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Old 11-17-2009, 07:13 AM
 
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Hello fellow New Yorkers!

Ok, so I have a friend and he and his family are planning to move to the Walt Whitman Housing Porjects, which is in the area of Fort Greene but on the far North near the BQE. We had a discussion and he was telling me that the projects in that area are the least dangerous. While I agree that it is not as dangerous as some others in East New York or Brownsville, I do not agree that it is that safe.

I think the projects near 86th Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn is much much safer. What do you guys think? Is the Walt Whitman Projects safe for his family to move in? He's moving in with his middle aged parents, a young teenage sister and a young brother.

Thanks!
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Old 11-17-2009, 07:57 AM
 
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i agree with you, it's definitly not the most dangerous but it ain't safe either.
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Old 11-17-2009, 08:01 AM
 
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Hello fellow New Yorkers!

Ok, so I have a friend and he and his family are planning to move to the Walt Whitman Housing Porjects, which is in the area of Fort Greene but on the far North near the BQE. We had a discussion and he was telling me that the projects in that area are the least dangerous. While I agree that it is not as dangerous as some others in East New York or Brownsville, I do not agree that it is that safe.

I think the projects near 86th Street in Gravesend, Brooklyn is much much safer. What do you guys think? Is the Walt Whitman Projects safe for his family to move in? He's moving in with his middle aged parents, a young teenage sister and a young brother.

Thanks!
Marlboro Houses (86th Street) is much safer than Walt Whitman. Fort Greene is not the most dangerous projects in brooklyn, but they arent exactly safe either.
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Old 11-17-2009, 02:21 PM
 
Location: Sunset Park, Brooklyn
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Marlboro over Walt Whitman. I used to go to school around Whitman and it definitely wasn't the safest.
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Old 11-17-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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How about you advise your friend that instead of moving into the housing projects, which seriously is never a good idea, move outside of the city, like Pennsylvania, Georgia, Florida, North/South Carolina, where you can easily afford a nice home, good schools for the kids, clean air, good neighbors, safety, and a MUCH BETTER quality of life for you and your family. If you meet the criteria for living in the housing projects, you are exactly the kind of person that succeeds and gets the most benefit LEAVING the city to those destinations I listed above.

Until the cuty gets serious about making the projects more middle/working class, it is not a place you should choose to move to UNLESS there is no other options. I really hope you explore places outside of NYC, you or your child's lives may in fact depend on it.
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Old 11-17-2009, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Where the sun always shines
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Fort Green at 1 point was one of the most dangerous areas of Brooklyn, home to the Decepticon gang in the 80's and early 90's. Apparently its been gentrified in recent years but thats in regaards to the homes, the projects still represent the hood element over there.
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Old 10-05-2012, 03:07 PM
 
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Fort Green at 1 point was one of the most dangerous areas of Brooklyn, home to the Decepticon gang in the 80's and early 90's. Apparently its been gentrified in recent years but thats in regaards to the homes, the projects still represent the hood element over there.
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