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Old 03-22-2011, 11:50 AM
 
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Default how would you compare

8th avenue and W 47th street in Manhattan(my post with the druggies/tranny hooker) compared to the other locations cited if it were 1979? would that location still seem safer because it's in midtown and not in the boros?
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Old 03-22-2011, 12:24 PM
 
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I wonder why a high percentage of these involved black dudes even thought some of the areas have as many whites and hispanics living them. I guess its the racism of bad expectations.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:26 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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Ok, I'm naive. What am I supposed to be scared of? Am I gonna get bashed because I'm white? Or because I'm in the wrong place at the wrong time? I'm not scared of being robbed, I've got nothing worth taking. I'm a tourist and I've read articles where the occasional tourist has been shot, but what are the odds that it will be me? I was thinking that I could come to NYC, go where I want, when I want and be ok so long as I mind my business, pretty much like anywhere else in the world. This has been my attitude everywhere else in the world I've been including LA and San Fran in the early 90's. Am I really just being naive?
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Old 04-26-2011, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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8th avenue and W 47th street in Manhattan(my post with the druggies/tranny hooker) compared to the other locations cited if it were 1979? would that location still seem safer because it's in midtown and not in the boros?
Peak murder rate for Times Square was as bad as anywhere in the city. So yes, murder wise, it was among the very worst. I assume robberies where even more high.
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:13 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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@ bigdaz it depends on where you go sight-seeing... NYC is a big place and probably 95% of this big city would be okay for you to visit at reasonable hours... The thing with this thread is that it is specifically geared towards scary stories in NYC... I'm sure if someone were to post scariest moments in LA there would be a ton as well...

To be honest, from what you can see hear, unless you're not visiting the absolute worst NYC has to offer you'll be okay to visit as a tourist... the scary stories of tourists getting mugged or worse are few and far between...
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Old 04-26-2011, 03:51 PM
 
Location: North Carolina; former New York Stater
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A couple months ago -- an empty subway station. We were halfway back to Manhattan from a Chinese buffet restaurant in Flushing, NY, where I ate and then became ill. I told my daughter I really needed a restroom and needed to stop at the next station. We did, and it was the scariest place I've ever been. Empty, dark, and decrepit. It would have made a great movie set for a horror film.

We started to leave the station to find a restroom anywhere, and that was even scarier. I insisted we return to the station and wait for the next train. I was never more scared -- and uncomfortable.

I felt perfectly comfortable everywhere else -- in Manhattan.

OH! And the second scariest time during that trip was taking an unregistered taxi that originated in Chinatown (and came to my daughter's apartment upon her request) to bring me from lower Manhattan to JFK at 4 am in HALF AN HOUR, going, at times, 85 mph, no exaggeration. I thought I was gonna die. It cost me $5 less than a registered taxi.

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:48 AM
 
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No where. Walk with awareness and confidence. Use common sense. Be alert, but stay calm. No reason to be nervous anywhere unless things are clearly about to pop off. Even in "bad" neighborhoods, you'll be good (barring bad luck...but that can happen literally anywhere) if you know whats up.
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Old 05-02-2011, 01:32 AM
 
Location: Sydney
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No where. Walk with awareness and confidence. Use common sense. Be alert, but stay calm. No reason to be nervous anywhere unless things are clearly about to pop off. Even in "bad" neighborhoods, you'll be good (barring bad luck...but that can happen literally anywhere) if you know whats up.

Call it selective reading but that's exectly what I wanted to read! It was what I'd planned for my visit to NYC.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:39 AM
 
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Call it selective reading but that's exectly what I wanted to read! It was what I'd planned for my visit to NYC.
It's the caution you should exercise anywhere you happen to be. It kind of peeves me when people bring up being scared to walk through certain neighborhoods...or ask if a neighborhood is "good" or "bad". Just me though.
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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The good parts of SI
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