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Old 10-06-2013, 12:31 AM
 
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I've never been around this area and may have to soon so I'm wondering if its safe around there particularly in the morning/evening times? Or better yet is the neighborhood as a whole?

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Old 10-06-2013, 03:40 AM
 
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191st Street on the 1 train and 190th Street on the A train are in Washington Heights, but the train stops are like 2 completely different neighborhoods. A train is better if you have the money.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:26 AM
 
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I've never been around this area and may have to soon so I'm wondering if its safe around there particularly in the morning/evening times? Or better yet is the neighborhood as a whole?

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to live or work?
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:23 AM
 
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to live or work?
It will be a temporary job.
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Old 10-06-2013, 11:03 AM
 
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191st Street on the 1 train and 190th Street on the A train are in Washington Heights, but the train stops are like 2 completely different neighborhoods. A train is better if you have the money.
yes and no. there is a tunnel to a broadway entrance for the 191st st 1 stop on broadway. i live west of broadway near these stops and take each several times a week. it's pretty much equidistant to the A or the 1. maybe a minute closer walk to the A, if at all

if you mean up the hill on fort washington versus audubon, then yes pretty different - agreed 100%. my point is only that there are plenty of nice spots serviced by the 1 up there

anyway, the neighborhood is fine, but somewhat better on west of broadway. however, some parts east of broadway aren't bad either, especially on a block like hillside or fairview

for a temp job, i wouldn't really worry at all west vs. east. just find something decent. if you're staying a while, put in a little more time to make sure you find a place west of b'way, if nothing else it's quieter so you'll sleep better

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Old 10-06-2013, 12:22 PM
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yes and no. there is a tunnel to a broadway entrance for the 191st st 1 stop on broadway. i live west of broadway near these stops and take each several times a week. it's pretty much equidistant to the A or the 1. maybe a minute closer walk to the A, if at allr
Does the tunnel have safety issues at night? I remember using it and thinking it was likely unsafe at night.
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Old 10-06-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: NYC
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Does the tunnel have safety issues at night? I remember using it and thinking it was likely unsafe at night.
as an adult male i have no issues walking through it at any time. i can see how a lady might get a bit freaked out by it walking after midnight but i've never seen any crimes or seedy characters hanging around. if you're coming off the train, there are usually at least a few other people around coming off the train with you because the 1 train is heavily used and runs very frequently

there are actually tunnels for both the 1 and A if you are coming from b'way, but the 1 is definitely longer and spookier

if one really wants to avoid tunnels you can take the elevator up and walk the local streets, but that's *much* longer if you're going towards broadway

EDIT - actually the worst thing about the tunnel is that there's a panhandler guy who plays a guitar and sings - *terribly*. the guitar is always way way way out of tune and he has a terrible voice and sings the same "have a good day" lyric over and over and over again... the tunnel is so long you have to listen to it for a couple of minutes. he switches from the A to the 1. ugh! i wish we could get the awesome musicians up here like on columbus circle and other midtown stops...
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:50 PM
 
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Nah you good.
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Old 10-06-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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The tunnel is a bit spooky but during normal business hours it has decent foot traffic. Once you get on to Broadway itself, it is a safe area, including the fact that the 34th precinct station house is just a couple blocks away. However for being Broadway in Manhattan it is a relatively quiet area especially 190 to 181 in regard to foot traffic and business.
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:27 PM
 
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OP: Place is relatively safe during day. I suggest you learn some Spanish in case emergency arises & you come in contact with resident there that talks more Spanglish than English. This will help in long run.
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