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Old 03-04-2012, 07:00 PM
 
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Default NYC Safety Maps

I spent a few hours this weekend working on some safety maps for the 5 boroughs.

Queens: Queens Safety Map - Google Maps

Manhattan: Manhattan Safety Map - Google Maps

Brooklyn: Brooklyn Safety Map - Google Maps

Bronx: Bronx Safety Map - Google Maps

Staten Island: Staten Island Safety Map - Google Maps

Red means that the area should be avoided, and if you must go in there, you should use caution.

Orange means that a suburbanite would probably be scared of the area, but somebody with a reasonable amount of street-smarts should be fine (no offense to anybody, but a decent number of people on the LI forums would fall into that category). You may see people hanging out, but that would be more of a nusiance than a threat (now, if you're regularly seeing gang members hanging out on the street, then it would be a red zone). You may want to use a little extra caution at night, but you should still be fine (i.e. Maybe you'll want to take a cab home rather than the subway)

Yellow means that the area should be fine to anybody, but you may still see occasional incidents. You just need basic street smarts (don't go out drunk waving the money and expensive gadgets) and you should be fine.

This isn't absolute, and it's open to debate. SeventhFloor proofread it for me, and we had some disagreements over whether some areas should be shaded in or not, and to what degree, so I figured I'd mention it, and if enough people agreed on it, I'd shade it in (or take out shading).

Obviously, these things are subjective and one should always check out an area before moving in. Also, this is how safe some areas are now, so any "up-and-coming" areas that are still relatively dangerous are shaded in red. Also keep in mind that a red zone can is everything over a certain threshold of crime, ranging from some parts of the North Shore of SI to Brownsville and East NY so keep that in mind.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:06 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Pretty good job on the variations around The Bronx but I do spend a fair amount of time in the Red zones(actually I work in a red zone) and I don't necessarily feel they should be completely avoided.
While there are some blocks and areas in the red zones I definitely avoid ,there are many areas in the red zones I feel very comfortable in,during the daytime at least.
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:14 PM
 
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Housing projects in Fort Greene Brooklyn should be at least yellow.
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Old 03-04-2012, 09:30 PM
 
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Pretty good job on the variations around The Bronx but I do spend a fair amount of time in the Red zones(actually I work in a red zone) and I don't necessarily feel they should be completely avoided.
While there are some blocks and areas in the red zones I definitely avoid ,there are many areas in the red zones I feel very comfortable in,during the daytime at least.
But would you still say that they should be red zones, or that they should be downgraded to orange?

And that's the thing too: That there are some red zones where I've felt comfortable during the day, but I was thinking "This is an area I should definitely avoid at night", so I put it as a red zone, especially since it bordered some areas where I did feel uncomfortable.

I don't know how to really phrase that then. I guess it should just be "avoid at night, and use caution during the day".

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Housing projects in Fort Greene Brooklyn should be at least yellow.
I didn't realize I left them out. I changed them to red, until people tell me otherwise (I don't know if they're as bad as the ones north of the BQE, since they're less isolated)
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:03 PM
 
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You shaded the area around Marcy projects in orange and the area around Stuyvesant Heights in red?
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:08 PM
 
Location: Glendale, NY
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Why is South Jamaica yellow? That whole area should be orange.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:09 PM
 
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@OP,

Foley Square and a bunch of court houses are yellow, a BIG ?

Ray Kelly will call you Monday morning after he sees NYPD HQ marked as yellow.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:21 PM
 
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Why is South Jamaica yellow? That whole area should be orange.
That part of South Jamaica isnt that bad.....north of Linden Blvd is when u really have to kinda watch out.
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Old 03-04-2012, 10:34 PM
 
Location: London, NYC, DC
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Is the area of Chelsea directly above the Meatpacking District honestly deserving of a yellow? It's perfectly safe.
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Old 03-04-2012, 11:03 PM
 
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Is the area of Chelsea directly above the Meatpacking District honestly deserving of a yellow? It's perfectly safe.
Its NYCHA. Review the interpretation of yellow on the map and then it will make sense.
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