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Old 12-13-2009, 10:32 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Back during the 90's the 160 blocks of the heights 160th-169th were ground zero. It reached its worst point on 163rd, so common sense tells you to stay away from those blocks. The 170's, 180's, and 190's are not all that good either.

In my honest opinion, I think Washington Heights is the hood. I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. I live in the west Bronx, and I feel no more safer in W.H.

The only areas of the heights that I consider good are Riverside dr, Presbyterian, and Yeshiva areas.
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Old 12-14-2009, 05:36 PM
 
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But even the 160's are way safer than they were during the crack era. It's like a paradise now comparatively. Not saying people should move there because its still very much a hood environment and not for everyone, but it has gotten better. I grew up on 160 between Ams and Broad during the crack era. It was no joke.

And Mario pretty much the whole Fort Wash stretch in Washington Heights is nice, just pointing out since you didn't mention it.

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Old 12-14-2009, 06:32 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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There are parts of Wash Heights that are ok but a lot of it is still pretty bad...even though it is better than it was.
What I don't get is why the rents are so much higher there than they are in neighborhoods in The Bronx that are much better neighborhoods.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:24 PM
 
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There are parts of Wash Heights that are ok but a lot of it is still pretty bad...even though it is better than it was.
What I don't get is why the rents are so much higher there than they are in neighborhoods in The Bronx that are much better neighborhoods.
because phone numbers in washington heights have a 212 area code and the bronx got 718...lol.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:27 PM
 
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because phone numbers in washington heights have a 212 area code and the bronx got 718...lol.
You must be right because most of Wash Heights is just as far uptown as most of The Bronx.The area codes and the NY,NY address are the only difference.
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Old 12-14-2009, 07:37 PM
 
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:03 PM
 
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But even the 160's are way safer than they were during the crack era. It's like a paradise now comparatively. Not saying people should move there because its still very much a hood environment and not for everyone, but it has gotten better. I grew up on 160 between Ams and Broad during the crack era. It was no joke.

And Mario pretty much the whole Fort Wash stretch in Washington Heights is nice, just pointing out since you didn't mention it.
I didn't mention it cause some of Ft Washington is ghetto. Ever been to 157th and Ft Wash? and a few blocks up too? But I would agree with you that it's a little nicer than Amst, Audo, or Nich.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:36 AM
 
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There are parts of Wash Heights that are ok but a lot of it is still pretty bad...even though it is better than it was.
What I don't get is why the rents are so much higher there than they are in neighborhoods in The Bronx that are much better neighborhoods.
Because it's in Manhattan...only reason seriously.
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Old 12-15-2009, 06:38 AM
 
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I didn't mention it cause some of Ft Washington is ghetto. Ever been to 157th and Ft Wash? and a few blocks up too? But I would agree with you that it's a little nicer than Amst, Audo, or Nich.
Yeah, right around where it starts it's not as nice but the vast majority of it is nice and I would say it's more than a little nicer. It's a lot quieter and just nicer period especially once you pass 181st.
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Old 12-15-2009, 07:04 AM
 
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i think 159th and fort washington ave (where it starts and curves north) just doesnt look as nice as fort washington ave in the 170s and 180s, i dont necessarily think its terrible crimewise.
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