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Old 11-04-2013, 12:42 PM
 
Location: Wilmette, IL
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West 155th? It's Ok immediately near Riverside Drive but I wouldn't really recommend living east of Broadway. Inwood, Hudson Heights are safer than Sugar Hill IMO. I'd recommend staying north of 175th Street and west of Broadway if you're looking to move to Upper Manhattan.

Walk around the areas you're interested in moving to both during the day and at night, maybe once more on the weekend to get a good feeling of how it is vs the weekdays. Keep in mind also that it's November and people aren't out on the street like they are in the summertime. A street that seems quiet during the fall and winter may not be so quiet in the middle of summer.... I learned that the hard way living near the Dyckman nightclub strip on 200th and Broadway.
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Old 11-04-2013, 05:49 PM
 
Location: NYC
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West 155th? It's Ok immediately near Riverside Drive but I wouldn't really recommend living east of Broadway. Inwood, Hudson Heights are safer than Sugar Hill IMO.
i believe sugar hill specifically refers to a few blocks east of b'way (there's an avenue called sugar hill). riverside drive area is called hamilton heights south of 155 and washington heights north of it AFAIK

both hamilton heights and WH are better than SH

i'd recommend any of WH, hudson heights or inwood over hamilton heights as well
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:16 PM
 
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Thanks again everyone!

To make it clearer, I was referring to Sugar Hill where the C train on West 155th is but by the comments I don't think its somewhere I would want to live at right now, maybe in a couple of years when the area improves a bit more
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:25 AM
 
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Thanks again everyone!

To make it clearer, I was referring to Sugar Hill where the C train on West 155th is but by the comments I don't think its somewhere I would want to live at right now, maybe in a couple of years when the area improves a bit more
What's your budget
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Old 06-04-2015, 01:37 PM
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hi , i will take subway to 191 then walk to a church at 187 on weekend morning, is it safe walk from the station to the church ?
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Old 06-06-2015, 09:26 AM
 
Location: Lower East Side, NYC
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hi , i will take subway to 191 then walk to a church at 187 on weekend morning, is it safe walk from the station to the church ?
Yeah, you'll be fine. Just have your wits about you if you're around after dark.
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Old 06-06-2015, 11:16 AM
 
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Both the A and the 1 are pretty safe; the A train stations are more attractive. As a woman, I wouldn't walk the #1 tunnel at midnight, but I'd probably be just fine. With spouse, no issues at all. We've lived here over a year and taken both trains at pretty much any hour. Can't even imagine what sort of emergency could require Spanish language skills, but I imagine some residents and shop workers might only speak Spanish.
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Old 08-27-2015, 02:42 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Both the A and the 1 are pretty safe; the A train stations are more attractive. As a woman, I wouldn't walk the #1 tunnel at midnight, but I'd probably be just fine. With spouse, no issues at all. We've lived here over a year and taken both trains at pretty much any hour. Can't even imagine what sort of emergency could require Spanish language skills, but I imagine some residents and shop workers might only speak Spanish.

This area is generally safe regardless of the time. That tunnel is a big spooky and is kind of a long walk but you should be fine.

As far as Spanish skills, yes, you do need them. Usually shop keepers speak English (with a heavy accent) so no worries there, but most older residents 40 years old and above (and there are many of them) speak little to no English despite living in this country for decades. So in the pinch of an emergency, some Spanish will come in handy for you. Wash. Heights can feel like Miami in that sense. So I would brush up on a few basic phrases.
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