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Old 01-28-2012, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Perth, WA Australia
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Hello

My wife and I international students studying in Portland, Oregon
My wife and I found accept admission to continue our masters degree in Brooklyn College and we are considering moving there in August 2012

We wish you to consult the safety in Brooklyn? Do you think it's good and safe to go and live there for four years to study? Or look for another university more safety in other state.

Please remember that we are from Middle East NOT American citizen
We have a car and we can pay rent around 1200$ per month.
Your opinion is very important to us

Thank you for your time
Mutab
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Old 01-28-2012, 02:05 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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Everything you see on tv and in the movies is true about Brooklyn.

Actually not far from Brooklyn College on Coney Island ave is a sizeable Middle Eastern and Bengali neighborhood and apartments are relatively cheap.
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Old 01-28-2012, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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DO NOT TRY EAST NEW YORK. Generally, look to live in areas that are west of the college and you will find many nice apartments in your price range in safe areas. Look at Bensonhurst or Bay Ridge. Both are easy commutes to the college and great areas.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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DO NOT TRY EAST NEW YORK. Generally, look to live in areas that are west of the college and you will find many nice apartments in your price range in safe areas. Look at Bensonhurst or Bay Ridge. Both are easy commutes to the college and great areas.
I agree with Taxi guy. West of that are nice. Bay ridge is great for restaurants and nightlife esp.
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Old 01-29-2012, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Red Hook Brooklyn-winter Derby Line Vermont-summer
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Agree with staying away from East New York.The area around Atlantic Ave near the Brooklyn Bridge is very Middle Eastern. Good luck.

Last edited by nyctovt; 01-29-2012 at 01:40 PM.. Reason: Spelling correction.
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Old 01-29-2012, 02:59 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Try to find an apt in a private house in Midwood or Ditmas Park. You could walk to school.
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Old 01-29-2012, 03:11 PM
 
Location: Bed-stuy/Clinton Hill
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Bay Ridge also has a large Middle Eastern community as well.
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Old 01-30-2012, 03:59 AM
 
Location: Perth, WA Australia
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Thank you all
It seems that we will not go there because of the security situation
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Old 01-30-2012, 04:30 AM
 
Location: Helsinki, Finland
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Brooklyn is going to be a whole lot different from Portland, but don't let it steer you away from studying at Brooklyn College. As for security issues nobody can promise that nothing ain't gonna happen to you or your girfriend. You can chocke on a ham sandwich home in Oregon like that Mama Cass in Frisco.
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Old 01-30-2012, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Thank you all
It seems that we will not go there because of the security situation
Outside of East New York and Brownsville, Brooklyn, on average, is just as safe as Portland, Oregon actually.
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