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Old 06-11-2010, 12:36 PM
 
Location: North Bergen,NJ
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I wouldnt go that far. The overall crime rate isnt at bad as other cities but it still has the highest crime rate in NYC. Also, when you break it down into neighborhoods, there are neighborhoods with 20+ murder rates, 800+ robbery rates, high assault rates etc

And everyone is ghetto. You know in the hood when you're in the Bronx. People hanging out, drug dealing, smoking weed, teenagers robbing, gangbanging....its all here. I live it.

The only difference is that dudes aren't killing themselves cause of crack. But that doesn't mean you can have a false sense of security.

Oh God, I knew this reply wasnt far off. You dont think this stuff happens a lot in Miami too? To the OP the Bronx is the best Boro IMO, it has crime and some rough spots but you'll be safe especially in that area, enjoy it and catch a Yankee game if you can.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:10 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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If the OP really grew up in the hood on MIA...I think he'll be fine. McGraw is in a very nice part of Parkchester by the co-ops. It starts getting dicey west of White Plains Rd/I-95. I used to frequent the area all the time growing up.

Oh and don't get it twisted, there may not be 8 gazillion crackheads walking around like in the 80's...but too many parts of the BX are still a s***hole, though the borough is making some progress, slowly but surely.
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Old 06-11-2010, 03:14 PM
 
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With all the rebuilding going on all over NYC most of the boroughs are going through changes. But like Supermario said you should never walk around with a false sense of security anywhere you go and especially in the BX. Like all boroughs there are bright spots and dark spots in the bx, and quite frankly imo the latter outweighs the former !

Always have your guard up
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Old 06-11-2010, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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See now you're making me worry.

BTW any other info on streets to avoid?
LOL...No that street is fine. Im talking in general.The Bronx aint all peaches and cream.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Crime is rising in the city pretty dramatically this year. I know there is one precinct in the Bronx with an 800% murder increase compared to the same time last year, and last I checked that was in late March or early April. It is probably over 1,000% now.

You should be fine in that neighborhood. Just don't walk around anywhere you feel like in the Bronx flashing an iPod and a Rolex.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:28 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Crime is rising in the city pretty dramatically this year. I know there is one precinct in the Bronx with an 800% murder increase compared to the same time last year, and last I checked that was in April. It is probably over 1,000% now.

You should be fine in that neighborhood. Just don't walk around anywhere you feel like in the Bronx flashing an iPod and a Rolex.
What precinct is this?
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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What precinct is this?
44th Precinct is up 166.7%.

The 47th Precinct is up 300%.

The 50th Precinct is up 200%.

The rest of the borough is pretty steady compared to last year.

And my bad about the 800% increase. I can't find it, it might have been in another borough. I think it might have been in Manhattan, so I will check quick because I am curious now if I may be recalling information wrong or something.
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:55 PM
 
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Crime is rising in the city pretty dramatically this year. I know there is one precinct in the Bronx with an 800% murder increase compared to the same time last year, and last I checked that was in late March or early April. It is probably over 1,000% now.

You should be fine in that neighborhood. Just don't walk around anywhere you feel like in the Bronx flashing an iPod and a Rolex.
Haha, my father and mother divorced when I was around 3. So I lived in a lower class neighborhood with my mother in the west palm beach/ft lauderdale area. I went to Ely High School there. Anyone from around that area knows it gets pretty gutter. I stayed there until I got accepted to college and moved away. I lived near 2 drug dealers who were both eventually killed by police, and they were pretty decent guys in the neighborhood to be honest.

Then sometimes I would live in the straight ghetto with my father in the MIA area when I would stay with him. He would move from place to place in the ****tiest areas possible as he was in the construction business and those were the only places where they were offering the big jobs.

I am not trying to sound tough, considering I have nothing to gain for you guys to think a screenname is tough. Just a little background.

I'm used to being around the thugs because in Miami from personal experience most of them are harmless and are overall friendly people except for a few bad apples. You just have to learn how to read what mood they're in. They tend to be normal rational people unless you encounter them in groups in which they are trying to impress their friends or whatever.

So the sight of groups of people who appear to be gangs don't bother me as much, I associated with them alot growing up. Hence why I would have friends that live in South Bronx in the first place. I chose to stay with kids in the mcgraw area as opposed to the nearby castle hill places just cause of the things i hear about it.

The only thing that concerns me is that the people in Bronx may be a little bit more aggressive than the ones in Miami. That and the entire situation is different. As in South Florida when **** gets deep I have the option of dipping to my car, and knowing the entire area like the back of my hand. Whereas in Bronx I don't know the streets as well, and I have to utilize public transportation.

Given the information that I do have a history of growing up and living in lower income predominantly black areas. If I act the same way I do around the Bronx as I do back home, would I be relatively okay?
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Old 06-12-2010, 02:59 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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What precinct is this?
Ah, found it. It's not a precinct, but a bunch of precincts. "Manhattan South" is up 800% murder wise so far this year. That is pretty shocking.
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Old 06-12-2010, 03:04 PM
 
Location: Soon to be Southlake, TX
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Haha, my father and mother divorced when I was around 3. So I lived in a lower class neighborhood with my mother in the west palm beach/ft lauderdale area. I went to Ely High School there. Anyone from around that area knows it gets pretty gutter. I stayed there until I got accepted to college and moved away. I lived near 2 drug dealers who were both eventually killed by police, and they were pretty decent guys in the neighborhood to be honest.

Then sometimes I would live in the straight ghetto with my father in the MIA area when I would stay with him. He would move from place to place in the ****tiest areas possible as he was in the construction business and those were the only places where they were offering the big jobs.

I am not trying to sound tough, considering I have nothing to gain for you guys to think a screenname is tough. Just a little background.

I'm used to being around the thugs because in Miami from personal experience most of them are harmless and are overall friendly people except for a few bad apples. You just have to learn how to read what mood they're in. They tend to be normal rational people unless you encounter them in groups in which they are trying to impress their friends or whatever.

So the sight of groups of people who appear to be gangs don't bother me as much, I associated with them alot growing up. Hence why I would have friends that live in South Bronx in the first place. I chose to stay with kids in the mcgraw area as opposed to the nearby castle hill places just cause of the things i hear about it.

The only thing that concerns me is that the people in Bronx may be a little bit more aggressive than the ones in Miami. That and the entire situation is different. As in South Florida when **** gets deep I have the option of dipping to my car, and knowing the entire area like the back of my hand. Whereas in Bronx I don't know the streets as well, and I have to utilize public transportation.

Given the information that I do have a history of growing up and living in lower income predominantly black areas. If I act the same way I do around the Bronx as I do back home, would I be relatively okay?
You will be fine. Had you made this trip 15 years ago it would be a different story. Belmont, Bronx is one little neighorhood that had over 100 murders in 1990, last year it had about 15. New Yorkers will bark a lot but a lot of them are very nice people.
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