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Old 11-10-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Hey guys!

I looked at an apartment on Broadway S 5th street and I really liked it (clean big 1 bedroom, new appliances, and very insulated so you won't hear loud noises and be awake all night) but I'm not so sure about the area. It seems OK, and I am going to go and check it out again tomorrow before I sign the lease.
Just wanted to know, does anyone live here? Is it safe for a young woman who won't get out of work till 11pm? (right now I live off the Myrtle/Wyckoff stop on the L train and it really sucks!)

Thanks to everyone in advance!
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Old 11-10-2009, 03:34 PM
YBF
 
Location: Atlanta, Ga
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Stop by there tonight. See how you feel being there alone late at night. Its not one of the best areas but that could be said about most of Brooklyn. Its really about how would you feel living there and having to handle your business in that area.
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Old 11-10-2009, 04:30 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Stop by there tonight. See how you feel being there alone late at night. Its not one of the best areas but that could be said about most of Brooklyn. Its really about how would you feel living there and having to handle your business in that area.
A lot of truth in this statement but be prepared for people to rip when u say anything Negative about Brooklyn nowadays
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:08 PM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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actually marcy avenue on the JMZ line looks a lot worse than it actually is....the intersection of marcy avenue and broadway looks really run-down, but its actually safe. i've been around there all times of night without an issue. i'll tell u this, its better than myrtle-wyckoff on the L. you have a better chance of being a victim of crime at myrtle-wyckoff than u do at marcy.

and keep in mind, i dont really think its safe for women to be out on the street really late at night anyway...but i dont think you'll have a problem in that area at 11 PM as long as u use common sense and dont walk with any jewelry, ipods, or cell phones out for the world to see.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:29 PM
 
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Much safer than it looks, to reiterate.
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Old 11-10-2009, 05:55 PM
 
Location: brooklyn
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IMO there is really no where in America that is really safe at night for a young woman by herself. Don't mean to be sexist , just saying that there are crazies and perverts all other place and they seem to always come out at night. Is Marcy Ave run down? Yes, but it is not too desolate at 11 pm. I see plenty of NYPD patrols on Marcy Ave so it is safer than Myrtle and Wykoff. Now would I let my 19 yr old daughter walk by herself there at night? No way.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:15 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Hey guys!

I looked at an apartment on Broadway S 5th street and I really liked it (clean big 1 bedroom, new appliances, and very insulated so you won't hear loud noises and be awake all night) but I'm not so sure about the area. It seems OK, and I am going to go and check it out again tomorrow before I sign the lease.
Just wanted to know, does anyone live here? Is it safe for a young woman who won't get out of work till 11pm? (right now I live off the Myrtle/Wyckoff stop on the L train and it really sucks!)

Thanks to everyone in advance!

During the day it might not seem so scary since everyone is out and about but some of those school kids can be terrors. Try going there like at night pretend you getting off the subway at 11 like you would do every night and see for yourself if you feel safe because to be honest it's not much better then were you are now.

You also mentioned it was off the Marcy Avenue train stop and once you get off that train it's Marcy Houses (the housing authority projects) so if your going to be alone especially at night and in the winter when no one seems to be out that late just be careful..
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:18 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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actually marcy avenue on the JMZ line looks a lot worse than it actually is....the intersection of marcy avenue and broadway looks really run-down, but its actually safe. i've been around there all times of night without an issue. i'll tell u this, its better than myrtle-wyckoff on the L. you have a better chance of being a victim of crime at myrtle-wyckoff than u do at marcy.

and keep in mind, i dont really think its safe for women to be out on the street really late at night anyway...but i dont think you'll have a problem in that area at 11 PM as long as u use common sense and dont walk with any jewelry, ipods, or cell phones out for the world to see.
Quoted for truth. I live around there - Keap and South 2nd - and take the train to and from Marcy Ave. every day (though I'm a man, and I'm home from work around 6). It can look a bit run-down, and sometimes you see dudes hanging out in front of the bodegas, but it's really pretty safe. It is definitely much safer than the area around Myrtle-Wyckoff. I would not live there.

This neighborhood is mostly Hispanic and mostly families, with a decent number of young professionals mixed in. This area is a pretty good compromise of convenience, cost, and safety. I go out a lot and have never felt threatened coming home late. Let me know if you have any more questions.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:20 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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If you are going to be working late every night do not rent an apartment anywhere until you walk the walk.Go there tonight or some other night ... hell try it out on two nights, once during the week,once on a Friday or Saturday night.Walk from the stop to the building and see how it feels.Trust how you feel more than what anyone on here says. It's the only way.
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Old 11-10-2009, 06:22 PM
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You also mentioned it was off the Marcy Avenue train stop and once you get off that train it's Marcy Houses (the housing authority projects) so if your going to be alone especially at night and in the winter when no one seems to be out that late just be careful..
The location is nowhere near Marcy Houses.
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