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Old 10-14-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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How safe is East Harlem, specifically the area around the 110 Street subway station? I'm considering an apartment on Fifth Avenue and will need to use the trains.
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Old 10-14-2011, 07:28 PM
 
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Not a good area.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:37 PM
 
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Oh, come on! Really? You make it out to be another rough ghetto neighborhood. It's actually very safe in that section of Harlem. For perspective, just think about the spree of attempted rapes occurring in Park Slope/Sunset Park (supposed safe neighborhoods). The only real negative around there is that you've got alot of apathetic youth hanging out there, but they don't start trouble with anyone. You'll find apathetic kids everywhere, even in Chelsea.

I'll admit that east of Park Ave gets sketchy, but walking through there isn't dangerous if you're minding your own business. If you're actually looking live around Madison, 5th, or Lenox you've got nothing to worry about. Common advice is to take time to go see the area for yourself. I actually think it's a great area; safe, but not bland like some other areas.
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Old 10-15-2011, 02:04 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Oh, come on! Really? You make it out to be another rough ghetto neighborhood. It's actually very safe in that section of Harlem. For perspective, just think about the spree of attempted rapes occurring in Park Slope/Sunset Park (supposed safe neighborhoods). The only real negative around there is that you've got alot of apathetic youth hanging out there, but they don't start trouble with anyone. You'll find apathetic kids everywhere, even in Chelsea.

I'll admit that east of Park Ave gets sketchy, but walking through there isn't dangerous if you're minding your own business. If you're actually looking live around Madison, 5th, or Lenox you've got nothing to worry about. Common advice is to take time to go see the area for yourself. I actually think it's a great area; safe, but not bland like some other areas.
Rape attacks in Park Slope/Windsor Terrace are very rare, hence why the news is so big. People getting robbed, or shot at in East Harlem is very common, it has one of the highest crimes rates in the whole city, and the highest in Manhattan.

You're right though in the fact that section of Harlem is one of the better ones.
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Old 10-17-2011, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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How safe is East Harlem, specifically the area around the 110 Street subway station? I'm considering an apartment on Fifth Avenue and will need to use the trains.
Fifth Avenue is fine, although from 110 Street, a better choice for the subway would be the station at Lenox Avenue (2,3) one block west, rather than the 6 train at Lexington Avenue.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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An okay neighborhood, getting better every day. Being on the Park is a delight and that African Museum/luxury housing complex is sharp and ready to open. I'd live there without a qualm. Going East though is dicier.

For supreme safety if not speed take a Fifth Avenue bus downtown. (M1,M2,M3, M4, M5...they run more often than anywhere else in town.)

With unlimited Metrocard, perhaps a bus down to 96th and then a crosstown connection on the M96 East or West to your desired subway.

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