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The Worst Things in Finsbury Park, Greater London*

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The Worst Things
  • The locals who think Finsbury Park is a cool area, duh go figure retards!
  • no decent shopping - all shops round the station are generally horrible and make the place look nasty - the flower shop has the only decent frontage - until these places are fixed up the area will always have a scummy reputation! hopefully once the station is finished things will start to change....
  • Up-to-your-knees litter & the high density of scary people.
  • Aggressive youths - wannabe gangsta types and the influx of Eastern Europeans who spend all their time shouting in the park. In nearby Clissold Park, you see families enjoying pleasant days out. You hear people speaking to each other politely - in English. Contrast that with Finsbury Park. Tramps by the park gates Litter outside shops on Stroud Green Road
  • Weirdos, freaks, madmen, scary, Scary freaks, mad weirdos etc.
  • Traffic, parking, smell, locals, bad kids, spitting, chewing gum everywhere, too many takeaways, too many bad takeaways,
  • Fonthill road is pretty awful on a saturday - avoid at all costs unless you want to be crushed by frenzied shoppers (women mainly) Gooners also invade every now and then, but generally don't cause any hassle at all. The junction of Blackstock road and Rock street can be pretty weird if you're female and alone, but only because of the bizarre hissing noise the men who hang around there outside the cafes make......
  • Scary people....a lot of scary people.
  • The begging and the litter.
  • The Ghetto Youths are taking over, Please make your bid to claim back a pretty cool, relaxed area.
  • It's reputation for unsafe streets which is unfounded it's no better or worse than any other London inner city area.
  • no sports shops/record shops/clubs..late night drinking holes
  • Some of the beggars get a bit intimidating-especially at nite.
  • Wish the councils would sort out the street cleaning situation.
  • New influx of Algerians. I'm not racist but they spit a lot and leer. Yuk. Rubbish in the streets. Drunks at the tube and park gates
  • So much to choose from, so little time. This area is criminally neglected as a result of being at the intersection of 3 local authorities. Plus all the scum (crackheads, winoes etc) come up from King's Cross whenever the cops clamp down there. There's a particularly foul stretch of pavement on 7 sisters road between Blackstock road and Wilberforce road.
  • Gangs of youths
  • A little bit unsafe at night, but no worse than anywhere else in zone 2.
  • Of a night time ity's one of the most intimidating places I've ever been.

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Last updated: 2009-01-15

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