of a trailer park. Contrast {{Suburbia}}.
13th Jun '16 11:43:05 PM PaulA
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* Both Peaches and Mickey live in such in Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Hallorean'', though Mickey concedes, when Peaches lives with him:

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* Both Peaches and Mickey live in such in Creator/GeneStrattonPorter's ''Michael O'Hallorean'', ''Literature/MichaelOHalloran'', though Mickey concedes, when Peaches lives with him:
28th May '16 1:06:33 PM HasturHasturHastur
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* In the greater UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area, you've got Roxbury, Mattapan (known as "Murderpan" to some) and the neighborhood of Mission Hill, so much so that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stuart_%28murderer%29 one of the most infamous murder cases]] in Boston's history not only took place there, but was deliberately committed there [[BatmanGambit because of the area's reputation]]. Somerville ("Slummervile") used to be this before it got gentrified.

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* In the greater UsefulNotes/{{Boston}} area, you've got Roxbury, Mattapan (known as "Murderpan" to some) and the neighborhood of Mission Hill, so much so that [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Stuart_%28murderer%29 one of the most infamous murder cases]] in Boston's history not only took place there, but was deliberately committed there [[BatmanGambit because of the area's reputation]]. Somerville ("Slummervile") used to be this before it got gentrified. Head up north to the Merrimack Valley and you have Lawrence and Haverhill; Lowell, while also home to some very rough areas, has been gentrified to some degree and is now ''far'' less dangerous than the other two as a whole.
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