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Old 06-16-2008, 02:54 PM
 
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Hi there!
Great site here, hope to get some info from some of you conserning the area where Avenue C meets 2. street.
I've done some research and it seems as if the bad projects and weird types are around Avenue D and on the streets 6.-14.? What do you say, is this true?
How should I feel about living where Avenue C meets 2. street? Will I feel safe at night? And how about walking alone as a young woman?
Hope some of you can help with info

Thanks!!!
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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You will be fine on Avenue C and 2nd Street. That is considered a safe neighborhood. By golly, you can even walk on Avenue D without being robbed! Just cuz you're walking near the projects does not mean you will be accosted. Someone who wants to rob or menace you can find you just as easy anywhere else in the East Village as they can find you on Avenue C.

Wherever you end up living in the City, just watch your back when coming home late at night or walking down your block when no one's around. Watch your surroundings and dont go into your building if you're the only one on the block and you're being followed by a man. Lately I have read of men forcing their way into the building and/or lady's apartment and then raping them (not necessarily in the East Village). Just use your common sense and stay alert.

BTW, I've grown up here and (KNOCK WOOD) have never been robbed, assaulted or even threatended in any way (sept when I got jumped by about 40 girls when I was 14 years old). And I regularly go to Harlem, alphabet city (meaning Avenue D), the "ghettos" of the Bronx, etc. Dont fear people just cuz they're poor and/or live in the projects.
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Old 06-16-2008, 03:54 PM
 
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Thanks quelinda
It sounds good - it means a lot to me to hear this from someone who knows!
I read that the nearest subway lines are quite bad (F,J?) - do you agree on this?
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Old 06-16-2008, 06:16 PM
 
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The subway is a far walk from Avenue C, at least by Manhattan standards. The main north/south subway lines are a good 8 block walk (west to Lafayette or Broadway). The F is closer, and will get you to midtown, but does not run as frequently as other lines.

So, it depends upon what you are looing for. In some ways, the isolation of the "alphabet city" is what caused it for a long time to be a center of counter-culture. Still, a great little area, and right near a good park.
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