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Unread 08-08-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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Post Is east harlem in New york bad?

Well i might move there and i want to know is it safe
to move there.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 01:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Well i might move there and i want to know is it safe
to move there.

What do you consider "bad"? East Harlem has come a long way. It is up and coming, and you have a very diverse community.

What part of East Harlem?
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Unread 08-09-2010, 05:12 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Read this recent thread:

Asian in East Harlem
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Unread 08-09-2010, 06:25 PM
 
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Yes. East Harlem is a terrible neighborhood.
Its still heavily Hispanic. It has some gentrification going on, but thats it.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 06:43 PM
 
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Nonsense
East Harlem isn't that bad.
Dont make blanket statements like that.
duh
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Unread 08-09-2010, 06:51 PM
 
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It is a third-world ethnic cesspool. You will know fear.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 07:20 PM
 
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I have two friends who are girls that live there. One of them is white and the other one is hispanic. They both live for a few years now and they like it. They haven't have any problems.

Yes there is crime there. Some killings. But mostly happens very late at night between gangs sometimes and in those housing projects for the most part. But for the normal hard working person the only thing I will be worry will be robberies. But my friends haven't been attack and they both party in lower Manhattan a lot and come late on weekends and nothing has happened to them. One of them has been in Harlem for almost five years now. So you should check things out. If you don't really feel comfortable, you don't have to move there.

Also wasn't nycistheplace2 a teenager and he said he wanted to scared white people from these neighborhoods? I believe he is the one that said he does not want any white people moving to black or hispanic neighborhoods. He hates gentrification and does not want others to move there. I will not take his comments and a few others here too seriously. I will not be surprise if he has many login names to comment here. LOL
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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:15 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Well i might move there and i want to know is it safe
to move there.

I'm going to cut/paste my response to a young Asian woman who wanted to know how "safe" Harlem is.

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In any area in NYC one needs to exercise some street smarts. That is a given if you decide to live here and/or visit. You don't make yourself an easy target for NO ONE.

Harlem is up and coming, and a lot of changes have taken place. It use to be a highly populated by PRicans (Spanish Harlem: High 90s and about 120th/ish streets from Fifth Avenue to FDR Drive) and African American (Black Harlem - more North/West of Spanish Harlem) area. Now, it is populated by Mexicans, PRicans, Caucasians, Asians and African Americans.

Some who have responded in a negative fashion probably NEVER lived there much less know the 411 on this neighborhood. Is it the most "exclusive" area in NYC? No, but just like Red Hook (where no one would be caught DEAD back in the days) in Bklyn and other areas in NYC it is up and coming, and many changes (good changes) are in place.

I lived there (Spanish Harlem) from the age of 15-early 30s, and have very fond memories. However, I do embrace other cultures/diversity and never placed myself in any situation(s) where my safety would be compromised.

Give it some time, and if YOU do not feel comfortable move.

Best,


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Unread 08-10-2010, 10:21 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Well i might move there and i want to know is it safe
to move there.
"Bad" is about as subjective as it's possible to be. Just because one person wouldn't live in an area, that doesn't mean someone else wouldn't be perfectly happy there.

Use this as a guideline: any neighborhood where you feel unsafe is bad. Doesn't matter where in the city it is. If you're not comfortable there, don't move in.

(I was being rerouted through some kind of pop-up before my posting went through, and SummerBabe got her commentary in first. But as you can see, we agree about things like comfort level!)
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Unread 08-10-2010, 01:33 PM
 
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Do any of you know anything specific about the safety around 100th St & 1st Ave in East Harlem?
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