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Old 08-11-2010, 01:08 PM
 
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I was just wondering about the saftey of the area in Hamilton Place (in Hamilton Heights at W140 & Hamilton Place). Any ideas?
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:22 PM
 
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I was just wondering about the saftey of the area in Hamilton Place (in Hamilton Heights at W140 & Hamilton Place). Any ideas?
So-So... During the day, the city college scene dominates, but at night Lots of drug activity, and on the other hand... great architecture, theres a couple of historic districts in the area. It's Loud in the summer, heavily dominican, general amenities.. Do you have to be in the area? You need a visit.
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Old 08-11-2010, 01:29 PM
 
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So-So... During the day, the city college scene dominates, but at night Lots of drug activity, and on the other hand... great architecture, theres a couple of historic districts in the area. It's Loud in the summer, heavily dominican, general amenities.. Do you have to be in the area? You need a visit.
It's more heavily Dominican by Broadway.

Hamilton PL and Amsterdam are maybe 50-50... African American and Dominican.
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Old 08-11-2010, 07:31 PM
 
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140th is pretty quiet during the day, you may hear loud music at night. It is near both City College and two public schools and parks, so you may hear children playing and that sort of thing. Many coops and brownstones, so there is plenty of home ownership. It's a quiet little avenue that most people don't really know about.

There is a lot more action closer to 137th and 143rd-144th Streets though. You will see people hanging out over there, in both Latin and AA groups.
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Old 08-11-2010, 08:42 PM
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140th is pretty quiet during the day, you may hear loud music at night. It is near both City College and two public schools and parks, so you may hear children playing and that sort of thing. Many coops and brownstones, so there is plenty of home ownership. It's a quiet little avenue that most people don't really know about.

There is a lot more action closer to 137th and 143rd-144th Streets though. You will see people hanging out over there, in both Latin and AA groups.
This is an accurate description of how it is today. If anyone hasn't actually been on Hamilton Place in a couple of years, literally, they will say it is a dangerous place. That is how much it has turned around in the last couple of years.
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

it irks me how a few people on these forums are making comments like "If you want to see a real ghetto, go down the stretch of Hamilton Place." I just leased an apartment on Hamilton Place and the realtor and other people assure me its fine. I look on google earth and google maps and it looks like a totally quiet stretch of road with two churches and a playground. Has it changed this significantly since its ghetto days or am I in for a big surprise?
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Old 07-07-2011, 03:22 PM
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Yes it has changed dramatically from the King Heroin, and the Crack Era days. It is quiet, and clean now. Best wishes in your new apartment.
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Old 07-07-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Hey everyone,

it irks me how a few people on these forums are making comments like "If you want to see a real ghetto, go down the stretch of Hamilton Place." I just leased an apartment on Hamilton Place and the realtor and other people assure me its fine. I look on google earth and google maps and it looks like a totally quiet stretch of road with two churches and a playground. Has it changed this significantly since its ghetto days or am I in for a big surprise?
I live around the corner and it's a pretty nice little area. Lots of brownstones give it a nice feel. I'm over on Broadway though, which is a different scene, unfortunately.
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