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Old 07-18-2013, 11:35 PM
 
Location: kansas city
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i was talking to some random mail man who lived in new york back in the day and he said its like the worst place to live. Im visiting down there this october and i wanted to take the train and he said they rob people coming off the train all the time. And he was really exaggerating how violent it was and how unlivable it is. Is this true how bad is it??? i want to take my macbook and ipod on my vacation and feel safe will i be ok???
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Old 07-18-2013, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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i was talking to some random mail man who lived in new york back in the day and he said its like the worst place to live. Im visiting down there this october and i wanted to take the train and he said they rob people coming off the train all the time. And he was really exaggerating how violent it was and how unlivable it is. Is this true how bad is it??? i want to take my macbook and ipod on my vacation and feel safe will i be ok???
Are you planning to visit the worst parts of the city? If you are, then you will not be ok, just like if you were to visit the worst parts of any large city.
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Old 07-19-2013, 12:53 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Are you planning to visit the worst parts of the city? If you are, then you will not be ok, just like if you were to visit the worst parts of any large city.
even the worst parts of NYC today are disneyland compared to what he's describing
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Old 07-19-2013, 03:16 AM
 
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i was talking to some random mail man who lived in new york back in the day and he said its like the worst place to live. Im visiting down there this october and i wanted to take the train and he said they rob people coming off the train all the time. And he was really exaggerating how violent it was and how unlivable it is. Is this true how bad is it??? i want to take my macbook and ipod on my vacation and feel safe will i be ok???
Crime in NYC is only a fraction of Kansas City's one.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:10 AM
 
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NYC is considered one of the safest large cities in the USA. I assume the person you talked lived in NYC prior to the mid-1990s when NYC was a dangerous place.
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Old 07-19-2013, 05:29 AM
 
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Mid 90s...you obviously are too young to remember the violence of the 70s
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Old 07-19-2013, 06:30 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, New York
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Umm, no. Just be aware, don't flash cash, and you'll be fine.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:39 AM
 
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NYC is relatively safe for such a large heterogenous city. Use common sense and you will be fine.

Detroit, chicago, DC are way more violent and have higher per capita murder rates.
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Old 07-19-2013, 09:43 AM
 
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And he was really exaggerating how violent it was and how unlivable it is.
Did you mean to say he was really "emphasizing" instead of exaggerating? Because I believe he was exaggerating more than anything. Callying NYC unlivable is beyond ridiculous.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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It largely depends on which areas and what time of day/night you'll be visiting.

Lived in NYC all my life- as long as you are aware of your surroundings and have some common sense, you'll do fine.

1) Try not to have your phone/ipad out while standing/sitting by the train doors- easy way to get robbed.
2) Don't wear backpacks on crowded subways- you're taking up valuable space and won't be able to tell if someone is opening up the small pocket at the back.
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