Archive for Lafayette Sports Fan Forum This forum is not affiliated in any way with Lafayette College, Lafayette College Athletics, The Maroon Club or any other official organization. Please be respectful of other posters as well as the athletes, coaches and administrators.
 


       Lafayette Sports Fan Forum Forum Index -> Whatever else
bethlehempard

Crime and Lehigh

Crime near Lehigh has been increasing. To the school's credit, it's taking steps including increased patrols and now spending $150,000 on cameras.
Terrible isolated crimes can happen anywhere, to be sure.
The Lehigh campus is generally safe as is the area roughly between the campus and the New Street Bridge, at reasonable hours.
Avoid anything east of campus. It's become a ghetto/favela/skid row whatever.
A new trick of the local muggers is to keep the student's ID as an implicit threat of revenge. This should IMHO lead to longer sentences.
Despite my screen name I live several miles north of Lehigh. Though I know the south Bethlehem area well I avoid it, particularly at night. For sports fans luckily this is an issue only for wrestling.
ed65

Hasn't there been a revival in downtown Bethlehem? Gentrification, restaurants, galleries, shops etc.or is that area not near the LU campus.  I admit I haven't been to Bethlehem other than the Saucon sports complex in many years.
Franks Tanks

ed65 wrote:
Hasn't there been a revival in downtown Bethlehem? Gentrification, restaurants, galleries, shops etc.or is that area not near the LU campus.  I admit I haven't been to Bethlehem other than the Saucon sports complex in many years.


Downtown Bethlehem and the Southside of Bethlehem are worlds apart.  With that being said the "business district" of the Southside is safe, but I would avoid the rest of the area after 11- 12.
RichH

Downtown and area in front of campus to the bridge fine. Off toaards Stefko Blvd.is dicey. Late night its teenage punks roamig area. In creased surveillance should help. LUPD also increasing presence on blocks with numerous students to bolster police. Honestly ,it was much worse back in my era. Townie fights were common. Difference,of course was no co eds back then.
bethlehempard

A Lafayette oasis in Lehigh country: if on Main Street -- the two blocks between Broad Street and Moravian's smaller campus -- stop in the Hotel Bethlehem. Walk up to the next level for the Lafayette Room. There are old photographs and a short story on the glorious 1920s on the gridiron including 9 wins over Lehigh from 1920-29.
Cumulative score: 220-43.
When I lived in south Bethlehem in the early 1980s there were definitely some brawls but not the inevitable knives or guns of today. Plus only those out looking for trouble were involved.
I saw a few nasty biker fights at the Fourth Street Saloon and a pool-ball throwing ruckus in the basement of Bloomers. Otherwise just the usual college hijinks and a few town-gown battles.
At Lafayette in my day, the expression SAFE - Student and Fraternity Extinction - was used by some locals but mostly in jest.

       Lafayette Sports Fan Forum Forum Index -> Whatever else
Page 1 of 1
Create your own free forum | Buy a domain to use with your forum