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Old 12-16-2014, 08:55 PM
 
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Red Hook has huge concentrations of housing projects, so Roosvelt Idland is safer. The gentrifying areas of Red Hook are a little removed from said projects, so it's not that bad. The bigger problem with Redhook though, is how far it is from the subway. Your trek to the subway will be brutal during the winter if you choose Red Hook.

Roosevelt Island is nice and tranquile, if not a little sterile. But it can be a nice reprieve from the hectic city pace. Cornel is building a tech campus on the south side of the island so expect there to be a population boon on the island once the campus opens its doors to students. That being said, aside from nice views of Manhattan, there is nothing particularly interesting about the island. It has a Starbucks, a big chain phramacy, supermarket and a subway restaurant but that is about it.

Your commute will likely be shorter from Roosevelt Island, but that really depends where on the F line your job is. At least on Roosevelt Island you have better transit options.
I think this sums it up very well!
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:01 PM
 
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Roosevelt Island = 1970s Moscow
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Old 12-16-2014, 09:14 PM
 
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Roosevelt Island = 1970s Moscow
I have to agree with this.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:14 AM
 
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Roosevelt Island is very accessible to Manhattan as it only one subway stop from Midtown versus Red Hook which is mainly served by bus service. As already said the abandoned hospital is part of a popular park. I think the Roosevelt Island is safer and a more central location than Red Hook.
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Old 12-17-2014, 06:23 AM
 
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I think this sums it up very well!
Yes. And, while Roosevelt Island IS Manhattan, the Cornell project, if the OP is looking to buy, should factor into the decision as well. This is a major project that will almost certainly have a positive effect on property values on the Island, or at least the parts closest to the campus.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:29 AM
 
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I work at the tip of Manhattan near Bowling Green so the commute from Red Hook will be shorter and it seems Red Hook is cheaper as well.

In terms of overall safety in not relation to Roosevelt Island, Red Hook is fine? Is it better than Bushwick/BedStuy? Red Hook is also relatively close to Atlantic Ave where there is a ton of stuff like a Trader Joes, bars, etc.

Are the ports in Red Hook still active/lots of noise?
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Old 12-17-2014, 09:39 AM
 
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If you work near Bowling Green, how are you taking the F train to work? What's the closest train stop to your job? There are plenty of other neighborhoods that the F train runs through, maybe you should take a look at some of those.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:51 AM
 
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Roosevelt Island.
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Old 12-17-2014, 11:20 AM
 
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I need to take the F train to work.

So which area is safer? Does Roosevelt Island even a community sense? I visited and there was only 1 road on the island called "Main Street" O_o
The F train doesn't go to Bowling Green. You should revise your search.
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Old 12-17-2014, 01:22 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I work at the tip of Manhattan near Bowling Green so the commute from Red Hook will be shorter and it seems Red Hook is cheaper as well.

In terms of overall safety in not relation to Roosevelt Island, Red Hook is fine? Is it better than Bushwick/BedStuy? Red Hook is also relatively close to Atlantic Ave where there is a ton of stuff like a Trader Joes, bars, etc.

Are the ports in Red Hook still active/lots of noise?
I've been working in Red Hook the past fews days and it has improved a lot over the past decade. I would say it's safer then Bushwick or Bed Stuy.
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