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Old 11-17-2008, 09:55 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, Bronx, NY
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So, my roommate and i saw a few apts today. 2 were in bushwick, a block apart, nice looking outside and inside, pretty much nicest interior and most spacious we've seen, and it was about 1 or 2 blocks from the wilson ave L train.
the next apt we saw was one stop over, near the corner of wyckoff and decatur, also nice inside and out (tho the block was kinda industrial, there were two huge trucks parked in front of the apt) this was considered ridgewood. we like both about the same.
Now the apts are about 8 or 9 blocks away from each other.
when we told my roomies uncle about the apts, he nearly had a heart attack saying bushwick is the ghetto, theres high crime, etc. but he says ridgewood is soooo nice, go to ridgewood. but really 8 blocks difference? is it really that the criminals dont want to walk into queens territory? this seems ridiculous to me.
my observation is that both areas looked very much like what i think of brooklyn, gritty, some litter n such, mixed crowd of people, lots of chinese food, spanish food, bodegas, etc. we went to both apts during the day and a night and saw no crime (unlike our past trip to the bronx) no drug dealing, no one bothered us.

so i guess i'm wondering from everyone if you personally had to choose... what would you choose the bushwick nr ridgewood border or ridgewood near bushwick border apts?
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Old 11-17-2008, 09:57 PM
 
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i highly advise you to not look at anything close to the wilson avenue stop on the L train.

they call around there "the dark side" and i'm not making this up.
very high gang presence in the area.
if you go around there at night you will most likely change your mind.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:00 PM
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Ridgewood is much nicer/safer than Bushwick, I hear that a lot.

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i highly advise you to not look at anything close to the wilson avenue stop on the L train.

they call around there "the dark side" and i'm not making this up.
very high gang presence in the area.
if you go around there at night you will most likely change your mind.
Ha. My friend once went to check out an apt off wilson and said it was ghetto, but she already lives in bushwick, off the JMZ. I'll have to check it out over there. I've only been as far as Jefferson on the L (as far as bushwick goes)

Is wilson the first stop above ground? I thought it was funny that the first stop above ground on the L theres a cemetery.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:02 PM
 
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wilson avenue is weird.
the brooklyn bound track is above ground, but the manhattan bound track is below ground. due to lack of space, the brooklyn bound track runs directly above the manhattan bound track.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:11 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, Bronx, NY
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does that 8 blocks into ridgewood really make a difference? it looked the same, just as gritty, and kinda desolate, like walking at night on the trian, id rather walk where people are, then down a semi deserted road, where no one will hear me scream when im attacked. lol
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:14 PM
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does that 8 blocks into ridgewood really make a difference? it looked the same, just as gritty, and kinda desolate, like walking at night on the trian, id rather walk where people are, then down a semi deserted road, where no one will hear me scream when im attacked. lol
No ones going to care if you scream, but you should move where ever YOU feel safer. Visit them both at night.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:15 PM
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The "better" area in that vicinity(the Bushwick area) is near Wyckoff Hospital, north of Wyckoff Av. along and into the northwest border(Cypress Av.) of Ridgewood.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, Bronx, NY
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thats the thing i saw them both at 9 tonight... maybe no one was out because its cold, but i saw nothing that bothered me.
now my trip to a neighborhood outside parkchester in the bronx was a diff story, i drove away but nearly saw some guy get beat to death by some guy screaming "you dont **** with the bloods" that was fun
even better was the landlord that called my roommate a bimbo because we were 15 minutes late.

i love being poor in ny
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:22 PM
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Yeah bad neighborhoods are the best during the cold months haha. It's a whole different story in the summer.

If being called a bimbo and seeing people get jumped bothers you though perhaps you shouldn't live in bushwick.
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Old 11-17-2008, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Riverdale, Bronx, NY
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eh its what i can afford. we're looking elsewhere, but its hard being poor. we thought the bimbo thing was hilarious, to be called a bimbo by a landlord! awesome. and the watching ppl get jumped is fine as long as it isnt me.

where do u suggest on a $1200 2 bd budget?
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