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Old 01-16-2013, 07:28 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Old 01-16-2013, 07:34 AM
 
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:52 AM
 
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i don't have a problem with the Hudson Heights designation. One might answer the question differently if asked, "Buy apartment in Washington Heights" or "Hudson Heights" and the latter is more specific. I'd answer the first with "WHERE in Washington Heights?"
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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i don't have a problem with the Hudson Heights designation. One might answer the question differently if asked, "Buy apartment in Washington Heights" or "Hudson Heights" and the latter is more specific. I'd answer the first with "WHERE in Washington Heights?"
Yeah, 173rd is not Hudson Heights, either way. There's a pretty clear divide at 181st St because of the steep hill and the steps that replace Pinehurst Ave for part of a block. Also, if the neighborhoods are separated because they feel different/have different demographics, the white non-Hispanic residents all live north of 181st St.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:04 AM
 
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Well just pull up the Rape and Murder Statistics in the Washington Heights/Hudson Heights area. Look at the amount of Sexual Assaults and crime in the Area. The real estate agents will attempt to hide this from you. Go to NYC gov and find the precint statistics its all public information. Also go to newspaper archives and look for Teacher raped in Washington Heights and Juliard student found dead in the Park. If these things are ok and you are willing to risk it then move to Hudson/Washington Heights. Also when you walk around Fort tryon park keep you eyes on those little bags that were full of Crack at one time. The real estate agents wont show you these.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:26 AM
 
Location: In the heights
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Some other names for the area or parts of that area used in the past: Fort Washington, Fort Tryon, Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson. Changing the names of neighborhoods isn't an uncommon thing at all.

Hudson Heights or whatever you want to call it is great. The greater area of Washington Heights overall is one of my favorite in the city. For Washington Heights overall minus Hudson Heights, just try to find out if your immediate neighbors are particularly loud if that bothers you much.
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Old 01-17-2013, 09:28 AM
 
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Well just pull up the Rape and Murder Statistics in the Washington Heights/Hudson Heights area. Look at the amount of Sexual Assaults and crime in the Area. The real estate agents will attempt to hide this from you. Go to NYC gov and find the precint statistics its all public information. Also go to newspaper archives and look for Teacher raped in Washington Heights and Juliard student found dead in the Park. If these things are ok and you are willing to risk it then move to Hudson/Washington Heights. Also when you walk around Fort tryon park keep you eyes on those little bags that were full of Crack at one time. The real estate agents wont show you these.
This is pure nonsense. Disregard.
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Old 01-18-2013, 09:09 AM
 
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This is pure nonsense. Disregard.
I agree I just pulled up the areas west of Broadway and crime was extremely low.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:01 AM
 
Location: New York NY
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I suspect NativeNYorker is hyping the crime stats to keep a modestly priced and mellow neighborhood from being overrun with newcomers, turning trendy, and undergoinng sharp rent hikes.

Either that or he's just plain ignorant.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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Not to mention the incident with the Juliard student occurred in Inwood in 2004. Oh, and there is a prime suspect, now in South Africa, and from what I have read about the case, it sounds less like a random event, and more like a stalking turned bad.

Fort Tryon Park has been made more accessible in recent years, and crack is not a problem there, but invasive vegetation was a huge problem that has been cleared. There's also a very nice restaurant in the park called New Leaf. There are also many more people in the park since it was made more accessible, and it's not exactly a dangerous place, though as with any park, including Central Park, you have to use your head and not get lost in your surroundings as that can make one vulnerable.
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