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Old 12-30-2013, 12:43 PM
 
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Hi, just check how is neighborhood in 110th st and Columbus & Manhattan ave? the apt will face to morning side park and one block away from the end of central park. Is it still a safe neighborhood or even at night? what are the typical people live there, students from Columbia Univ? how big growing potential there?

I heard people mentioned that area in lower than 95th st of upper west and and area in higher than 95th st has big difference.

Thanks a lot
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Old 12-30-2013, 01:36 PM
 
Location: Harlem
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its nice. its technically Harlem, but since Central Park and Towers on the Park have always been there, its considered Upper West Side/Morningside Heights. Its safe.. as safe as anywhere else in the city, just use your discretion. There are Columbia students, a lot of older residents who have been in their apartments for 30+ years, but also young professionals too. The B & C train are right there at 110th & Central Park West. The 2 & 3 train is further down on 110th & Lenox. The 1 train is a walk up the hill on 110th & Broadway. Its a great location.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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BellaLove, Thanks for the info. actually the building I am mentioned is the new one on that street. I am thinking to buy one small apt there as investment property and also for my future residence since the price is a little bit affordable than other parts in the city. so growing potential is also very important for me.

However, I saw the new york city safety map on top of this forums, seems the street larger than 110th st and after the end of central park is all orange and yellow color which are one block way, it is all orange and yellow color.
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Old 12-30-2013, 02:25 PM
 
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I used to rent around there, when I was in grad school at Columbia.

It was safe and decent 15 years ago. I'm sure it's even more gentrified now. Lots of good ethnic restaurants on Columbus and Amsterdam.
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Old 12-30-2013, 03:42 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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its nice. its technically Harlem, but since Central Park and Towers on the Park have always been there, its considered Upper West Side/Morningside Heights.
It's not technically Harlem - not sure what that means.
Rather, it is literally the top of Manhattan Valley, which is part of the UWS.
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Old 12-30-2013, 05:18 PM
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You are at the point where Harlem, UWS, and Morningside Heights converge. If you are a person that loves parks you will love it over there. You have Riverside Park up the hill. Morningside Park cross the street, and Central Park across the street in the other direction.
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Harlem
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It's not technically Harlem - not sure what that means.
Rather, it is literally the top of Manhattan Valley, which is part of the UWS.

its technically Harlem, means i'm from Harlem and as a Harlem native we consider it Harlem. If i was at my friend's house on 110th & Manhattan & someone asked me where I was, I'd say "i'm in Harlem" not "i'm in Manhattan Valley" thanks
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Old 12-31-2013, 07:58 AM
 
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BellaLove, Thanks for the info. actually the building I am mentioned is the new one on that street. I am thinking to buy one small apt there as investment property and also for my future residence since the price is a little bit affordable than other parts in the city. so growing potential is also very important for me.

However, I saw the new york city safety map on top of this forums, seems the street larger than 110th st and after the end of central park is all orange and yellow color which are one block way, it is all orange and yellow color.
the area has always been very nice on the Morningside avenue side, and south of 110th on the CPW side. but once CPW turns into 8th Avenue at 111th street it starts getting a little tricky. When i say tricky, I mean there is still a "bad" building or 2, with questionable looking characters loitering around. As i said, i'm FROM the area, so I've always lived in the element and I think its perfectly safe.. i'm still alive, i've never been robbed or felt like I was in any danger - i'm a 27 yr old female. In more recent years, the lower half of Harlem has become much more gentrified with new businesses, condos, Starbucks, lounge type restaurants.. so the element is definitely changing. i had a set of neighbors who were robbed, but they left their windows wide open in the summer while they went out.. who does that anywhere, let alone NYC? if you're a person with common sense you will be fine lol
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