ourists Flood The 'Joker Stairs,' Frustrating Bronx Residents

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Thanks to Joaquin Phoenix’s dance moves in Joker, the stairs connecting Shakespeare and Anderson Avenues in the Highbridge neighborhood of the Bronx are the most famous set of steps in New York City right now. They have their own Instagram hashtag with over 700 tagged photos, and were also added to Google Maps as a “religious site” (the designation has since been removed).

All the attention has frustrated some residents of Highbridge.

“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

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Oh no, tourism boosting local businesses with outsiders using freely available access that I have arbitrarily attached rights to.

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@uninspiredcup said:

Oh no, tourism boosting local businesses with outsiders using freely available access that I have arbitrarily attached rights to.

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Lol and complaining about it and making news will attract more tourists.

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@jaydan said:
@uninspiredcup said:

Oh no, tourism boosting local businesses with outsiders using freely available access that I have arbitrarily attached rights to.

Lol and complaining about it and making news will attract more tourists.

It's sort of a Streisand Effect in a sense.

New York: please don't come to these steps

Everyone: what steps? Those steps? I'm going to those steps. HEY EVERYONE LETS GO TO THE STEPS!

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Saw something about this last night, but not on the news.

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“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

Disrespected? By people taking photos on stairs? You ever notice how the people that throw that word around the most, usually have no idea what it means or even how to show respect to others?

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I give it a few months and then nobody cares about the steps.

....unless of course the residents make a big stink about public people going to a public place...

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Joker is a very brutal film. Great film very violent. Phoenix did a great job portraying the clown prince of crime. Check out my indie comic. https://mobile.twitter.com/emersoncole8

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@heathen75 said:

“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

Disrespected? By people taking photos on stairs? You ever notice how the people that throw that word around the most, usually have no idea what it means or even how to show respect to others?

If a bunch of tourists come to your neighborhood (like, where you actually live) and start crowding the place because it was in a movie once, you'd feel really disrespected too. You didn't choose to live in a theme park.

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@Willy105 said:
@heathen75 said:

“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

Disrespected? By people taking photos on stairs? You ever notice how the people that throw that word around the most, usually have no idea what it means or even how to show respect to others?

If a bunch of tourists come to your neighborhood (like, where you actually live) and start crowding the place because it was in a movie once, you'd feel really disrespected too. You didn't choose to live in a theme park.

I don't see how that's being disrespected. Unless they are directly being rude or damaging property, it really has nothing to do with "said" person. Living there doesn't automatically make you a gate-keeper.

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They should stfu unless they actually own that land. If it is public, everyone can go there. Just because you live there for a x numger of years doesn't give you any more right to it then anyone else.

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@uninspiredcup said:
@Willy105 said:
@heathen75 said:

“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

Disrespected? By people taking photos on stairs? You ever notice how the people that throw that word around the most, usually have no idea what it means or even how to show respect to others?

If a bunch of tourists come to your neighborhood (like, where you actually live) and start crowding the place because it was in a movie once, you'd feel really disrespected too. You didn't choose to live in a theme park.

I don't see how that's being disrespected. Unless they are directly being rude or damaging property, it really has nothing to do with "said" person. Living there doesn't automatically make you a gate-keeper.

You don't consider a bunch of loud people showing up in your neighborhood (where you live) to take photos, taking up space, to be rude? If a dozen people were outside your window in the street, even if they manage not to break anything, would still make you pretty upset. It's nothing to do with "gatekeeping".

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@Willy105 said:
@uninspiredcup said:
@Willy105 said:
@heathen75 said:

“We hope it ends soon because we don’t need this,” said Jonathan Francis, a 29-year-old who has lived in the neighborhood his entire life. “We feel disrespected.”

Disrespected? By people taking photos on stairs? You ever notice how the people that throw that word around the most, usually have no idea what it means or even how to show respect to others?

If a bunch of tourists come to your neighborhood (like, where you actually live) and start crowding the place because it was in a movie once, you'd feel really disrespected too. You didn't choose to live in a theme park.

I don't see how that's being disrespected. Unless they are directly being rude or damaging property, it really has nothing to do with "said" person. Living there doesn't automatically make you a gate-keeper.

You don't consider a bunch of loud people showing up in your neighborhood (where you live) to take photos, taking up space, to be rude? If a dozen people were outside your window in the street, even if they manage not to break anything, would still make you pretty upset. It's nothing to do with "gatekeeping".

Just described Edinburgh.

No, again, not unless they are explicitly rude or producing noise levels at an inappropriate time. I believe there are general "noise" laws in place.

To me this comes across as not someone upset but someone entitled, seeking validation.

That nosey neighbour next door type who peaks out the curtains and talks shit about you to their husband.