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Old 03-16-2011, 05:59 PM
 
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How is the are around 56th street between avenue c and B in Bayonne, NJ?
I'm moving there soon. and some people are telling me the projects of Jersey City is right next to us and sometimes they come out at night slashing tires and all that stuff.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:20 PM
 
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My brother and sister-in-law lived on 57th St between Avenues B & C for many years. I have to say that I never felt threatened in any way when visiting the area--even late at night.

I have asked my brother to respond with his long-term observations regarding the neighborhood, so please stand by for his answer to your question.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:22 PM
 
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Thanks! Im waiting for his answer.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:27 PM
 
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it's not bad. in general, the closer you get to JC the more sketchy the area becomes, but between those two blocks are fine. i wouldn't feel unsafe (i'm a small nonthreatening female, lol).
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:37 PM
 
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I am the guy who lived on 57th Street between Avenue C and Avenue B. I owned a home there for 24 years, and I never had a problem - not once.

Yes, 56th Street is only a few blocks from Jersey City, and there were projects on the Jersey City side. When I moved out of town in 2005, all but one of those buildings had been torn down. My understanding is that the last building was scheduled to be demolished at some point in the future, so it may be gone already but I am not certain about that.

Even with the projects about 1/4 mile away, there were no problems. With the projects either mostly or completely demolished, I wouldn't be afraid to move there.

Just for conversational purposes, I will tell you that one of the two-family homes on 56th Street between B & C is owned by a NJ State Trooper who is allowed to bring a marked car home with him on occasion. There is probably no better crime deterrent than a marked State Police Car parked on the block. Coincidentally, the State Trooper's brother, who is a Bayonne City police officer also lives on the block. I think that this is probably well-known by any potential bad guys, and is an additional deterrent.

Both of these guys are relatively young, so they should be around for a while, and my experiences on the next block didn't include these guys for most of my time there (since the guys who are the cops now were just school kids for most of that time).

If there is any problem at all on that block, it may be parking. A good part of the block is taken up by an elementary school, and of course the teachers like to park as close to the school as possible. The silver lining in this cloud is that the teachers leave by late afternoon, so that should leave a lot of freshly-vacated parking spaces for you when you come home from work - however, if you are not a nine-to-fiver and you come home from work between 8 AM and 3:30 PM it could be a problem.

If you have any other specific questions, I will try to answer them
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:00 PM
 
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How is the are around 56th street between avenue c and B in Bayonne, NJ?
I'm moving there soon. and some people are telling me the projects of Jersey City is right next to us and sometimes they come out at night slashing tires and all that stuff.
It's a lot safer than the ghetto part of jersey city but not one of the better neighborhoods of bayonne.

You want to be between 30-45th street, the avenues dont matter too much. JFK/ave b are the quietest with the parks etc..while ave c and e are closer to broadway and lightrail stop. I wouldnt want to be directly on broadway though, too much noise and no privacy.
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Old 03-16-2011, 09:19 PM
 
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thanks guys
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