As a college aged young man attending Towson University, occasionally (every couple of weeks or so) 3 or 4 of us would head down to Lexington Market with our collectively huge appetites for lunch. For those unfamiliar, that is in the middle of downtown Baltimore. The variety and quality of freshly made food there from local vendors was outstanding...the best on the planet in our minds. The atmosphere there was always lively, clean, and inviting. I only live about 30 minutes away from there now. You could not pay me to go into that neighborhood now...it is just plain scary...even during the day.You won't catch me going back there .... too dangerous.