Crime & Safety
I have lived in Amsterdam, New York for my entire life. It definitely is home to me. I would like to see more opportunities for people who live here. We have free or reduced lunch for all students at our schools and we are recognized as a struggling school district. I really hope that more opportunities will turn around our city.
I have lived in this town for more then 20 years. But people are coming from different places and moving here cause it use to be a great place to grow up and bring up your own children. But not any more it has been a lot of crimes and drugs. It is a small town nothing to do, no actitives and resources for them to get involved. Some people are willing to help but aren't. If I ever leave its would be heartbroken. Just because I grow up in this town.
Amsterdam was a once booming town, and has for sure seen better days. More businesses are leaving then coming in locally. But it is not an awful place to live in completely. Like every town it has its good and bad parts. But with a little work Amsterdam could return to its glory days.