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Unread 04-15-2008, 05:57 AM
 
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I love you how you automatically assume I know absolutely nothing about the city.
I suppose you know how often I go there, how long I stay, and where I go.

I wouldn't post this if nothing had ever happened to me. I'm simply offering a few practical steps to ensuring that this young lady is not robbed.



Well, I do assume that because it's YORKVILLE, not Yorksville. And you're assuming this is a woman - the original poster said 'we' have two children. Sure, she could have a partner who's a woman, but somehow I doubt it.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 06:58 AM
 
Location: 'Burbs of Manhattan
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Well, I do assume that because it's YORKVILLE, not Yorksville. And you're assuming this is a woman - the original poster said 'we' have two children. Sure, she could have a partner who's a woman, but somehow I doubt it.
Oh, wow. A typo. :] Way to nitpick my post.

Also, Yes. I'm assuming this is a women. All through my life my mother has planned the vacations, hence, I assumed this is a lady.

But, Hey! Who cares! I'm just a teen from the 'burbs. I know nothing. (:
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Unread 04-15-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Border of the 101/100 Precincts
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Have fun. (:

Just be aware. Don't go anything higher than 100th. Or 90th, for that matter.
You are tourists. In other words, you are targets.
NYC is relatively safe, however, pickpocketting isn't all that hard.
And when in times square, you're going to be bumping and grinding.
It's not hard to reach into the fellow next to you's pocket.

If you are carrying a large sum of money, put it in your sock and/or shoe and carry a few dollars in your pocket.
sorry but your advice sounds like a travel brochure from 1986. although the city still has bad areas, harlem is nowhere as dangerous as it was 15-20 years ago.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Book your hotel through priceline. You will save a ton of money that way. Whenever any of my friends from out of state come I always send them to priceline.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:18 AM
 
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Viralmd, I see you are Dr.
Are you private practice or hospital??
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:24 AM
 
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sorry but your advice sounds like a travel brochure from 1986. although the city still has bad areas, harlem is nowhere as dangerous as it was 15-20 years ago.
Whatever happened to watching people get the old bump trick pulled on them on a bus? Esp the 3 man teams with the 3rd man waiting at the next bus stop.
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Unread 04-15-2008, 09:37 AM
 
Location: 'Burbs of Manhattan
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Whatever happened to watching people get the old bump trick pulled on them on a bus? Esp the 3 man teams with the 3rd man waiting at the next bus stop.
Are you another teenager from the suburbs?!

On a more serious note. I was just trying to tell her to watch out. Sure, I overreacted and am over cautious. But, She's vacationing in NY. It's suppose to be a nice time. And, It would down right suck if she walked down the wrong street, and got mugged / robbed. Yes, the crime rate has dropped alot compared to previous years, but, there is crime, everywhere.

And, Remember. You guys grew up in NYC. You know how to walk the streets. :/
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Unread 04-15-2008, 11:00 AM
 
Location: Border of the 101/100 Precincts
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Whatever happened to watching people get the old bump trick pulled on them on a bus? Esp the 3 man teams with the 3rd man waiting at the next bus stop.
ok that can happen in any crowded area. to tourists or natives. to tell somebody to not go above 100th or 90th street is very misleading, and detrimental to the very purpose of this forum.
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Unread 01-30-2009, 03:01 PM
 
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Default Hotels in Manhattan

Hi folks. My sister, her husband, and their teenaged daughter are planning a visit to NYC in June. How much can they expect to pay for a hotel room--at a reasonable rate? I'm thinking around $250-300 per night, but I really don't know. Thus my question/post. Do you know of any hotels in Manhattan with reasonable rates that are located in relatively safe neighborhoods and with easy access to the trains?

Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you so much.
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