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Old 05-22-2015, 05:26 PM
 
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Speaking of such.

First: Patsy's Pizzeria, in spite of its name, has always been and remains a full-service Italian restaurant. Unless this changed in the last month.

Second: In the last ten days, there were more than half a dozen shootings in the area under discussion. The latest was two days ago in the early afternoon.
Which likely is of no concern to the OP, as those shootings were between gangsters (who were likely project residents). The OP isn't going to hang out in the streets with thugs.

For him the area should be reasonable safe. I wouldn't recommend walking through the projects, but all he is going to do is basically sleep there and during the day whenever he (or she) is home he may go out and do various errands or local shopping.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:01 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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The early afternoon shooting was a robbery, someone approached on the street.

Just before that, a bus (with passengers) was hit by bullets several times.

People need to read up on their 'hood a bit.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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The early afternoon shooting was a robbery, someone approached on the street.

Just before that, a bus (with passengers) was hit by bullets several times.

People need to read up on their 'hood a bit.
the bus being sprayed with bullets was on Madison avenue, at the carver houses, near mount Sinai. middle of the afternoon. I didn't include that, because the OP specifically asked about the 118th street 3rd and lex area. listen, sometimes its best to let people see for themselves, and when what's said checks out, they'll hightail the heck out of the hood. the belief that east harlem is "completely safe" like posters are trying to make it seem is untrue. east harlem is plagued with a gang of social issues, that wont be fixed anytime soon, until they change the developmental climate of the hood.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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LOL, no, you are absolutely, unequivocly, full of crap.

Are you posting from 1977 or something? I lived off Lex/108 back in 2002-04 as a grad student, and I'm a skinny, little white guy, and it was fine back then. The neighborhood was totally safe. And that's before the area got gentrified with tons of white hipsters.

I'm sure there are drugs in the neighborhood, but there are drugs in all neighborhoods. I personally know a drug courier in the Village, and the Village is about the most expensive urban neighborhood on earth. In two years living along Lex, not once did I see any evidence of drug activity, nor was there an unusual police presence. The neighborhood is actually fairly quiet at night, except for some bodegas, and some Mexican and hipster/yuppie restaurants.

There are $2 millon townhouses and $1 million condos in the neighborhood. There are fancy restaurants with tasting menus. Back when I lived there, none of this stuff was there, and even then, it was safe. The only crimes you heard about happened in the projects, between crews of young black men unfortunately caught up in foolishness.
East Harlem is still a bad neighborhood. I don't care how you try to jazz it up. Lexington Avenue is debauchery lane. Take a trip to 115th/116th and Lex and look around. You'll see everything in my post personified. Again, if EH was so great, it would have gentrified right on par with Central, and West Harlem. It didn't. People are now waiting for the Second Avenue Subway to see what it's gonna do.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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patsys in east harlem has both a restaurant side, and a strictly take out point of entry/exit
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:55 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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the bus being sprayed with bullets was on Madison avenue, at the carver houses, near mount Sinai. middle of the afternoon. I didn't include that, because the OP specifically asked about the 118th street 3rd and lex area. listen, sometimes its best to let people see for themselves, and when what's said checks out, they'll hightail the heck out of the hood. the belief that east harlem is "completely safe" like posters are trying to make it seem is untrue. east harlem is plagued with a gang of social issues, that wont be fixed anytime soon, until they change the developmental climate of the hood.
Which was my point as well.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:33 AM
 
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patsys in east harlem has both a restaurant side, and a strictly take out point of entry/exit
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Speaking of such.

First: Patsy's
Pizzeria, in spite of its name, has always been and remains a full-service
Italian restaurant. Unless this changed in the last month.

Thank you HUIH and Harlem Resident.

And the sit-down restaurant half is still serving meals as far as you know?
(At lunchtime last month it looked desolate, only the pizza half seemed operational, perhaps we were a little too early. An afternoon linner after shopping ALDI's/Costco would be nice.)

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Old 05-23-2015, 10:59 AM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Thank you HUIH and Harlem Resident.

And the sit-down restaurant half is still serving meals as far as you know?
(At lunchtime last month it looked desolate, only the pizza half seemed operational, perhaps we were a little too early. An afternoon linner after shopping ALDI's/Costco would be nice.)
Still serving meals as far as I know, although we have not been in a while.
I liked the food.
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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Thank you HUIH and Harlem Resident.

And the sit-down restaurant half is still serving meals as far as you know?
(At lunchtime last month it looked desolate, only the pizza half seemed operational, perhaps we were a little too early. An afternoon linner after shopping ALDI's/Costco would be nice.)
yea its still serving food, or it woulda been squared off. they come alive at night. patsys is a east harlem institution, along with rao's
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Old 05-23-2015, 07:17 PM
 
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Don't know how to say this, but in that area, it ain't always the kids. Just be careful at night. See if there is a bus that would drop you off closer to your front door.
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