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Old 09-04-2007, 08:39 AM
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I am looking for the possibility of living in that area. I am asking for the police friends or anyone near the neighbourhood " Is that a safer place to live? " Are there any frequent robbery or fighting?

Thank you very much.
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Old 09-04-2007, 05:14 PM
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I live 16 blocks north of that point you mention. The 50th pct is a half block away. There are at least 2 irish Pubs, a Carvel, a deli, a big carpet store, a big houseware store, a diner a Domino's, greek restaurant, an Eckerd Drugstore, a McD's. It's a lively area.

parking can be tough. No frequent fights(except maybe between manhattan College students) or robberies that I know of

For an area under an el it's certainly good
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:41 PM
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Default 236th & Broadway

Hi. I went to high school on 231 and broadway. I live not too far from there now. Whether it's safe or not all depends on your perspective and where you are coming from.

I would say the area is "okay", but it's right next to the elevated train station and the housing projects are not too far. The neighborhood is not good at night. There are some fairly decent places to eat, but the choices are minimal. I would personally not live there.

If you are flexible, I would recommend the Inwood neighborhood. Overall safer, nice large prewar apartments, big nice park, decent places to eat, train nearby for easy access to Midtown, and still very reasonable rents.

Also, just south of Inwood is Washington Heights. Not as nice as inwood, but if you stay west of Broadway you'll be okay and the rents are still very affordable.

Does that help?
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Old 09-04-2007, 09:17 PM
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It's a decent neighborhood. Close to the subway, stores, restaurants etc. I'd give it a thumbs up.
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