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Old 02-08-2012, 06:28 PM
 
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I live in Inwood west of broadway for a few years now and I'll be honest with you it's a pretty cool area. The east side of broadway is sketchy, I wouldn't live there. Look into places west of broadway. I too am from a rough part in Brooklyn and even spent some time living in the South Bronx and believe me out of all those places I prefer this little pocket of an area. Look into places on Seaman Ave, Payson, Riverside Drive, Park Terrace....get as far as west as you can.
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Old 02-08-2012, 06:46 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia,New Jersey, NYC!
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not UES

i recommend the west
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Old 02-10-2012, 12:44 AM
 
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why not UES? That's hardly an area to avoid. Now, are there personal preferences for one neighborhood for one over another perhaps. But by his criteria of safety, there is nothing wrong with UES.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:19 PM
 
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It all depends on what your looking for and what kind of money your looking to spend on a place. I prefer the west side of manhattan because its seems cleaner an more accessible to the places I need to go. If you do more things on the east side, then the east side might be best for you.
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Old 10-13-2017, 04:59 PM
 
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If you're really from New York you know that you can catch it ANYWHERE.
Uptown, Midtown, Downtown, Cross town, tottenville...

Dont live in Midtown, because numerically speaking, you are the most likely to become a victim of violent crime there. Not Harlem/Central/East/West, Not Washington Heights, not Avenue D but MIDTOWN
I don't think that's exactly right. The numbers are skewed because they are based on the average amount of crime per resident. But those areas are full of tourists. So when a tourist has their bag stolen or whatever, it will count as one crime. But that tourist isn't added to their population. Hence why tourist areas always top the list of the "most dangerous areas". It's almost always false.

If there's anywhere I wanted to be in NYC at 3am on a Tuesday without the slightest bit of concern, it'd probably take Midtown. Especially Times Square (which coincidentally, is ranked as the most dangerous neighborhood in all of New York City).
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Eric Forman's basement
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If you're a past NYC resident, you are familiar with the city. Which areas are you considering, and what is your budget?
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:00 PM
 
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chelsea, tribeca, soho, all terrible areas. very dangerous............LOL! go live in chinatown. wonderful place.
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Old 10-14-2017, 10:24 AM
 
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I don't think that's exactly right. The numbers are skewed because they are based on the average amount of crime per resident. But those areas are full of tourists. So when a tourist has their bag stolen or whatever, it will count as one crime. But that tourist isn't added to their population. Hence why tourist areas always top the list of the "most dangerous areas". It's almost always false.

If there's anywhere I wanted to be in NYC at 3am on a Tuesday without the slightest bit of concern, it'd probably take Midtown. Especially Times Square (which coincidentally, is ranked as the most dangerous neighborhood in all of New York City).
Everyone knows damn well that Midtown isn't as dangeeohs as East New York!

You're right, the numbers are skewes because it's an extremely transient area.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:48 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Uhh, this thread is from 2012. A LOT has changed over even the past five years.
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Old 10-14-2017, 12:56 PM
 
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Everyone knows damn well that Midtown isn't as dangeeohs as East New York!

You're right, the numbers are skewes because it's an extremely transient area.
Ignore those typos! I was half asleep
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