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Old 03-16-2011, 08:32 AM
 
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Default Is 100th and 1st Avenue Safe?

Hello. I am a 24 year old female looking at an apartment on 100th st and 1st avenue next week. Is this area safe?

Thanks!
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:53 AM
 
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Not much to worry.
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Old 03-16-2011, 11:38 AM
 
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Could you explain a bit more? What is your opinion of the area? As much information as you could give me would be great! Thanks so much!
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:27 AM
 
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Default it's only

4 blocks from 96th street which is technically the border of E Harlem and the Upper E Side, and the area has gentrified within the past 30 decades

when i was a teen in the late 70's i took a Liberty lines bus that was going north along Madison Avenue. I remember just after 96th street the area really went downhill, but it's no longer like that today. if it were in 1978 that you were inquiring, i would have said don't move to 100th and 1st

today 100th street and 1st may not look like 91st and 1st or 81st and 1st, and it's probably older looking and less stately in appearance than the areas further south, but today I can't picture it being a place with a lot of violence and robberies. it may not be a first choice for those who want to live on the UES, but i don't think it's the worst area either
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:29 AM
 
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Default i'm sorry

i didn't mean past 30 decades, that would take us back to the year 1711!!
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Old 03-17-2011, 07:35 AM
 
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
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The area has gotten better but it still has its problems. shootings assulats, and robberies still happen in this area. But it gets worse the futher north you go into East Harlem, your area is closer to east harlem, but in the heart of it. But be street smart, act like you know what your doing, don't show any seen of fear and you should be just fine, and caring mace is helpfully.
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Old 03-17-2011, 01:00 PM
 
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Could you explain a bit more? What is your opinion of the area? As much information as you could give me would be great! Thanks so much!
I don't want to spoon feed you. Tomorrow is Friday and a very nice day. Come here at around 6:00PM and see for yourself. tour the area of 1st, 2nd ave, and 96th to 101th st. See how you feel. After that, if you have any specific questions, post here. Are you looking at those walk-ups at SW corner of 100th & 1st?
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Old 03-19-2011, 02:31 AM
 
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I used to live at 101st & 1st -- probably in the same big apartment complex you're looking at. One night, while walking just around the corner to get a Diet Coke, a man came up from behind and poked me in the side saying he had a gun, and asked me to hand over all my money. A surge of adrenaline allowed me to elbow him and run to my apartment (since it was just a few steps away to the security guards at the complex), but it was the most frightened I have ever been. I moved less than a month after that.

Obviously that doesn't happen to everyone, but it does happen.
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Old 03-20-2011, 01:30 PM
 
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I don't want to spoon feed you. Tomorrow is Friday and a very nice day. Come here at around 6:00PM and see for yourself. tour the area of 1st, 2nd ave, and 96th to 101th st. See how you feel. After that, if you have any specific questions, post here. Are you looking at those walk-ups at SW corner of 100th & 1st?
Thanks for the suggestion! I did exactly that. On Friday, my boyfriend and I walked from the 96th and Lex stop to the 100th and 1st Ave. It felt pretty safe to me, especially since it's just a few blocks from all the restaurants and bars on 96th. I am looking an an apartment at the Aspen on 100th and 1st, it's an elevator building. The building also offers shuttle service to and from the 96th and Lex subway stop. I liked it and seems like a great value.
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Old 03-20-2011, 02:24 PM
 
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Thanks for the suggestion! I did exactly that. On Friday, my boyfriend and I walked from the 96th and Lex stop to the 100th and 1st Ave. It felt pretty safe to me, especially since it's just a few blocks from all the restaurants and bars on 96th. I am looking an an apartment at the Aspen on 100th and 1st, it's an elevator building. The building also offers shuttle service to and from the 96th and Lex subway stop. I liked it and seems like a great value.
I think you'll be fine, just don't go wandering around the East River Houses at night and you'll be ok.
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