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Old 05-19-2008, 06:06 AM
 
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Any advice/thoughts on living in East Harlem, i.e. East 118th Street (2nd/3rd Avenues)? My friends tell me that this area is changing and I am looking to move to NYC. Thank you.
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:13 AM
 
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I wouldn't live there, but I'm female and not huge...
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Old 05-19-2008, 06:46 AM
 
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Is the crime level so high there that you wouldn't recommed it? I was told that the area was changing but I am sure that is relative. I appreciate your input. Thanks.

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I wouldn't live there, but I'm female and not huge...
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:15 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Is the crime level so high there that you wouldn't recommed it? I was told that the area was changing but I am sure that is relative. I appreciate your input. Thanks.
if you dig the urban/ghetto lifestyle with an hispanic feel to it, then the place is for you, if you want what most people consider a normal place to live, look elswhere
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Old 05-19-2008, 07:23 AM
 
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Oh dear ... getting the message loud and clear.
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:30 PM
 
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Unless you have a problem with living near Hispanic people, or you're Hispanic yourself, it should be fine. But I could see how someone who is non-White would have difficulties adjusting to the neighborhood. Look somewhere else!
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Old 05-19-2008, 01:44 PM
 
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Unless you have a problem with living near Hispanic people, or you're Hispanic yourself, it should be fine. But I could see how someone who is non-White would have difficulties adjusting to the neighborhood. Look somewhere else!
So are you telling her it's fine or to look elsewhere?
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Old 05-19-2008, 02:31 PM
 
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I am Asian/other and have no problems living in Hispanic neighborhoods but if the feeling is more ghetto than urban and there are safety issues then that is a major factor.
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Old 05-20-2008, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Harlem, NY
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I wouldn't live there, but I'm female and not huge...

I'm female too and I live a few blocks down! It's not that bad, though you surrounded by PJs...just pay attention to your surroundings and you'll be fine.
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