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Old 05-02-2008, 05:50 AM
 
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I am a young white male moving to w138th/amsterdam avenue, can anyone let me know anything about the area, safety and how is it after dark?
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:58 AM
 
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This isn't someplace I'd want to be unless accompanied by someone else I know.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I am a young white male moving to w138th/amsterdam avenue, can anyone let me know anything about the area, safety and how is it after dark?
That's by city college. I don't think the area is that bad. There's always alot of buses an students coming in and out. But the area looks slummy. I haven't been here at night nor have I even been here during the summer, where it's probably worse but as of yet it's not that bad.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:20 AM
 
Location: Confines of the 101 Precinct
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during the summer time at night it gets wild....one night me and my friend walked from grant projects up amsterdam ave to 145th and every 10 blocks there was cops breaking up fights. we did this at about midnight.
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Old 05-02-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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I am a young white male moving to w138th/amsterdam avenue, can anyone let me know anything about the area, safety and how is it after dark?
be sure to make a will and have your affairs in order, be wise find someplace else to live
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:31 AM
 
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Thanks for all the help guys!

I have another doubt. How safe is 52 nd st/4 th avenue (sunset park)?
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:40 AM
 
Location: Atlantic Highlands NJ/Ponte Vedra FL/NYC
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Thanks for all the help guys!

I have another doubt. How safe is 52 nd st/4 th avenue (sunset park)?
better but still no great shakes
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Old 05-02-2008, 08:42 AM
 
Location: Bergen County, NJ
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138th and Amsterdam isn't that bad. It's funny how people randomly go into a neighborhood and something bad happens. lol. I lived there in that area for 10+ years and never witnessed anything like what seventh described. Must have been a bad night. I'm not denying it happened Seventh. I'm sure it did. I'm just saying just because that one night was bad doesn't mean every night is like that. It's the ghetto. Is it horrible? No. It's liveable.

The thing about that specific area is that it tends to become a hangout area for the high schoolers and junior highers. There are several schools within a few blocks from there. There's Randolph High, Mott Hall JHS, and two other Junior Highs around there. There's bound to be a few bad apples in the bunch. That's bound to grate your nerves after a while.

Honestly I don't know how much your paying in rent. It would help with your choice. If it's cheap enough, it might be worth the risk. I don't love that specific area though. There are better spots within that neighborhood. For instance I see for rent signs on some of the apartment buildings on Convent from time to time (probably a bit more expensive than a place on Amsterdam, I would guess).

BTW, White people have been moving into the neighborhood for the last 5 or 6 years already.

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Old 05-02-2008, 05:34 PM
 
Location: D'town BK
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^^^^ Yep pretty soon 125th wont look the same.

That whole saying about 96th being the hard boarder is definitely shifting north.
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Old 05-02-2008, 05:38 PM
 
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[quote=NYC2012;3650132That whole saying about 96th being the hard boarder is definitely shifting north.[/QUOTE]

If you see my post above, I've already refuted the idea that 96th is the northern limit....
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