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Old 01-27-2008, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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Just curious. I only been to the Bronx a few times in my life, as I usually try my best to avoid it like the plague, but I heard alot of positive things about these two neighborhoods and I'm interested in taking photos around there.
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Old 01-27-2008, 11:11 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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mead is the woodlawn expert
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Old 01-28-2008, 05:26 AM
 
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I live in Riverdale, which is larger than Woodlawn geographically. North Riverdale is similar in appearance to Woodlawn and is about the same size geographically. Both are the safest areas in NYC
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:09 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Hey Seventh. When'd you become a moderator? Congratulations.

Yeah both areas are really safe. I don't think you have to worry about anything while taking pictures. You might get stared at if you just randomly start taking pictures of people on the street.
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Old 01-28-2008, 07:59 AM
 
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the housing stock in N Riverdale and Woodlawn look so similar one may not be able to tell which area is which if only the houses/bldgs were taken!
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Old 01-28-2008, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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Doom Dan...why do you "try your best to avoid the Bronx like the plague?" Are you not a Yankees fan? Have you no appreciation for the impressive Botanical Gardens and Bronx Zoo..best in the city! Are you against University environments...as the Bronx has Manhattan College, Mount St. Vincent, Fordham University, Suny Maritime, Lehman College, and a host of other community and secondary educational institutions. Maybe you dislike open space and parks, as the Bronx has the most parkland of any borough, as well as the largest park in the city, Pelham Bay.

It could be that you enjoy paying astronomical prices for rent and/or buying a home, as the Bronx has the most affordable housing (rental and sales), and is the epicenter of new, upscale affordable housing going forward. Or maybe its just that you dislike colored folks? They do dominate the borough....either way...I don't understand why you would choose to "avoid the place like the plague."

But regarding your question, Riverdale and Woodlawn are regarded by many as safe. I am unclear as to how you define "safe", but they are regarding by many as being "safe."
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Old 01-28-2008, 09:10 AM
 
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if he doesnt feel safe in these areas he should just live in a plastic bubble.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:34 AM
 
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if he doesn't feel safe in Woodlawn or Riverdale, he certainly won't feel safe about visiting Fordham U or the other attractions
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:27 PM
 
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Default Riverdale and Woodlawn

It is too bad that you feel like the Bronx should be avoided. Though I haven't lived there in many a year, there have always been places that are interesting to visit. Apparently, it still conjures up dangerous images for you.
Let's put it this way- we are living in a time where everyone is perceptibly a little more kinder and gentler. Meaning you most probably wouldn't be accosted anywhere there. Woodlawn and Riverdale have always been considered nice areas and you shouldn't feel afraid while there.
Enjoy your pictures.
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Old 01-28-2008, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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I avoid the Bronx mainly because of the borough's reputation for crime. The only areas in the Bronx I have ever been to are South Bronx when I was a child, and recently, City Island.
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