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Old 10-09-2015, 06:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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I have a family friend who is looking to move to Brooklyn, and through someone she knows can get a room by Myrtle between Bushwick and Broadway on one of the small side streets. I haven't been to Bushwick in ages, and I know there's been gentrification, but according to the crime map, it looks like she would be on the border of red and orange, meaning bad and not too bad. Granted, I can go check out the room for her this weekend (She's coming near the end of the month) but wanted to get some feedback from my lovely people here.

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Old 10-09-2015, 06:50 PM
 
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Myrtle Broadway is still pretty rough. Blacker than midnight. Now just with a sprinkle of midwesterners.
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:55 PM
 
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Myrtle Broadway is still pretty rough. Blacker than midnight. Now just with a sprinkle of midwesterners.
Chocolate ice-cream with vanilla sprinkles
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Old 10-09-2015, 06:56 PM
 
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I bet you love it too dont you lololol.
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Old 10-09-2015, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
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Myrtle Broadway is still pretty rough. Blacker than midnight. Now just with a sprinkle of midwesterners.
She's from Australia. I figured south of Broadway is bad, I just don't want to steer her wrong here.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:05 PM
 
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That area's actually quite gentrified and not a bad area to live really. There are a number of housing projects in the area which have crime from time to time, but most of the market rent/rent stabilized buildings in the area command 1500 for a 1 bedroom! I used to work that area as a case worker making home visits. I also have friends in the nearby Marcy Projects, and so I used to hang out there. Geographically very close to the city if she's close to the J train stop it can be annoying to get to the city if she's near the G train. The Sumner Housing Projects are actually probably the cleanest projects I've ever seen, and Woodhull is a pretty comprehensive medical center for north brooklyn. Not to mention all the shops on broadway make the quality of life pretty good. I will say there is not a lot of good food there though, I would get frustrated on my lunch breaks.
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Old 10-09-2015, 08:32 PM
 
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South of Broadway:
2 exists to train station
Public housing are like 3-4 blocks away from this station

North of Broadway
- quiet at daytime and nighttime
- long wait for the green light to cross over Broadway to enter the train station
No exist to train station
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Old 10-10-2015, 10:32 AM
 
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She's from Australia. I figured south of Broadway is bad, I just don't want to steer her wrong here.
The Bushwick side is definitely better than the Bed-Stuy side, but still very hood. Doubt your friend is moving to the other side of the World to live in the ghetto. The gentrification is more so around Wyckoff where the L train runs. Over around Mytle Broadway she'll have to get use to walking by establishments like a drug recovery and treatment center as a daily way of life.
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