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Old 05-13-2015, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I will be attending Brooklyn College next semester.

Never been to New York before. Therefore, I did a lot of research about the area.
So far I got mixed reviews about the safety of Flatbush Ave and the surroundings area. Most of those reviews are old (2008).

Can anyone advise how safe it is to walk off campus at night? Subway station?
I have a class to attend till 10pm

I am a petite young lady and always seem to attract unnecessary catcallings.

At first I thought about living around campus to have the pleasure of walking to school. But I found the area too boring for my active lifestyle. Any suggestions for good apartments? I was thinking about Williamsburg or Park Solpe.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:47 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Without us knowing your budget asking for help is pointless. I was going to attend Brooklyn College a couple of years ago but decided against it because to me it felt like the middle of nowhere - and that says a ton since I grew up in Staten Island. I personally don't like the neighborhood that much. Also, assuming you're a budget oriented college student and don't have unlimited funds, I wouldn't recommend Park Slope or Williamsburg unless it's a room situation - but even that could get pricey in those neighborhoods.

Change the way you dress and your catcalling numbers will go down.
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Old 05-13-2015, 05:51 PM
 
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Ghetto to the east. Boring to the west. You are thinking right. Park Slope is probably good for you.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If you're always getting catcalled doesn't matter where you live you "will always be a target" of sorts.
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Old 05-13-2015, 06:23 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Without us knowing your budget asking for help is pointless. I was going to attend Brooklyn College a couple of years ago but decided against it because to me it felt like the middle of nowhere - and that says a ton since I grew up in Staten Island. I personally don't like the neighborhood that much. Also, assuming you're a budget oriented college student and don't have unlimited funds, I wouldn't recommend Park Slope or Williamsburg unless it's a room situation - but even that could get pricey in those neighborhoods.

Change the way you dress and your catcalling numbers will go down.
Not all college students are "budget oriented"

I agree with your last comment, I need to change my outfit style to fit in.
New York is not a place where someone can flash their belongings.
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Old 05-13-2015, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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South and west of Brooklyn College, the neighborhood is ok to walk around at night - north and east, not so much.
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