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Old 07-05-2009, 02:43 AM
 
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I am looking at apartments in the financial district for an Aug move from GA. Is the area safe or are there certain streets/avenues that are considered safer in the area? It seems like a nice area during the day when I visited back in March, but how is it at night? There seems like a lot of luxury buildings that are just being built. Any advice on this area would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:10 AM
 
Location: Palos Verdes
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Just out of curiosity - any particular reason why you want to live in the Financial District? Are you planning on buying or leasing after only one visit 4 months ago?

(To answer your question, yes, it is safe - but is not really a place where people "live").
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Old 07-05-2009, 10:04 AM
 
Location: New York City
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It's very safe. Some people don't want to live there because there's not a lot going on at night (you have to go to Tribeca for real night life).

That being said, it's very easy to get around because there are subway stations everywhere. I also like the architecture and funky old streets, some of which are nearly 400 years old.

There has been so much construction down there in the last three years that the neighborhood has changed a lot. They keep hoping to create critical mass to attract the amenities that would make it a desirable, residential neighborhood. I don't see it becoming the Village anytime soon, but there are a lot of deals to be had.
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Old 07-05-2009, 11:58 AM
 
Location: Central, NJ
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There isn't much going on at night - even early at night. But it is becoming quite residential so that will be changing but who can say how fast. A lot of places used to be closed on the weekends, but that's already changing. I wouldn't mind living there.
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Old 07-05-2009, 12:06 PM
 
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Default I love

Fulton street leading to the S St Seaport--kind of charming
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Old 07-05-2009, 05:49 PM
 
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I guess you could say it's safe because at night it's practically deserted; no attackers and/or muggers to set upon you. But on the flip side, there'd be no witnesses there either.
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Old 07-05-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: East Village, NYC
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You might get mugged, during the day, by a broker... The posters above are right: it's boring at night, not much going on. I don't like the area much as it's DARK and GLOOMY due to all the big buildings so close together. It's also difficult walking during the day. However, if you've got the job/bucks to live in the area, you'll make your own scene... I've been to one apartment in the area and it was HUGE - like 4 bedrooms. This was in 2000, though, and (argh!!!) they were selling for under $300k - at least that's what I was told.
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Old 07-06-2009, 11:59 PM
 
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There is no crime in the Financial District.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:56 AM
 
Location: New York City
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I met at friend at his apartment in the FD on Monday at 8:00. It's was the first time I'd been in the neighborhood at night in a few years. Sadly it's still the same. There were quite a lot of people on the street, mainly well groomed, 30-something professionals. The main shops are Starbucks, bodegas/delis, and drug stores. There are few restaurants to choose from and none of them distinguished.

I'm surprised people like David Chang and Danny Meyer haven't set up shop down there. They'd make a fortune.
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Old 07-09-2009, 08:59 AM
 
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There is no crime in the Financial District.
Well, no violent crime.
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