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Old 07-17-2013, 11:00 PM
 
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Hello newyorker

I plan to stay in manhattan in October
I should i-House at 500 Riverside Drive New York.
I not sure this place is safe or not? Somebody told me this is Harlem area and pretty dangerous.
and What about safety in nighttime ? and the safety of near subway station in 125 St ?

or I need to find new dorm in Upper east side

Anyone could recommend me?
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Old 07-17-2013, 11:35 PM
 
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It's fine, and not really Harlem. Don't walk around at night with headphones in your ears or anything like that, but no need to be afraid.
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Old 07-18-2013, 07:22 AM
 
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You're near Columbia University. It's pretty safe and becoming safer thanks to CU taking over the neighborhood. After 11pm you should be extra careful, but I would say that about anywhere.
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Old 07-18-2013, 08:44 AM
 
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The Columbia area is double protected because you've got the city police plus Columbia's private security force. So don't be afraid. It's a fine neighborhood. It's also not Harlem, but a neighborhood called Morningside Heights. To fiind Harlem, walk east and and look below Morningside Park. That's Harlem.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:31 PM
 
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Thank you everyone

and What about 92Y street cross Lexington Upper East side?

I choose between this two location

Have you any suggestion about pro and con this two location?
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Old 07-23-2013, 07:57 AM
 
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It's also not Harlem, but a neighborhood called Morningside Heights. To fiind Harlem, walk east and and look below Morningside Park. That's Harlem.
Morningside Heights is a neighborhood inside of Harlem, but if you're out walking around, I'd say it feels much more like the Upper West Side than what people think of when they traditionally think of Harlem.

Where will you be going to school? These two locations (Morningside Heights and the UES) are not very easy to get to via public transit, at least not quickly.
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Old 07-23-2013, 09:01 AM
 
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Basically, I need to go to the school in the Midtown but I not sure where the place suitable for me
I think I probably finished the school around 8-9 pm in weekday
I need to find the safe place for me
At that time should I to stay in Midtown and walk around the main street to come back the apartment somewhere in Midtown
or get the subway to upper East side ,Morning height or Upper west side?
I am first time in the city
Any suggestion, please
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Old 07-24-2013, 01:59 PM
 
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Not bad at all. Neighborhood is really changing for the better since Columbia and purchased so much land up there. Very diversified now. You will be fine. Nightlife is popping as well now on the 12th Ave strip. You have Body Lounge, Hudson River Café, Dinasours.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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I-House is served at night by the Columbia U shuttle, a bus that goes around the campus and the surrounding area. Plus, there are many CU students living there -- surely you will find people to walk with to/from school. But in the evenings and night the area can be isolating. You will get good use of the shuttle bus.
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Old 07-24-2013, 03:54 PM
 
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Sorry Charles, I just noticed you're commuting to midtown.
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