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Old 01-26-2012, 09:51 AM
 
Location: NYC
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What are the geographic boundaries of Sunset Park? How is it in general (cost, transportation alternatives, amenities like good supermarkets, restaurants, etc.? Never hear much about it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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Sunset park is sketchy, so I would really consider that decision.
Have you thought about bay ridge ? it's a little more south of sunset park but it's much nicer and safer.
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Old 01-26-2012, 11:31 AM
 
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If you EVER have to ask a question about how safe a neighborhood is, then it is probably too dangerous for you to even begin with.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:03 PM
 
Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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We are looking at a place on 47th between 5th and 6th. I am a student with evening classes so I will be coming home late regularly. We really like the area, but we just want to be aware of issues or areas that are problematic.

I live in Sunset Park, and I can tell you that area is fine... I actually think 47th between 5th and 6th is one of the prettiest/nicest/most aesthetically pleasing blocks this neighborhood has to offer.

The neighborhood has some problems, (see the homocide that happened on 5th avenue two days ago at 7:00 pm) but for the most part it's fine. Most crime seems to be Mexican on Mexican, and then the Puerto Ricans occasionally robbing. Just stay off of 5th avenue at like 2-3 am and you should be good. I've lived here 20 years and I've never been robbed. We got chased out of the actual park itself once by gang members, but I doubt you'll be walking through the park late at night.

Ganging up to root out crime in Sunset Park - NY Daily News - Article is about two years old but it focuses on the main problem... the Mexican on Mexican violence.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:10 PM
 
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I just moved to Brooklyn for work, and ended up in Bay Ridge. Sunset Park has some area's near the Freeway that look pretty foreboding but I spent a lot f time there looking for apartments and it seemed fine. All I saw were families and the commercial areas along 4th avenue were nice. I ended up in Bay Ridge (north part, close to Sunset boarder though the freeway makes for a very clear boarder) and I love it. Sunset Park seemed cool to me though. Predominantly Latino and Chinese, very friendly on the streets. Statistically Sunset Park wasn't much worse that Bay Ridge in 2011.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: BX
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I just moved to Brooklyn for work, and ended up in Bay Ridge. Sunset Park has some area's near the Freeway that look pretty foreboding but I spent a lot f time there looking for apartments and it seemed fine. All I saw were families and the commercial areas along 4th avenue were nice. I ended up in Bay Ridge (north part, close to Sunset boarder though the freeway makes for a very clear boarder) and I love it. Sunset Park seemed cool to me though. Predominantly Latino and Chinese, very friendly on the streets. Statistically Sunset Park wasn't much worse that Bay Ridge in 2011.

That word doesnt exist in ny surfer dude.
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:42 PM
 
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That word doesnt exist in ny surfer dude.


Not to sound crotchety or anything....
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Old 01-26-2012, 12:56 PM
 
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If you EVER have to ask a question about how safe a neighborhood is, then it is probably too dangerous for you to even begin with.
Disagree. In NYC there is too much fluctuation even within neighborhoods for this to not be a valid question. If I wanted to move to Queens, I know NOTHING about the different areas within Queens to determine safety. Is Flushing "safe"? I don't know since I've never been there and don't know anyone that lives there. The only things I know about Queens are 1) the beer garden in Astoria and 2) how to get to the Airports. Everything else comes from what I've seen in the movie Coming to America. This is why many people have misconceptions about so many neighborhoods or whole boroughs (i.e. The Bronx); they've never been there, don't know anyone living there, and all other knowledge comes form the media.

Also, areas change constantly in NYC. Even take a place like Park Slope. 30 years ago it was a very different place than it is now. Ft Green of the 80s and 90s, complete 180 from what it is now. Someone that would have been familiar with NYC in the 70s would have no idea of the type of neighborhoods these areas have evolved into today.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:06 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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I think it is just as safe as any neighborhood. Above 5th Ave is nicer. 5th has all the stores. 4th has the subway.The Brownstones on the streets are all kept nice. I wouldn't feel unsafe at all.
I work in Sunset park, below 3rd Ave and walk up to 4th for lunch everyday in the 40's, never had a problem and it is a busy area lots and lots of people.

I like it.
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Old 01-26-2012, 01:10 PM
 
Location: BX
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Not to sound crotchety or anything....

I have no idea what language u speak.
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