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“Oh god please don't let me get stabbed”
Review of Acushnet Avenue

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Acushnet Avenue
New Bedford, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Oh god please don't let me get stabbed”
Reviewed 3 August 2011

"The ave" as new Bedford natives call it is scary. It's a major hotspot for crimes of all nature, and an apparent haven for the homeless or otherwise insane. New Bedford in general is not the vacation you want. Although I gave it a two because if you are not afraid to navigate s ghetto new bedford has some amazing ethnic food. But you might witness a murder getting it. Good luck.

Visited March 2011
6 Thank Abbiekadabbie
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English first
Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
171 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“Do not go on the Avenue!”
Reviewed 12 September 2008

Are you kidding me? Acushnet avenue is about two miles of "we ain't got nuthin' to offer'. It's usually referred to by locals as simply 'The Avenue' which I believe is Latin for "Dump". The Avenue is frequented by drug users, prostitutes, homeless, and punk kids with nothing better to do then drive up and down the strip endlessly through all hours of the day and night. The city doesn't have enough police to monitor the area and frankly The Avenue is a pimple on Massachusetts' you-know-what. Granted there are a few good stores along the route, but it doesn't outweigh the trouble and filth. There are a couple of dress shops, bakeries and restaurants, but what major street in America doesn't have those things. There is nothing special about Acushnet Avenue, unless you're looking to get mugged.

3 Thank NobodyMan
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Fairhaven, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
89 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
“Can't believe it is posted here as something to do”
Reviewed 24 April 2008

My subject line says it all. The avenue is very busy and dirty. Let's see, there are bar's, pharmacy's Portuguese restaurants, antique store or two, bakeries, real estate offices, banks, church, gas stations, etc. You get the idea, nothing special about it.

3 Thank Msia52
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