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Old 08-31-2016, 09:14 PM
 
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I am moving from Philly to Brooklyn for an internship, and since it was last min the only real good thing I could find was in Flatbush on 28th and Clarendon. It's a huge 1br and new inside and has a yard and everything, the building itself was great, just wondering about the area? I am originally from the Bronx so I know what to expect, not some lil white rich boi from long island. But I'm a 20y/o white male and just really wanna know if Flatbush is still as bad as it was. I will be walking home from the subway late at night almost every night and if it's still bad as people say it is I'm a little concerned, but if anyone who lives there currently or has experience there can share with me it'll be greatly appreciated
Thanks!
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Old 08-31-2016, 09:30 PM
 
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I'm a white dude and I was out there a few months ago for a BBQ. It seemed fine to me. I don't think there is really anywhere these days in NYC where it is really dangerous for anyone. Just be street smart and don't flash your valuables around. Your quality of life may not be super great, like no bar on your corner that you like, but your rent should be reasonable and your apartment large.

Just be sure you are not too far from a subway so you can get around easy. But you are from here so you know most of this.
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Old 09-01-2016, 04:24 PM
 
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Nothing in this city is "as bad as it was". Although to be fair you're only 20, so don't have much to compare to.

It's a huge neighborhood. A lot of it is crappy. The avenues are disgusting and a lot of the side streets are too. Kind of like much of the Bronx, so you should be familiar. And for that matter, you're coming back from Philly, which is equally if not more filthy than anything in this city. So just understand that, and you'll know what you're getting into.
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Old 09-02-2016, 08:44 AM
 
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Nothing in this city is "as bad as it was". Although to be fair you're only 20, so don't have much to compare to.

It's a huge neighborhood. A lot of it is crappy. The avenues are disgusting and a lot of the side streets are too. Kind of like much of the Bronx, so you should be familiar. And for that matter, you're coming back from Philly, which is equally if not more filthy than anything in this city. So just understand that, and you'll know what you're getting into.
Every urban area in NYC is filthy so I don't see your point
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Old 09-02-2016, 01:40 PM
 
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Every urban area in NYC is filthy so I don't see your point

Some much more so than others.
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Old 09-03-2016, 02:00 PM
 
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Clarendon Road and East 28th is still fine. My Grandmother lived there her entire life.
Moved to Flatbush when she was 19 and never left (she's buried in Holy Cross Cemetery).
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