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Old 07-21-2013, 07:39 PM
 
Location: NYC
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How is Washington heights and morningside heights in general?

I have a friend in Washington heights and he said it wasn't bad but I realize some areas are better or worse than others in neighborhoods.

Also, I believe morningside and Washington heights are areas within Harlem correct?
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:08 PM
 
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Also, I believe morningside and Washington heights are areas within Harlem correct?
Harlem is most often defined as starting at 110th street on the West side, which does make Morningside Heights a part of Harlem, although many would say it resembles the UWS more than traditional Harlem.

Washington Heights is it's own separate neighborhood, starting at 155th street.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:20 PM
 
Location: Ubique
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Morningside Heights, west of Morningside Drive, North of 110th St, and South of 125th St -- this is Columbia U. Very good area but practically you may only be able to get a sublet, because if not all, most apartments there are leased from Columbia U's Real Estate office to students.

If you do find an apartment there, make sure you don't park overnight on those boundary streets, or budget for monthly break-ins.

You would be surprised if I told you that Upper East Side is probably the most affordable good area.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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> Could you please tell me what the names of the areas are red and orange in this Manahatan map?


Red areas:
- The topmost red area = Central Harlem (though not all of it) - Central Harlem also includes the orange area around the red area. There might be a more fine definition of the Central Harlem subareas I am not aware of
- The red area south and east of Central Harlem = Spanish Harlem - no good to live but not close to as bad as areas of Bronx and Brooklyn like Brownsville.
- Orange area at the top of Manhattan- Washington Heights - the bad part east of Broadway- I've never been there except travelling through so I wouldn't know how bad it is but my impression is it's more about noise than danger.
- Orange area in lower Manhattan- Lower East Side near the rivers/projects as I stated before.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:29 PM
 
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Don't just ask about safety, ask about quality of life. Many parts of Harlem are safe but you could go crazy with the Dominican music playing at full blast all night. Your wallet may not get pick pocketed but your shoes will be ruined as they think opening the fire hydrant caps is a perfectly acceptable form of entertainment. Cab drivers would see me, well dressed and polished, pull up to my old West Harlem residence. There would be no place to cross without water up to the ankles, full blast. They would always ask me why I live around such crap. I didn't stay there long and I resent the Dominican people to this day, even though I was never robbed or assaulted. I told them all to f@ck off the day I left.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:31 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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The areas in the western part of Harlem (above Central Park and hugging the Hudson River) have renamed themselves trying to separate from the name of Harlem - Morningside Heights, Manhattan Valley, Manhattanville, Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill - and they are legitimately safer than Central or East/Spanish Harlem.

But I think most would agree than most of Harlem (the broad definition of Harlem as anything above 110 St/Central park North) isn't too dangerous anymore.
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