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Pittsburgh / Re: Going to Pitt? Me too...
« on: April 14, 2005, 01:54:41 PM »


Shadyside gets a lot of attention.  It has brick buildings, a williams sonoma, and a lot of people with 6 inch dogs.  Obviously i dont like shadyside, thats why im telling you its not all you think it is.

YOu want to rent with the idea of market inneficiencies in mind: popular will mean more crime, higher value, and more annoying people.  

However, the biggest argument for living in shadyside is that all the bars that law students go to (the grove, william penn, village pizza, etc) are in shadyside, so if you want to walk home this is where to live.  This arguemnt alone justifies living in shadyside.  

ok, here we go.  Some of these areas dont have a lot of homes for rent, or dont have public transportation right into oakland.  But they are all safer, many are as nice, and they are all cheaper.  IF you are a law student concerned about identifying and taking advantage of market inneficiencies, look here first.

Friendship (though shadyside area code, so technically shadyside)
Regent Square
Squirell Hill (though also overrated, but not dangerous)
Beechview
Greenfield
Polish Hill (great safe as hell quiet old person neighborhood)
Highland Park (some)
Spring Hill
Troy Hill (entire north side)
Mt Washington
Duquesne
Allentown
Carrick
Arlington
Hazelwood
Glen Hazel
Brookline
South Oakland

Im not trying to be a male private part by listing so many neighborhoods, but i think they are all better.

p.s. shadyguy, one more time.  you will probably not get robbed and you will probably like shadyside, just like i said in the first place.  Im am just telling you man, i have lived here for my whole life and there are a lot of break ins.  as to the unreliability of my info- like i said, that was what i came up with a five minute google. 

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Pittsburgh / Re: Going to Pitt? Me too...
« on: April 14, 2005, 11:49:04 AM »
Though I should have better things to do at work than reply to this..

SleepyGuy, its ok that you dont know what you are talking about.  You have never lived in pittsburgh before.  If you have "friends" in shadyside, they have heard about the break ins.

you are not going to be a star in law school.  You just got way too emotional and forgot to remember what I actually said.  I never said that pittsburgh is dangerous, as it is not.  Pittsburgh is one of the safest cities in the country.  I just said that shadyside is one of the worst neighborhoods for petty theft, which it is.  Don't think it's as great as you have it built up in your head to be.  OVERRATED!!!!!!!!

by the way, before you say something dumb in pittsburgh like, oh there are a million people in the metro area, remember that pittsburgh itself has 340,000 people, and allegheny county has 600,000 people.  i know the definition of metro area, but... it is just not a valid indicator of actual population density in pittsburgh.

You're going to have to read to halfway down the article to get the juicy stat comparing shadyside and the worst neighborhood in pittsburgh:
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/04214/354984.stm

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05089/479774.stm
http://www.thepittsburghchannel.com/news/4175437/detail.html
http://www.wpxi.com/news/2642289/detail.html
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/05091/481274.stm
http://www.wpxi.com/news/4194609/detail.html
http://www.wpxi.com/news/4023045/detail.html
http://www.wpxi.com/news/2951852/detail.html

you heard about the pizza guys who got shot, right? 

oh yeah, heres the shadyside meth lab:
http://www.wpxi.com/news/4233682/detail.html

Read the guys comment down the page about shadyside.
http://forums.officer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=28831&page=3

that was all the info i could find in five minutes. 

Listen man, why do you care what I think? 

by the way, the city police department doesnt report car jacks.  Many police departments do-pittsburgh does not. I work at a restaurant in bloomfield right now, and we just had 7 customers get there cars broken into in one night.  Not in the paper of course.  But you knew that, right? 


"its pretty easy to infer..."   hehehehehe, you make it sound like you have "discovered" something.  I wear my bias on my sleeve: obviously its obvious.

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Pittsburgh / Re: Going to Pitt? Me too...
« on: April 13, 2005, 01:23:48 PM »
Just for a heads up- there has been a serial car jacker going through shadyside lately.  Don't think for a second that shadyside is any safer than anywhere else- it is the trendy section of town, and it is also where many poor people go to steal stuff.  THey know the resale value of louis vuitton... One of my friends, living RIGHT ON WALNUT, got robbed at knifepoint in her own locked house when she came home last year. 

people here seem to think shadyside is eden.  Its not.  it's night at the roxbury, only where farrell gets mugged. THere are more break-ins reported per capita in shadyside than any other neighborhood in pittsburgh other than homewood.

sorry to sound like such a downer.  chances are nothing will happen to you, and you will like it.  Just remember to buy a lot of shiny hugo boss shirts before you get there (sales tax in pa).


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Studying for the LSAT / 19 Q's wrong on one section - Retake?
« on: May 26, 2005, 04:19:37 PM »
I got a 160 on my lsat.

1st part: 3 wrong
2nd part: 4 wrong
3rd part: 19 wrong (logic puzzles)
4th part: 0 wrong
5th part: unscored

(for anyone trying to pwn3d me, these might be off by an answer or two)

Should I retake?  I was really stressed out because i wasnt allowed a cig after the first 2 parts, and I couldnt get a single one of the premises on the logic puzzles section.  I do well on the practice logic puzzles, but not under stress.  will i keep getting the same result?

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