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Old 06-16-2013, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Rotterdam
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I'll be visiting New York from late July until mid August (or maybe a bit longer) and there are some issues/questions that are bothering me.
I'll be staying at my friend's place in Olinville (Adee Avenue, across the Parkside projects) and I'm a little worried about the safety issues. From what I read on this board it seems it's a transition neighborhood, with a rather save area in the South (Pelham Parkway) and not-so-comfortable neighborhoods in the North. Are there any particular blocks/streets/subway stations I should avoid? Should I pay more attention to things around me? Should I be more aware at night? How save is the Bronx Park at night? I'm used to jogging at around 10-11PM and the park seems to be a perfect fit for my workout routine.

Any tips/feedback will be more than welcome.

Cheers,

Matthew
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Old 06-16-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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if you use the train, use the Allerton Ave station on the #2 line. Don't use the Burke Ave station and don't go around the area of Burke and White Plains Rd. bad place. the father south of Burke you are, the better

Don't go into Bronx Park when it's totally dark. if you have to, use the park by the biking path off of Allerton Avenue, more crowded with traffic, runners and bikers
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:33 PM
 
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Thanks, sounds like a good advice. How safe is the subway in that part of the Bronx BTW?
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:46 PM
 
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ive used the # 2 up to 11PM from midtown Manhattan up to 238th street and had no issues. however that was last in 2000. however, i do recall any wild types on the train were always exiting the train at Burke or Gun Hill. so if youre taking the train back to The Bronx, don't forget to get off at Allerton and don't go on to Burke or Gun Hill. rough places
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:00 PM
 
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Another question, while walking around the Bronx, should I take this map into account? Is this a good indication of which neighborhoods I should avoid?
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:24 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Thanks, sounds like a good advice. How safe is the subway in that part of the Bronx BTW?
I live in Pelham Parkway,a few stops South on the same train lines and have never had any problems.You see some crazies and creepy looking people sometimes but that's about it.The creepiest ones usually get off ( or on) in The South Bronx.Just don't stare at people or sit there with an iPad or with earphones on.That's a good idea on the subways anywhere in NYC.

If you really want to jog at night it might be better to go South to Pelham Parkway and jog in the parkway esplanade.It is a park really, with pathways running through it and you can jog for miles ,over to Pelham Bay.Always people in there at night in the summer just chilling.Peaceful,non threatening busy area.
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:28 PM
 
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the maps don't load right on my computer and i have little patience for that. but i know which areas are good, OK, ones to avoid, etc so you can ask me
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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yeah the farther east you are from WP RD around Pelham Pkwy the nicer the area is. even Burke and Adee are nicer east of WP Rd tho nowhere nearly as nice as Pelham Pkwy is. really, i think you should stick to Pelham Pkwy as your rec. area as it's safest and most crowded
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:33 PM
 
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if this is the only Bronx area you will be in you don't need to carry a map. it's pretty simple, that areas that are better lie south of Adee Avenue. what is it, Adee, Arnow, Allerton, Mace, Waring Astor, then Pelham Pkwy
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Old 06-17-2013, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Another question, while walking around the Bronx, should I take this map into account? Is this a good indication of which neighborhoods I should avoid?
Don't know what you tried to link because it didn't work for me but just use the Bronx safety map on the first page of the sticky at the top of the forum.It's pretty much the same as rlrl indicates above.

I guess I'm a little braver than rlrl or maybe it's because I live closer but I wouldn't hesitate to use the Burke stop during the day or early evening.

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