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Old 07-09-2008, 07:30 PM
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I am moving to Schenectady, New York...
Some where in the Union Street area.
Is this a safe are?
I know NOTHING about this area and was wondering how many
Pleasant neighbors could spill some ups and downs.

I was also wondering about the transportation.
Is it mandatory to drive around?
Also how is it on Carrie Street?

Does any one have knowledge to spare?
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Old 07-11-2008, 07:10 PM
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Are you living on upper Union or downtown union....big difference. If you are at least 1300 or higher you are in a great area. If you are more like 800s....it is a bit sketchy depending on the block.

I don't know where Carrie Street is, but the I see lots of buses on union, so I think the buses are good. Anywhere on Union you should be able to walk to lots of places.

If you have children there are areas on Union I might stay away from or use caution, but for adults (who are street smart) you are probably ok.

Hope this helps a bit.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:44 PM
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Carrie street is awful stay away from there. There was just a murder near Carrie St on Hattie st. The second murder I'm aware of. It's also in Goosehill which used to be a nice Italian neighborhood 20years ago but now is nothing but trash. There are plenty of buses but a car is necassary. Also I agree parts of Union st are nice but if you have kids I would strongly suggest staying out of the Schdy school district. What am I saying i would suggest staying out of Schenectady period.
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