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Old 05-28-2010, 07:03 PM
 
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Hi. My search for a reasonably priced and reasonably safe at night area has led me to Midwood. I can't afford Manhattan/Park Slope/Williamsburg etc, prices, but need to be able to get off the train and walk home at 2-3am while feeling reasonably safe. I don't care about hip/trendy. Walked through much of the neighborbood yesterday and really liked it.

So, my question to those of you who know Midwood is this: Is all of Midwood pretty similar in terms of safety or are there any pockets that have more trouble? I've lived in PLG and Jersey City and I know that you've gotta watch your back at 3am no matter where you are, but generally speaking, is the whole area pretty good?

I'm wondering how Ocean & Ave I is...
And East 13th & Kings Highway

Is there any difference in the area around the B/Q trains versus the F train area versus the 2/5 area?

I'm really just trying to balance what i can afford against the safest possible area to walk a couple blocks in the middle of the night.

Thanks for any help!!!!!
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Old 05-28-2010, 07:24 PM
 
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Hi. My search for a reasonably priced and reasonably safe at night area has led me to Midwood. I can't afford Manhattan/Park Slope/Williamsburg etc, prices, but need to be able to get off the train and walk home at 2-3am while feeling reasonably safe. I don't care about hip/trendy. Walked through much of the neighborbood yesterday and really liked it.

So, my question to those of you who know Midwood is this: Is all of Midwood pretty similar in terms of safety or are there any pockets that have more trouble? I've lived in PLG and Jersey City and I know that you've gotta watch your back at 3am no matter where you are, but generally speaking, is the whole area pretty good?

I'm wondering how Ocean & Ave I is...
And East 13th & Kings Highway

Is there any difference in the area around the B/Q trains versus the F train area versus the 2/5 area?

I'm really just trying to balance what i can afford against the safest possible area to walk a couple blocks in the middle of the night.

Thanks for any help!!!!!
both are safe...b/q trains are safest in midwood. me personally i prefer the ocean & I location
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Old 05-28-2010, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Ocean Avenue and I is, how shall I say, a little sketchier than East 13 and Kings Highway. Although it is less hectic, because the Highway is a commercial street there, and Ocean Avenue is purely residential.

Not much difference in the train service in terms of running time from Midwood to Manhattan, although of course when the station reconstruction work is complete, the B train won't stop at Avenue J.
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Old 05-29-2010, 03:24 AM
 
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thanks 7th floor and fredx. i like the B/Q trains since that was all i used for a couple years when i lived in PLG. never had any problems on that train late at night.
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Old 05-29-2010, 02:23 PM
 
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Midwood is safe in most/majority of the neighborhood really. E13 and King Highway is very safe place. Although Ocean and I isn't terrible either.

I'd say there is a difference between B/Q and 2/5 trains. I prefer taking B/Q when I can even though I have to walk 10+ block to get home, whereas from 2/5 train I only have to walk 4 blocks.

Basically the area before Ave J is really safe. But once you pass Ave J and into Ave I and then Flatbush area thats when it gets sketchy.
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Old 05-30-2010, 01:45 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY $$$
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i live in midwood right now , overall it is one probably one of the safest if not the safest area in brooklyn, you can walk hear at anytime , i just walked in my house from nostrand to east 14 at 4 am with peace. and it is very diverse and the b/q train is only 30 - 40 minutes from manhattan.
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Old 05-30-2010, 03:07 AM
 
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hey jordan...at what avenue did you make that 4am walk? thanks.
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Old 05-30-2010, 06:07 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I live in Midwood also...you don't have to pick and choose. You can walk anywhere around here in safety. A few years ago, there was an article in the New York Times about Midwood. It's considered to be one of the prime residential areas in the entire city, although of course you always have difficulty getting people to set foot in Brooklyn (the mere sound of that word seems to frighten them away--which, as a native son of this borough, I always find amusing).

Historical factoid: the bike path that runs the full 5-1/2 miles of Ocean Parkway happens to be the oldest dedicated bike path in the United States. It was inaugurated in 1895.
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Old 06-09-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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thanks for the help in this midwood thread. i wound up finding an apartment at coney island ave between j and k. had to walk back from the train at 4am last night and was happy to see i wasn't the only person on the street...and that the other people on the street at 4am appeared harmless.
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