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Old 05-06-2009, 10:10 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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East New York looks like quite a large area. I'm not familiar with the place and I have never been there.

What would you say are the best/worst spots on ENY?
The worst spots are easily Linden Boulevard [due to all the housing projects] and the New Lots area [central and western ENY], and the safest spots are probably Starrett City, or City line near the Ozone Park border. Even then, it's a bad area.
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:13 AM
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The worst spots are easily Linden Boulevard [due to all the housing projects] and the New Lots area [central and western ENY], and the safest spots are probably Starrett City, or City line near the Ozone Park border. Even then, it's a bad area.
I was just looking at Linden Boulevard and other parts of East New York and honestly the area doesn't seem that bad to me, I've seen much more run-down places elsewhere.

Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places..
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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The worst spots are easily Linden Boulevard [due to all the housing projects] and the New Lots area [central and western ENY], and the safest spots are probably Starrett City, or City line near the Ozone Park border. Even then, it's a bad area.
Thanks for the information DoomDan, I've just had a look around New Lots on Google Street View. This area certainly doesn't look like the type of place
I would choose to take my Grandmother for a picnic, this is for sure!!!! Even, on streetview it is clear that this area is the type of place that could be dangerous at any time of the day.

Having looked around this area in more detail, it seems to me that although ENY does have public housing developments, the neighboring Brownsville is filled with many more.

This leads me to wonder:

1/ Is Brownsville an even more dangerous area than ENY?

2/ Does ENY have more potential in the future as far as redevepment and improvements of the area are concerned?

3/ What can the city do to improve these neighbourhoods in the future?
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:11 AM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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1/ Is Brownsville an even more dangerous area than ENY?
I don't have any stats to back it up, but a while ago, we figured out on this board, that Brownsville was indeed the more dangerous neighborhood.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:13 AM
 
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I was just looking at Linden Boulevard and other parts of East New York and honestly the area doesn't seem that bad to me, I've seen much more run-down places elsewhere.

Or maybe I'm looking in the wrong places..
Ako, keep looking around, you will see that many parts of the area look very bad. Although I guess different people have different perceptions of how an area looks. I get the feeling that the area must have improved somewhat since the 70's, 80's and 90's in terms of urban decay. However, I may be wrong.
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Old 05-07-2009, 09:23 AM
 
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I don't have any stats to back it up, but a while ago, we figured out on this board, that Brownsville was indeed the more dangerous neighborhood.
I thought that could be the case. In England (where I live) we have estates and public housing but there is nothing I have seen that could rival the sheer size and quantity of the public developments in Brownsville/ ENY. What seems to be the common trend in the US and I am guessing other countries too, is that most of a cities high crime areas are located within or next to public housing.

Could anyone tell me how Brownsville/ ENY's pblic housing developments match up (in terms of safety) to other public housing in America?
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Old 05-07-2009, 10:19 AM
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1/ Is Brownsville an even more dangerous area than ENY?
Yes. ENY is a huge neighborhood. You will find liveable areas in ENY as opposed to Brownsville, which is a smaller neighborhood and congested w/ dangerous housing projects.

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2/ Does ENY have more potential in the future as far as redevepment and improvements of the area are concerned?
ENY is too big and varied for any drastic change in redevelopment. One section is pretty much industrial, another seems to be filled with projects(which is adjacent to the industrial section) and other subsidized housing, and you will find small homes with a relatively well kept street in the area.

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3/ What can the city do to improve these neighbourhoods in the future?
First start from the bottom up. The city doesn't care unless there's a strong and unified voice that will seem as some threat to the current establishment. From there the city will take notice and do what they have to do.
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Old 05-07-2009, 01:02 PM
 
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From the early 80's up until the mid 90's the only reason why you would want to go to ENY is if you had a death wish, but nowadays while its still not the safest place in the world it's not as bad as some make it out to be either.

I wouldn't recommend living there.
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Old 05-07-2009, 05:58 PM
 
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fulton street side(highland) aint bad and somewhat scenic
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Old 05-07-2009, 06:28 PM
 
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yesss hunni its very dangerous if u need cheap rent maybe try another part of brroklyn or queens or bronx u would find something cheap nd the neighborhood wont be as bad as where u are
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