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Old 09-13-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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My boyfriend is looking into moving into an apartment on Wyckoff Ave near the Dekalb Ave/L train subway stop. I've read a lot about the area, and have heard that some parts of Buskwick are okay, while others can be incredibly dangerous. I'm very concerned about our safety, especially because he works a lot at night and would often be coming home at 2 or 3 in the morning.

The plus side: his building is nice and he's literally steps away from the subway. But with everything I've heard about the area and gangs riding the L train at night, I'm still very concerned.

So my two questions:

1. How safe is this particular part of Bushwick for a white couple (and a petite white young woman)?

2. How safe is the L train at night?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:28 PM
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The area by the Dekalb and Wyckoff is fine. In fact, it's arguably the "safest" part of Bushwick. The deeper you go into the neighborhood(past Wyckoff going into Knickerbocker, Wilson, etc.) you'll see the ambience change. Trust me, you're not the only white couple in that area. It's the norm, not the exception. No idea on how the L train is at night, though.
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Old 09-13-2010, 12:46 PM
 
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You should not have any problems in that part of Bushwick. Just keep your wits about you and know your surroundings. Remember that you're not in the suburbs anymore.
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Old 09-13-2010, 02:52 PM
 
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The L is fine at all times of day. I'm a young white female too, and have never felt uncomfortable in that area, with or without my boyfriend.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:02 PM
 
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I would think you would be fine as this seems to be common thing this day in age ( there I go "whites" moving into predominantly minority neighborhoods). If something where to happen like a robbery/assault I would think it was more of a random act not because you were a petite "white" woman but because you were in the wrong place/wrong time.

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Old 09-13-2010, 03:22 PM
 
Location: Copiague, NY
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If you are considering giving your boyfriend a housewarming present, why not give him the gifts
of love, the kind of practical things that he'll mostly likely need in making his way around the neighborhood?
Get him a semi automatic handgun, night-vision glasses, an air horn, a pit bull, bullet-proof vest,
pepper spray or mace, a taser and a new pair of quality running shoes.
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Old 09-13-2010, 04:08 PM
 
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If you are considering giving your boyfriend a housewarming present, why not give him the gifts
of love, the kind of practical things that he'll mostly likely need in making his way around the neighborhood?
Get him a semi automatic handgun, night-vision glasses, an air horn, a pit bull, bullet-proof vest,
pepper spray or mace, a taser and a new pair of quality running shoes.

That was funny Eddie! The length white people have to go through in order to keep safe in the "hood". No one sees anything wrong with that but mention the word GENTRIFICATION and watch it stir up some feelings from people in the hood. Liberals I tell ya...they're the worst! LOL
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Old 09-13-2010, 05:37 PM
 
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That was funny Eddie! The length white people have to go through in order to keep safe in the "hood". No one sees anything wrong with that but mention the word GENTRIFICATION and watch it stir up some feelings from people in the hood. Liberals I tell ya...they're the worst! LOL
Those people need to migrate west to cesspools like LA, they hold our city back.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:05 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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My boyfriend is looking into moving into an apartment on Wyckoff Ave near the Dekalb Ave/L train subway stop. I've read a lot about the area, and have heard that some parts of Buskwick are okay, while others can be incredibly dangerous. I'm very concerned about our safety, especially because he works a lot at night and would often be coming home at 2 or 3 in the morning.

The plus side: his building is nice and he's literally steps away from the subway. But with everything I've heard about the area and gangs riding the L train at night, I'm still very concerned.

So my two questions:

1. How safe is this particular part of Bushwick for a white couple (and a petite white young woman)?

2. How safe is the L train at night?

Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
I grew up in Bushwick, typically the area sucks. But as Ive learned, if u ask enough people on City Data, they'll tell u about the safe parts of Iraq also. Put it like this, I wouldnt move back to Bushwick for free.
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Old 09-13-2010, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Bushwick is pretty much a dump.
It's also one of the highest crime areas in the whole city.
I don't understand why people want to move there from elsewhere, when there are a lot nicer neighborhoods in the city with cheaper rents.
Is it really just "being close" to Williamsburg and thinking it's going to rub off somehow ?
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