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Old 03-10-2008, 03:23 PM
 
Location: From-Secor Houses-(edenwald section)-bronx,ny
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to krazy:castle hill is nothing now like it was in the mid-90s
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Yeah Krazy...Castle Hill isn't all that bad. Actually one of the better *sketchy* neighborhoods.

Speaking of witch, I finally went to University Heights above Fordham. From Fordham to W 195th, the buildings have alot of graffiti and really is not any different from the hood's south of Fordham. Then I was on W Kingsbridge rd.....HOT block. Lots of foot traffic but most of the people were up to no good. Then from 197th all of a sudden im on W 225th and Sedgwick (where did all the streets go?) This is either Kingsbridge or Kingsbridge Heights but I don't see the hype. Lots of graffiti...looked kinda rundown. Maybe a little better above that but in that area stunk.

And of course on W 183rd...saw more drug dealing in the chinese place...more thugs, dealers etc...but most of you already know the deal with this block

My 3/10 neighborhood report.
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Old 03-10-2008, 04:49 PM
 
Location: Mott Haven
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SKETCHY has got to be the most overused, least understood, racially-laden word on here. Sketchy is typically code for a substantial number of poor colored folks...the word sounds so harmless though..which is probably why it is so common these days.
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Old 10-31-2008, 05:35 PM
 
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Default A little late

Manhattan: The area around E 110th and Lexington and Parts of Washington Heights but definately not all.

Bronx: Good luck.

Brooklyn: Brownsville, East New York, East Flatbush, Parts of Bushwick.

Queens: Parts of Jamaica, Hollis, St Albans, The housing projects in Far Rockaway
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Old 11-01-2008, 06:32 PM
 
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Default Sedgwick...

actually 2710 in 1986 was called kingsbridge Court, was abandoned and ahuge burned out shell until they rehabbed it a year later

those street #s don't make any sense. when you are in Kingsbridge hts on Bailey Avenue just below Kingsbridge you are by W 193rd street which makes sense because on the other side of jerome it's also E 193rd street. But when you go a block later to Kingsbridge Rd it becomes W 225 street, but on the other side of the Concourse K'bridge Rd continues as E 194 street

As you go up Sedgwick all of a sudden the #s jump from W 197th street to W 229th street, W 231 street

in fact if you look a map of the Jerome park reservoir area, everything w of the reservoir is in the W 230s, on the e side of the reservoir it's W 205th and E 205th street

all the serious crime in the 50th pct happens in that area between Sedgwick to jerome Ave from K'bridge rd to the reservoir. Webb, Claflin, University, Reservoir, 195th 197th, etc many many people living there have been victims of push ins, assaults, stabbings, shootings, those little parks that dot the reservoir like Fort Four park--terrible places to be day or night, it's been in my local paper for years
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Old 11-03-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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LES, Harlem and Washington Heights are perfectly fine. They have a low crime rate and aren't slums at all. Brownsville, East New York and South Jamaica Queens are probably the most dangerous areas in the city, and I've been all over the city.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:31 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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LES, Harlem and Washington Heights are perfectly fine. They have a low crime rate and aren't slums at all. Brownsville, East New York and South Jamaica Queens are probably the most dangerous areas in the city, and I've been all over the city.
If by perfectly fine you mean the Lower East Side and East Harlem having a higher crime rate than Brownsville, East NY, and South Jamaica then yeah you're right, they are perfectly fine.

In 2007, the 3 highest crime rates in the city were in East Harlem, Lower East Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

http://media.nymag.com/docs/08/01/080114crimemaps.pdf

And Washington Heights may not have been over it's head in crime, but it is a very slummy neighborhood. Anybody who's ever been there would tell you that.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:33 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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If by perfectly fine you mean the Lower East Side and East Harlem having a higher crime rate than Brownsville, East NY, and South Jamaica then yeah you're right, they are perfectly fine.

In 2007, the 3 highest crime rates in the city were in East Harlem, Lower East Side, and Bedford-Stuyvesant.

http://media.nymag.com/docs/08/01/080114crimemaps.pdf

And Washington Heights may not have been over it's head in crime, but it is a very slummy neighborhood. Anybody who's ever been there would tell you that.
Are these crime rates relative to population size? Lower East Side has over 250,000 residents.
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:45 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Here are some info on often mention neighborhoods in this thread :

Crime rate

1,600 + (per 100,000)

East Harlem, Lower East Side, Bedford-Stuyvesant

1,400 - 1,600 (per 100,000)

Hunts Point, Mott Haven, Melrose, Morrisania, Brownsville

1,200 - 1,400 (per 100,000)

East Tremont, West Farms, West Harlem (upper), Central Harlem (lower), Bushwick, East New York, Southside Jamaica


1,000 - 1,400 (per 100,000)

University Heights, Fordham, Tremont, Morris Heights, Fordham-Bedford, Highbridge, Concourse, Central Harlem (upper)





Those were the hoods plagued by higher than average crime last year.

*Note I only put hoods mentioned in this thread*
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Old 11-03-2008, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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Are these crime rates relative to population size? Lower East Side has over 250,000 residents.
Yes, they take population into account. It's the only one that you'll find rates (per 100,000). Most crime statistics people reveal are raw # of crimes.
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