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Old 09-06-2011, 03:37 PM
 
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Hi just need some advice .. (29+ ,Male, single professional)
just looked at a place on 238th between Sedgewick and Orloff in the Bronx. Interested in knowing the saftey of the area. Honestly, any input on the area would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:11 PM
 
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Default I live in central Riverdale

so i get access to that area's crime reports in the local papers. honestly i see a lot of incidents in the local paper cited in that Van Cortlandt Village/Ft Independence area (mostly quick street robberies, hardly any violent)

however that is a very nice, attractive area, and despite what i mentioned above, pretty safe
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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Default if i am accurate

the street you speak of may have a step street. often many robberies are committed on step streets in the area
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:41 PM
 
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the street you speak of may have a step street. often many robberies are committed on step streets in the area
I think you're right.....I think 238th Street has a big step street from Kingsbridge Terrace to Sedgewick Avenue.
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:52 PM
 
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Yes it does have a steps, but overall how is that area? From your knowledge is that a random occurance or a more frequent thing?..
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:54 PM
 
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a very good area, but definitely know that those incidents happen on those quiet tree lined streets
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Old 09-06-2011, 04:56 PM
 
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Default not gangs

or packs of criminals, incidents are usually one or two perps at most
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Old 09-06-2011, 05:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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It's a nice neighborhood.Crime is pretty infrequent.Most of the apartment buildings in the neighborhood are Co Ops.Lots of trees and lots of nice houses.Numerous subway and bus options to midtown and close to Van Cortlandt Park.


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/07/01/re...te/01livi.html

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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so i get access to that area's crime reports in the local papers. honestly i see a lot of incidents in the local paper cited in that Van Cortlandt Village/Ft Independence area (mostly quick street robberies, hardly any violent)

however that is a very nice, attractive area, and despite what i mentioned above, pretty safe


Could you tell me what papers you use to get your stats? I am from the area and I have never experienced crime. Sure there are some unsavory characters every now and then but then again this is NYC and there is crime almost everywhere. IF any crime is in the area, it is usually in the Marble Hill projects....but the 50th precinct keeps a leash on the animals that live on the Bailey project building

The entire neighborhood comes under the 50th precinct.....here's a link...

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloa...s/cs050pct.pdf

and


NYPD - Precinct Finder




To the OP, I like the area. Its convenient to all the major highways and public transportation. Streets are quiet at night....but there are exceptions. The streets you mentioned are extremely quiet and are very safe....

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Old 09-06-2011, 06:49 PM
 
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Default yes I was going to say

The Riverdale Press. Lived here for 20 years, lots of incidents in that area, none violent tho

I am not saying it's an unsafe area, just going by what i have read

Personally i like the area a lot
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