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Old 07-25-2015, 08:46 AM
 
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Hi, are these neighborhoods still dangerous (due to proximity to ENY and Brownsville) or are they so gentrified by hipsters (due to proximity to Williamsburg) that they aren't risky anymore? And if they're still dangerous, WHY are they so expensive?
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:52 AM
 
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You should visit them and see for yourself...
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Old 07-25-2015, 08:55 AM
 
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Only small sections have gentrified. Mostly the parts bordering Clinton Hill, Williamsburg and Ridgewood. Bushwick is the slightly safer of the two.
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Old 07-25-2015, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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They don't 'feel' safe, but if you're used to cities you'll be alright. Nothing has happened to me.
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Old 07-25-2015, 12:17 PM
 
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Only small sections have gentrified. Mostly the parts bordering Clinton Hill, Williamsburg and Ridgewood. Bushwick is the slightly safer of the two.
This is true.

Bedstuy has a lot of public housing.
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Old 07-25-2015, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Somewhere....
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You find a notable number of transplants in both (still in the minority) but it can still be sketchy. I know a few transplants who had bad experiences in both neighborhoods, muggings, beatings, ect.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:56 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Both areas have a lot of crime problems, significantly more then the average NYC neighborhood. Hopefully those days are numbered.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:05 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, not Paris. #MAGA.
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Bed Stuy is a large neighborhood. Even if "most" of the area has high crime due to proximity to public housing, etc., there is still a very large part of Bed Stuy that "feels" and looks perfectly safe. And, more importantly, that is relatively safe. Can't speak for Bushwick, though. But, as someone else mentioned, take a look for yourself, OP.
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:04 AM
 
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I can't speak for bedstuy but I loved living in bushwhick. The part of bushwhick I resided in was very clean and I was not concerned about leaving my house after 10pm to head to the store lol. My neighbors where cool and made some pretty decent "associates" wouldn't say friends. Depends on the person.
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Old 07-26-2015, 10:42 AM
 
Location: NYntarctica
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Depends on the side of Bushwick. Southside Bushwick is still mad ghetto, but I think Northside Bushwick can be really nice. The area around the Dekalb stop is the best part of Bushwick imo
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