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Old 08-24-2011, 10:43 AM
 
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I'm a russian girl of 20 years old travelling alone. I'll rent an appartment in Manhattan for 2 weeks & I'd greately appreciate advice on personal safety from born and raised new yorkers
I have a habit of returning home way after midnight & even though I'm confident & comfortable with it, how stupid or reckless would it be to live at 130th/Broadway And Ri or Broadway/150th St?

I'm also curious about this place: Fort Washington/160th St.

Your comments are crucial to me, please reply. Thanks
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:06 AM
 
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Those areas are Harlem and Hamilton Heights, not the UWS. They are both pretty safe in the daytime, but I would not feel secure walking alone to 130th between Broadway and Riverside at night -- it's pretty isolated there. 150th and Broadway would be safer, since Broadway is a main street and there are usually still some businesses open and people out. But even there, I honestly wouldn't feel comfortable walking home alone after midnight. At least not on a regular basis. Fort Washington/160th is further from transport, and I wouldn't do it.

If you can afford it, I would suggest looking somewhere south of 125th Street and on Broadway or west. You'll still have be very alert and careful, but these are generally safer areas. If you must choose between those three apartments, I would choose 150th and Broadway for the reasons I said above -- at least you'll be on a fairly lively street.

Good luck!
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:24 AM
 
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Thank you very much for your advice, I'll have to seach more south as you said. I appreciate your time & help
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Old 08-24-2011, 11:36 AM
 
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How about W 8th St/5th Ave 6th Ave? It looks quite south
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Old 08-24-2011, 01:14 PM
 
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How about W 8th St/5th Ave 6th Ave? It looks quite south
that is sort of around the edge of the West Village. It is fine.
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Old 08-24-2011, 02:00 PM
 
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Thank you very much for your advice, I'll have to seach more south as you said. I appreciate your time & help
Any place above 120th st would seem risky at night Try to find something on Broadway or Amsterdam around Colombia Univ which is between 116th and 120th and subway station is pretty close by
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Old 08-24-2011, 05:55 PM
 
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How about W 8th St/5th Ave 6th Ave? It looks quite south

Anyone would be happy in that neighborhood...$$$$$$$
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Old 08-25-2011, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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That isn't UWS, that's Harlem, and it's the hood.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:55 PM
 
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When you say hood, you mean its the beginning of Harlem or its a poor part of Harlem or ..?
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Old 08-25-2011, 10:48 PM
 
Location: Putnam County, NY
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When you say hood, you mean its the beginning of Harlem or its a poor part of Harlem or ..?
On the West Side, Harlem begins at about 123rd Street (It also begins at Central park North/W110th Street; and on the East Side at about 100th St<E.96th Street traditonally> )

So those addresses are right in Harlem.

Last edited by Wes927; 08-25-2011 at 10:51 PM.. Reason: type-o
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