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Old 07-17-2008, 11:18 AM
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Zip codes 10031 and a large part of 10030 make up Hamilton Heights section of Harlem. 10030 has mostly black residents mostly American but some are foreign born from the Carribean and Africa. It has about an 75% black population. Latin population about 20%.

10031 has mostly latin residents, mostly Dominican, some Puerto Ricans, but other places are represented as well like Ecuador, Mexico and Cuba. latin population about 60%, Black population about 35%. Some blacks are foreign born as well.
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Old 01-12-2009, 08:20 PM
 
Location: north carolina
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Default tourist in the city

i am about to visit nyc and i have always been interested in the movies that show all the gang violence and poverty and drugs that happen in nyc what are my chances of seeing this while i visit
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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i am about to visit nyc and i have always been interested in the movies that show all the gang violence and poverty and drugs that happen in nyc what are my chances of seeing this while i visit
Do you WANT to see violence and poverty? Or are you worried that you'll find yourself in a part of town where it exists? I don't understand why people would deliberately seek out ghettos and want to visit them for their "entertainment value." (And this happens in other large cities, like Los Angeles, not just NYC.)

Remember that real people LIVE in those neighborhoods; that's where their homes and families are. Would you want strangers wandering through YOUR neighborhood, gawking at YOUR home, making comments about where YOU live?
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Old 01-12-2009, 09:14 PM
 
Location: Washington, DC & New York
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i am about to visit nyc and i have always been interested in the movies that show all the gang violence and poverty and drugs that happen in nyc what are my chances of seeing this while i visit
Don't believe the movies! Seriously, however, you can find yourself in over your head very easily in some notorious neighborhoods, even in these days of relatively safe streets in NYC. It's just something to think about, since you might bite off more than you can handle by deliberately seeking areas that have higher proportions of crime.
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Old 01-12-2009, 10:02 PM
 
Location: New York, New York
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I live in washington heights and I don't think it's dangerous at all! I can see how someone might not feel safe but thats because there are a lot of people hanging out on corners! There are some drug dealers but not nearly what an outsider would think! Thats just the way people around here are! They set up tables in the summer on corners and play dominos and checkers at all hours day or night! SUPERMARIO didn't you post 2007 crime stats and were surprised that Washington Heights crime rate was on par with upper west side and the Village? It has a ghetto look up here but people are wonderful! Atleast thats the way I feel!
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I live in washington heights and I don't think it's dangerous at all! I can see how someone might not feel safe but thats because there are a lot of people hanging out on corners! There are some drug dealers but not nearly what an outsider would think! Thats just the way people around here are! They set up tables in the summer on corners and play dominos and checkers at all hours day or night! SUPERMARIO didn't you post 2007 crime stats and were surprised that Washington Heights crime rate was on par with upper west side and the Village? It has a ghetto look up here but people are wonderful! Atleast thats the way I feel!
That's what I'm saying. Loud, yes. Ghetto, yes. But dangerous, no not really.

People are very passionate about the neighborhood too. If your from there, the people you grew up with, old neighbors, really look out for you. Sometimes to the detriment of the neighborhood though, some people are just irreversibly bad and should not be looked out after.
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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When looking at income make sure it is per capita and not median houshold. Median household is the most deceptive way to look at income, expecialy in a city like NY w/ lots of single people.

Also, anyone know why neighborhoods like Inwood are so heavily Dominican? It is actually a decent location with 2 subwau lines and access to the Metro North. West of B'way is nice while the other side is almost exclusively Dominican. Does it have to do with rent controls or something?
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Old 01-13-2009, 09:33 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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When looking at income make sure it is per capita and not median houshold. Median household is the most deceptive way to look at income, expecialy in a city like NY w/ lots of single people.

Also, anyone know why neighborhoods like Inwood are so heavily Dominican? It is actually a decent location with 2 subwau lines and access to the Metro North. West of B'way is nice while the other side is almost exclusively Dominican. Does it have to do with rent controls or something?
After White Flight in the 60-70's, there was a period of mass Dominican immigration which looking back on it now probably peaked around 92-93. So it became and is an ethnic enclave for Dominicans.

This happened throughout the city, Whites left, and other groups filled in the void. A lot of White people, mostly Italians and Irish, wanted to get away from the city and move to the burbs.

But maybe I'm reading too much into your post, but I sensed some veiled resentment towards Dominicans. Do you have something against Dominicans?

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Old 01-13-2009, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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When looking at income make sure it is per capita and not median houshold. Median household is the most deceptive way to look at income, expecialy in a city like NY w/ lots of single people.

Also, anyone know why neighborhoods like Inwood are so heavily Dominican? It is actually a decent location with 2 subwau lines and access to the Metro North. West of B'way is nice while the other side is almost exclusively Dominican. Does it have to do with rent controls or something?
Sounds like you would make a good Commissioner of Gentrification,jawny!You seem to have the ability to spot the convenient and potentially good neighborhoods that are unfortunately occupied by lower income people.
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Old 01-13-2009, 02:18 PM
 
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Are there any areas of the lower east side that should be avoided? I'm coming out to visit in May, and have been in this area a few times. Never really felt unsafe. I honestly didn't know until now it was even considered a little shady.

Oh yeah, I Love N.Y. Its the greatest city on earth.
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