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Old 03-13-2011, 02:32 PM
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I'm working in the financial district this summer and thinking of renting a room in the LES. Is the LES safe? I'll probably be at the office 12 hours a day, so I won't be in the LES a lot, but I may get home at night around 7 - 8 pm. I'd be taking the subway and it's about a 5 minute walk to the subway from the residence.

The room would be $600 a month and I'd be renting from a family friend. Should I take the offer?
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Old 03-13-2011, 02:40 PM
 
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Is Violent Crime Increasing on the Lower East Side?

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Old 03-13-2011, 02:45 PM
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[URL="http://www.thelodownny.com/leslog/2010/07/is-violent-crime-increasing-on-the-lower-east-side.html"]Is Violent Crime Increasing on the Lower East Side? [/URL]
Thanks. So would you take the $600/month offer for a bedroom in a 3 BR apartment? It seems like a good deal to me, but I am unfamiliar with the NY housing market. As mentioned earlier, it'd be a 5 minute walk to the subway.

I'm originally from California and have lived in Berkeley and Oakland. Anyone want to compare the safety of LES with the safety of the East Bay to the safety of LES? I hear that LES is "hipster" central, which sounds somewhat similar to the East Bay, although I think Berkeley/Oakland have way more homeless people.
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Old 03-13-2011, 03:38 PM
 
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It seems like a good deal to me,
It seems like a good deal. Take it. A lot of finance firms pay for a corporate night car for example after you've worked 11 hours. Inquire with your co-workers or HR.

Hipster Central is Williamsburg. LES is more like Hipster Overspill. Just my opinion.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:05 PM
 
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The LES has one of the highest crime rates in NYC but it is still much safer than Oakland.
NYC has a very low crime rate compared to other US big cities.You will be fine as long as you don't hang out by the projects.Sounds like a good deal.Go for it.

You might be confusing LES with East Village re hipsters ? As Grimace said,Williamsburg is hipster central,definitely not the LES.
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Old 03-13-2011, 04:15 PM
 
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The LES is very safe compared to other areas within the U.S. It's my old stomping grounds! My uncle used to own a bar down in the Bowery.. I love the LES. It's gritty and real and you can get tons and tons of cheap food.

Go for it!
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