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Old 07-24-2008, 09:04 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Denman is fine. That's the "D" block in the alphabetical section between Roosevelt and Broadway - mostly immigrant, residential area.

You'll have to take the 7 into from 90th St. to go into Manhattan, though. Could be kind of a long commute depending on where you're working.
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Old 07-24-2008, 10:24 AM
 
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hi Henna

I saw a place yesterday in Elmhurst but its on Denman (two blocks below Roosevelt and supposedly a less desirable area). The area seemed a little shady but could just be my perception. i saw kids playing outside and most people looked like recent immigrants. The apartment itself was completely renovated and quite pleasant (despite the building being a little shabby). Do you, or anyone else, know this street by any chance?

Thanks again, your tips as well as everybody elses on this board have been very helpful.

Tims
I don't know that particular street. But I looked on the map and it's only a 10 minute walk (half mile) to the Elmhurst Ave stop on the R/V line, so I don't think the commute will be that bad if you're going to midtown.

10 minute walk, wait for train, take V or R one stop to Roosevelt, cross platform for the express and from there it's a 10-12 minute ride to midtown.

Or you can get on the 7 train and be at Grand Central in about 25 minutes.

I know that some streets in Elmhurst can seem a little run-down but I've walked many of those streets after dark alone and did not feel the need to have my guard up any more than usual.
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Old 11-26-2008, 09:07 AM
 
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Default Flatbush Gardens is safe, day or night.

Flatbush Gardens is fine. I live there and walk home every weeknight (between 7pm and 1am). Is it the safest place in the world? No, but there can only be one of those, and this place is safe enough.



Keep in mind, I only go to downtown and it's 40 minutes. Midtown would be a little more.

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Old 11-26-2008, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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The neighborhood is nice, I just hear that Flatbush Garden's apts. are pretty bad. I live near the Flatbush Junction and I really enjoy living in the area, its about 2 stops past Newkirk Ave station. Its around the block from Brooklyn College, If you take a class, you'll have access to the library and the gym!
You can find something alot nicer than Flatbush Gardens in Flatbush. Flatbush gardens has been advertising alot trying to atract new comers.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:57 PM
 
Location: Astoria, Queens, you know the scene
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I saw a nice 1 bedroom for $1100 with wood floors and nice and sunny on 37th street near 30th ave in Astoria when I was looking for an apartment. Instead, I waited it out and scored a much bigger 800 square foot 1 bedroom with windows in the kitchen, bedroom, living room and bathroom for only 1200!
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Old 11-26-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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you would have to be nuts to live there....or possibly a drug dealer.
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Old 11-27-2008, 05:36 PM
 
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plenty of 1BR in range of 1000-1200 in my neck of the woods, and safe to boot
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Old 11-28-2008, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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you would have to be nuts to live there....or possibly a drug dealer.
Actually you are right about Flatbush, don't move here its really dangerous.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:54 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Oh yeah, and I forgot to mention how much I hate the 2-train! I hate it so much that I take a "dollar van" up Flatbush Avenue to Jay Street. Then I get on the F-train to get to the city.
The 2-train has so many stops and its one of those new ones that are too bright and have the annoying announcements.
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Old 12-10-2008, 08:12 PM
 
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Default It's safe.

It's very safe:
Flatbush NYC: A single female's persective.

Dear moderator, this site does not advertise and is not in any way a "competing site." It does however provide exactly the information this poster is seeking.
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