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Old 05-02-2011, 07:26 AM
 
Location: NY
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I'm going to attend some classes this year at Brooklyn College(Flatbush avenue) and most of my classes are between 6 PM and 10PM.
I would not be worried of those classes that leave at 8PM or so but what about leaving the campus at 10PM to get onto the 2 or 5 train and tranfer at Grand Central? Is this going to be a dangerous thing to do? I am a 27 yeard old female. I live around the 7 line near corona plaza/ I'm particularly concered about the commute from the College to the Grand central terminal when I "ll be in the 2 or 5 train.

Any help here?
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Old 05-02-2011, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Just be aware of your surrounds at night over there. The college is right near the Junction. I also go to Brooklyn College. It's not really a bad area. Those train lines can be bad though.
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Old 05-02-2011, 07:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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I'm going to attend some classes this year at Brooklyn College(Flatbush avenue) and most of my classes are between 6 PM and 10PM.
I would not be worried of those classes that leave at 8PM or so but what about leaving the campus at 10PM to get onto the 2 or 5 train and tranfer at Grand Central? Is this going to be a dangerous thing to do? I am a 27 yeard old female. I live around the 7 line near corona plaza/ I'm particularly concered about the commute from the College to the Grand central terminal when I "ll be in the 2 or 5 train.

Any help here?

It's not any more dangerous than riding the 7 from the first stop to Grand Central at the same time of night.


You'll most likely make at least one friend who is also in your position and you'll ride together. You'll use the entrance by the comics store and Navy recruiting station and wait for the trains to come at the terminus like everyone else. You'll get the hang of it quickly.
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Old 05-02-2011, 08:13 PM
 
Location: Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
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Act like you know what your doing and be aware of your surroundings. The area can be bad(at night the most). But like what was said before me, try to make a friend who can help you out a bit.
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Old 05-02-2011, 11:28 PM
 
Location: The Present
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its not really a bad area, just bring some reading material while your on the train..even after you leave franklin avenue it feels like the train is riding on the brakes.
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Old 05-05-2011, 07:49 AM
 
Location: NY
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Thanks guys. I was a litte nervous about late night classes. . surprisingly, the college has late evening classes for graduate studies in my Dept. there are classes that end at 10 PM too. ofcourse, most days I'll leave by 8 PM. So that's fine I believe. But the 10 PM thing really scared me off.


Also, does anyone know if I have a shorter/faster train route?? currently, the commute takes me 1.5 hours one -way. That's so tiring.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:05 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York, United States
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Thanks guys. I was a litte nervous about late night classes. . surprisingly, the college has late evening classes for graduate studies in my Dept. there are classes that end at 10 PM too. ofcourse, most days I'll leave by 8 PM. So that's fine I believe. But the 10 PM thing really scared me off.


Also, does anyone know if I have a shorter/faster train route?? currently, the commute takes me 1.5 hours one -way. That's so tiring
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Sorry. The train system here is mainly designed to bring people from the other boros into Manhattan. You'll just have to get used to adjusting your sleeping habits to be sure to stay awake on the train.
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Old 05-05-2011, 10:07 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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If you are leery, sit in the conductor's car which is the fifth or sixth car depending on what side the doors open.
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Old 05-06-2011, 02:21 PM
 
Location: NY
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Travelling in the same car as the conductor is a good idea. fifth or sixth would mean the middle of the train isn't it?
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Old 05-06-2011, 09:07 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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Interesting that I just read this article yesterday
Train Riders Robbed by Teens > YourNabe.com > Throggs Neck > Bronx Times Reporter
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