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Old 04-25-2010, 09:54 AM
 
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Does anyone know how's the neighborhood in Cypress Hill? I am thinking about getting a house and as half investment/half self-use property. Does anyone think the neighborhood had improved in recent years, the location that I am looking at is near J/Z Norwood station. any advice would be greatly appreciated. On a side note, is Ozone Park area better than this area?
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Newark, NJ/BK
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Cypress Hills is one of the better sections of ENY, but it's still the hood. If you're not used to that kind of neighborhood, I'm not sure if you want to move there. Ozone Park is definitely a much safer neighborhood. Crime in NYC has improved over the last decade, but it's still important to use caution in certain neighborhoods.
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Old 04-25-2010, 10:36 AM
 
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Thank you. I have visited the area couple times, it seems better compare to areas in ENY like near Pitkin//Euclid Ave. Do you know if there's any good elementary school near the area? Is it mostly Hispanic and blacks in the neighborhood?
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Old 04-26-2010, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Cypress Hills is hit and miss. North side would be better than the south side of CH. However, it's still the "hood" like mentioned before.
Go to the actual spot you are looking at and get a feel for the block and surrounding blocks.
Everyone's tolerence for hoodness is different.
I spent many years in Woodhaven, Qns as a kid...and we used to venture to Cypress Hills to visit our friends from school.
Never had any issues there.

Ozone Park is in Queens and much safer...but more expensive also.
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Old 04-27-2010, 01:35 PM
 
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Thank you for the insights. I am still trying to decide, hopefully i will hear more from others.
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Old 04-28-2010, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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Thank you. I have visited the area couple times, it seems better compare to areas in ENY like near Pitkin//Euclid Ave. Do you know if there's any good elementary school near the area? Is it mostly Hispanic and blacks in the neighborhood?
I got a friend who lives on Crescent ave north of Fulton, its mostly Hispanic and black, hispanic being the larger group. He lives there with his pregnant girlfriend, a hipster black girl and a gay black dude. They don't have any problems coming home at night, however South of Fulton may be another story. CH has some okay pockets and some bad ones, its the hood but its not as dangerous as the areas surrounding it. Not sure about the quality of the elementary schools though, if you're one of those parents who can get involved with your kids teachers and education it may work out. But why not go just a little further over the border into Ozone Park?
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Old 04-28-2010, 11:41 AM
 
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It's mainly because of the price of the house and the location seems pretty convenient. I am looking into Ozone Park as well, hopefully I have the luck to find something that is affordable.
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Old 04-28-2010, 12:15 PM
 
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Great group. Their first album was a staple of early '90's Hip-H...........oh wait, you're talking about the Brookyln neighborhood? Sorry, can't help you there.
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Old 04-28-2010, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Crown Heights
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Great group. Their first album was a staple of early '90's Hip-H...........oh wait, you're talking about the Brookyln neighborhood? Sorry, can't help you there.
^ LOL, you're ridiculous, but no, not the Soul Assassins.
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Old 04-28-2010, 05:24 PM
 
Location: Bay Ridge, NY
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I've been to Cypress Hills several times and although people always say how it's the hood, it's really not that bad. You will see a crazy story about people getting stabbed at a house party or something every once in a while, but I assume you're not going to be hanging out anywhere where this has a possibility of happening. If you're a driver, be aware of the monster potholes that are all over the place. It's mainly Hispanic in the north part, and you'll see a lot of people hanging out on their stoops, and having fun, just like anyplace else. The one bad thing I will say though is that the neighborhood feels kinda dirty, but that might just be me. I would say Ozone Park is definitely a better neighborhood, but in terms of affordability, I'm sure you can get a steal in Cypress Hills since no one is really moving there. Check it out for yourself, and see what you think.
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