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Old 07-20-2008, 08:03 AM
 
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East 3rd street b/w 1st and 2nd avenues?
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Old 07-20-2008, 08:06 AM
 
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It's fine. Gritty, not glamorous, but you'll be fine.
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Old 07-20-2008, 02:20 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Isn't it strange the way so many people ask whether or not some street or neighborhood is safe? I myself would never move to any neighborhood I hadn't investigated personally. The bottom line is, if you feel safe, that's what matters.
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:38 PM
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i always found the question strange myself, but i really think people ask because they really dont have the financial means to come here to investigate from out of town...which is where we come in

i'm sure somebody who lives in the city, or nearby, would come to the area and check it out.
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Old 07-20-2008, 11:36 PM
 
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I used to work for an education institution where at least half the students in the graduate program were international. This was not in NYC, but I think the same would apply. Shortly after they were offered admission to the school and while they were still in their home countries, the school would offer them housing owned by the university that was not exactly "on campus" but in more of a city environment.

The students could accept or reject the housing. If they rejected it, they were on their own to find something else. I imagine they had a few days to mull it over before accepting or rejecting and I'm certain that if this forum had existed, a few would have found themselves on here asking about the environs of that particular address. If the advice had all been negative, they would be in a better position to turn it down and take their chances with market rentals once they arrived for the program

I imagine we are seeing a fair amount of questions that come from people fitting that sort of scenario here on this forum.
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Old 07-21-2008, 11:01 AM
 
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That's actually my exct situation!

I'm abroad and dont have the means to investigate for myself, so I seek help from others on forums!

Thanks
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Old 07-21-2008, 03:10 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I live on E. 11th Street. I've never had a problem in the East Village. It's very safe; noisy, but safe. It's safe because it is noisy. There are a lot of restaurants and bars in the area so people are on the street at all hours.
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Old 07-21-2008, 04:07 PM
 
Location: New York City
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East 3rd street b/w 1st and 2nd avenues?
who are you renting from, charlie gambetta?

watch out for dudes that are in late night sessions on that block.

other then that, plenty of bars in the area and an overall "hip" area to hangout out in.
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Old 07-23-2008, 10:04 AM
 
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the area is awesome. it is East village, great for a young person-lots of places to go out to, and everything is close. the are is safe
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Old 07-24-2008, 07:16 PM
 
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ill be a grad student, so your replies are good news, thanks..
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