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Old 01-22-2010, 06:08 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Hi everybody,

My name is Ricardo and I am a Spanish Professor of American Studies. I'll be spending six weeks at UNL next Spring and I would like to have information about the city and the university. I'll be staying at a small bread-and-breakfast (called Hawley) in 545 North 25th Street. Is that a nice and safe area of town? Is that far from downtown? Any info will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ricardo
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Old 01-22-2010, 09:21 AM
 
Location: Here
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Hi everybody,

My name is Ricardo and I am a Spanish Professor of American Studies. I'll be spending six weeks at UNL next Spring and I would like to have information about the city and the university. I'll be staying at a small bread-and-breakfast (called Hawley) in 545 North 25th Street. Is that a nice and safe area of town? Is that far from downtown? Any info will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ricardo


That area is one of the older parts of Lincoln. Some in Lincoln would say that it is not the safest. But in all reality all areas of Lincoln are pretty safe if you are not involved in illegal activity.

The center of the university is on 14th street so you are 10-15 blocks from the university depending on what part you are going to. The university is downtown so you wont be far away. Especially during the day I would feel perfectly safe walking that entire area. Even at night if I had someone with me I wouldn't worry about it.

Hopefully you will get here after the weather has started to get nice for spring. Lincoln is a very beautiful city in once the snow melts off and the weather gets nice.


http://www.hawleybb.com/attractions.html
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Old 01-22-2010, 10:16 PM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Hi everybody,

My name is Ricardo and I am a Spanish Professor of American Studies. I'll be spending six weeks at UNL next Spring and I would like to have information about the city and the university. I'll be staying at a small bread-and-breakfast (called Hawley) in 545 North 25th Street. Is that a nice and safe area of town? Is that far from downtown? Any info will be much appreciated.

Thanks,
Ricardo
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Welcome to Lincoln Ricardo. Like DsRich said the area you mentioned is safe IF you are not involved in illegal activities. I live just a few blocks South of you on the other side of "O" street. "O" street is the main East to West street that runs right through the middle of town. Most of the crime in the neighborhoods close to downtown are robbery and home invasions. Most of the time they are druggies stealing from other druggies. You will be close to the bus routes but they don't run after 7 PM. You are within walking distance of several ethnic grocery stores with quite a variety of foods available. You will be about one mile from all the theaters, bars and food places downtown. Riding a bicycle is probably the best way of getting to and from if the weather is decent. You will need a good cable lock for the bike though but isn't that true just about anywhere?
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Old 01-23-2010, 05:07 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Thank you DsRich and Gunluvver. I've been looking at other hotels in Lincoln but they are either too far from UNL or too expensive for a six-week stay. The Hawley looks fine and within walking distance from UNL (I have no bike or any other means of transportation whatsoever). Since my routine will be doing library work during the morning and working at home during the afternoon, I don't think I will have any trouble walking through the neighbourhood. And I certainly don't mean to engage in any illegal business!!! (I still don't understand what that means, anyway: if I were to deal with drugs then druggies would try to rob me?)

Thanks again,
Ricardo
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Here
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Thank you DsRich and Gunluvver. I've been looking at other hotels in Lincoln but they are either too far from UNL or too expensive for a six-week stay. The Hawley looks fine and within walking distance from UNL (I have no bike or any other means of transportation whatsoever). Since my routine will be doing library work during the morning and working at home during the afternoon, I don't think I will have any trouble walking through the neighbourhood. And I certainly don't mean to engage in any illegal business!!! (I still don't understand what that means, anyway: if I were to deal with drugs then druggies would try to rob me?)

Thanks again,
Ricardo

Yeah basically we just mean that the people that have crimes committed against them are usually the ones committing crimes themsleves. Drug dealing, breaking in to cars, things like that.
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Old 01-23-2010, 07:45 AM
 
Location: Nebraska
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Thank you DsRich and Gunluvver. I've been looking at other hotels in Lincoln but they are either too far from UNL or too expensive for a six-week stay. The Hawley looks fine and within walking distance from UNL (I have no bike or any other means of transportation whatsoever). Since my routine will be doing library work during the morning and working at home during the afternoon, I don't think I will have any trouble walking through the neighbourhood. And I certainly don't mean to engage in any illegal business!!! (I still don't understand what that means, anyway: if I were to deal with drugs then druggies would try to rob me?)

Thanks again,
Ricardo
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Yes Ricardo, a lot of the crime in Lincoln is from drug transactions gone awry. One bunch of druggies ripping off another drug dealer or someone absconding with the money in a drug deal. A cop I know that works in the area you are looking at told me about some of the reported thefts supposed "victims" have called in to report. He is amazed at how many people who are involved in illegal transactions call the police when they get ripped off by another party. I guess we should be thankful that most criminals are stupid.

GL2
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Old 01-23-2010, 06:59 PM
 
Location: West of the Rockies
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I am a UNL student and I can tell you the surrounding area of UNL is probably one of the safest campuses ever. I take walks at 2AM without having to bring mace with me. And I don't even see as many drunks on the street as I do at other campuses.

But FYI, as with almost all campuses, parking really sucks. Even faculty and administration have to pay for their own parking permits. Do you know whether you'll be working on City or East Campus?
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:55 AM
 
Location: Spain
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Thanks everybody for the information. Skidamarink: I'll be working in both the English Department--that is, Andrews Hall--and the library. And mainly between 8:00 and 16:00, I guess. I'm just a few blocks away from the campus, so I don't really need any transport--and I love walking.
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