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Old 11-06-2011, 07:09 AM
 
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I am considering moving to Shepard Ave. and Osborne Terrace area of Weequahic (Newark).

How is it safety wise? During the daytime and at night?

If you know the area, can you also tell me if that area is declining or getting better?
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Old 11-06-2011, 07:44 AM
 
Location: Montco PA
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Oh heck no. Anything west of Bergen St north of Lyons Ave is to be avoided even during the day. Especially if you aren't used to gang ridden, poverty stricken black folks. I'm somewhat familiar with the area unlike others on here. It's still one of the worst parts of the city in the worst ward. If you want to move to Weequhaic stay east of Bergen south of Lyons Ave towards the park and Hillside. There are some well-kept, suburban-type homes there with better apartment buildings, even a new condominium on Pomona and Elizabeth: The GLC Group, LLC. Parc West Condominiums
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Old 11-06-2011, 09:05 AM
 
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Thanks. As the Shepard Ave and Osborne Terr area is just a few blocks away from Bergen and Lyons, would you say that if things improve that will be the next area to improve, or is the good area expanding in another direction? Basically, my question is, are the good areas expanding toward where shepard and Osborne are or are they expanding to a different area?
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Old 11-06-2011, 12:37 PM
 
Location: Montco PA
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The good area you speak of has always been "good". Not like some gentrifiers took over and boom nice area, let's wait to expand. It's home to middle-class citizens(mostly city workers) with even a couple of mansions at Elizabeth Avenue. I guess the closer you are to Hillside and the park the better, but there's no expansion; it's like a suburban enclave. Bergen Street's the dividing line from okay to GTFO(it gets worse past Beth Israel). The only way that spot improves is if gentrification takes over.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:37 PM
 
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As Marv said, don't do it. Daytime it's barely 'OK', @ night? Nah. Used to live on Osbourne, and still live in the area. There are actually a few decent 'pockets' in the area but that's all they are (unless you're further down Elizabeth ave near the park). Don't go too far north on Elizabeth ave, it goes from suburban look/feel to real gritty.
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Old 11-07-2011, 10:27 AM
 
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Don't do it. I grew up in Newark and Irvington, my mother lives on Shephard the lower end with the 1 family houses. Shepard and Osborne are a no no.
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Old 11-07-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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Just moved from that area 3 months ago (Schuyler & Renner).

Getting better? No
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Old 03-20-2016, 01:20 PM
 
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Old post i know but how's the area near Dayton Street across from Weequahic park these days?
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:17 AM
 
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most people in that area just cannot afford to leave, if you like feeling safe when you walk out your door, I would not move to Newark.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:52 AM
 
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most people in that area just cannot afford to leave, if you like feeling safe when you walk out your door, I would not move to Newark.
Yeah, I wasn't moving there but was thinking of looking at an investment property near the park.
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