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Old 03-13-2012, 09:04 AM
 
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Hello,

Would appreciate some advice. I am flying to NY for medical reasons, and have never been there before.

I would like to know what the area of 5th Avenue, between 107th and 106th Street is like. I will not be traveling by public transport, but would still like to know what the area is like during the day. I will be staying on Long Island, at Riverhead, so will need to travel from there (taxi or similar).

Thank you.

Sav
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:20 AM
 
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If you want to know what it looks like, take Google street view virtual tour. That block is a residential complex. Why do you want to go there since there is no medical facility there and Mount Sinai is a few blocks south? IMO, that area is fine, especially at daytime.
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Old 03-13-2012, 09:58 AM
 
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Thank you for the information. I will take your advice and do the google street view virtual tour.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:28 AM
 
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That area is safe during the day. I don't know where you are coming from, but it might not *look* safe, but it will be. You will have to take the subway to 103rd, and walk a few avenues, it will not be that bad. Or, you could take the bus up Madison. Public transportation from Riverhead is a long way, will take you at least three hours to get there. I would at least cab it from Penn Station (will be about $15).
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:32 AM
 
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Google street view won't show you how safe the intercetion is,
it will just show you how it looks like.

I think the area is OK during the daytime.
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Old 03-13-2012, 10:39 AM
 
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Check out also the NYC safety map at the top of the forum.
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Old 03-13-2012, 12:11 PM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Hello,

Would appreciate some advice. I am flying to NY for medical reasons, and have never been there before.

I would like to know what the area of 5th Avenue, between 107th and 106th Street is like. I will not be traveling by public transport, but would still like to know what the area is like during the day. I will be staying on Long Island, at Riverhead, so will need to travel from there (taxi or similar).

Thank you.

Sav
The neighborhood is ok during the day.

I hope you are aware of how far Riverhead is from NYC.It's 2 hours by car,2.5 hours by train and close to $200 for a taxi.Why are you staying there for medical treatment in NYC ?
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Old 03-13-2012, 05:35 PM
 
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The neighborhood is ok during the day.

I hope you are aware of how far Riverhead is from NYC.It's 2 hours by car,2.5 hours by train and close to $200 for a taxi.Why are you staying there for medical treatment in NYC ?
Yeah, if you do a little bit of research, you can get a reasonably priced room in Manhattan and save a ton on cab fare (plus, it'll be a lot easier to get a cab in the first place, because cabs don't like going out to LI because it's so far out).

I know there are some nice hotels along York Avenue on the UES around $175-$200. Just book them through a site like hotels.com and you'll get a good deal.
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Old 03-26-2013, 04:02 AM
 
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It is NOT safe! I've lived there (106th Street and Madison) for 17 years and the place has become a haven for drug dealers and gangs. That is why I got out of there! It has deteriorated within the last five years and shootings are random. I would advise looking south of 106, like 96th Street. There is a more profound quality of life there. No need to risk your life further around the degenerates at 106th Street area who do not appreciate where they live and have no respect for authority or their neighbors.

Hope this realistic assessment helps you in your search.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:13 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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The neighborhood is perfectly fine, highly desirable in fact...but don't stray too far East on a regular basis.
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