U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Covid-19 Information Page
Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
 
Old 01-19-2012, 01:47 AM
 
1 posts, read 26,780 times
Reputation: 11

Advertisements

I just looked into moving into an apartment i really like there with a friend of mine. were both 20 year old white girls.
I keep strange hours and it wouldnt be unusual for me to be coming home at 2 or 3 am.
I hear mixed reviews about how good/bad this area is.
Thoughts?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message

 
Old 01-19-2012, 01:57 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
115 posts, read 244,739 times
Reputation: 76
Quote:
Originally Posted by NewToTheCity8 View Post
I just looked into moving into an apartment i really like there with a friend of mine. were both 20 year old white girls.
I keep strange hours and it wouldnt be unusual for me to be coming home at 2 or 3 am.
I hear mixed reviews about how good/bad this area is.
Thoughts?
Bad idea.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 02:12 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
2,633 posts, read 4,105,493 times
Reputation: 3552
Find someplace else to inhabit. It's not safe at 9pm let alone 2am.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 02:21 PM
 
4,940 posts, read 7,386,062 times
Reputation: 4434
Just look in queens or farther south in brooklyn if you can't afford a nice part of north brooklyn. I don't understand people sometimes.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 03:39 PM
 
Location: Planet Earth
111 posts, read 150,511 times
Reputation: 97
Newtothecity...you won't be so new after living there for 1 week.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 03:56 PM
 
105 posts, read 294,476 times
Reputation: 117
There are still drugs and gangs in Bushwick, and there are also families, kids, old people, and hardworking people of all kinds. Young transplants (the haters will call them hipsters) are moving in. Many transplants are doing just fine in this area, but you really need to judge for yourself by going (with some friends) at different hours and seeing how it feels. It's really block to block around there, so you have to feel it out. Find your routes to the subway and the stores nearby and see how those routes feel. Trust your instincts and be advised that you have to be smart anywhere in NY. Me and my tenants (20 y/o white and latino and arabic girls - I am a 40 y/o white guy) live off the Wilson stop of the L train (this area is widely touted as "unsafe" by a lot of posters on here). My tenants and I have lived here for a year now, and when I recently asked them how they've managed in the neighborhood they attested that they have never felt unsafe, and that they enjoy the proximity to the Myrtle/Wyckoff stop, Knickerbocker Ave., etc. Granted, we are two short blocks to the train and the walk takes us up Wilson Ave, which is heavily trafficked, with bodgas, etc. Hope this helps.

Good luck.

Last edited by tkak69; 01-19-2012 at 04:23 PM..
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:53 PM
 
12,252 posts, read 23,135,732 times
Reputation: 10131
Quote:
Originally Posted by tkak69 View Post
There are still drugs and gangs in Bushwick, and there are also families, kids, old people, and hardworking people of all kinds. Young transplants (the haters will call them hipsters) are moving in.

Good luck.
Wait, if you call a hipster a hipster, it automatically means you are a hater?
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 05:59 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
46,038 posts, read 31,274,613 times
Reputation: 7848
Quote:
Originally Posted by Henna View Post
Wait, if you call a hipster a hipster, it automatically means you are a hater?
Yep, just like if a hipster calls themselves a hipster, then they are no longer a hipster.
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:14 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY born & raised!
2,633 posts, read 4,105,493 times
Reputation: 3552
Basic rule of thumb:

The closer you are to the Broadway Junction stop, the crappier and more dangerous the area gets. Gates station on the J is only 3 stops off. Which basically means you might be okay during the day, but at night is fairly questionable. Most of Bushwick is still pretty rough, the parts by the L train tend to be a little more safer than the parts by the J train. (However even on the L, the same Broadway Junction rule applies).
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
 
Old 01-19-2012, 08:29 PM
 
2 posts, read 37,875 times
Reputation: 22
ghettoghettoghettoghettokibblesandbitsghetto
Rate this post positively Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


 
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:


Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > U.S. Forums > New York > New York City
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Contact Us - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37 - Top