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Old 01-02-2009, 01:45 AM
 
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Hi, I've seen some fairly decent deals on renting studio apartments in the CROWN HEIGHTS area of Manhattan. Can someone tell me if that's a good neighborhood to live in? Is it safe and close to the subway line?
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Old 01-02-2009, 02:40 AM
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Hi, I've seen some fairly decent deals on renting studio apartments in the CROWN HEIGHTS area of Brooklyn. Can someone tell me if that's a good neighborhood to live in? Is it safe and close to the subway line?
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Old 01-02-2009, 09:09 AM
 
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Can you provide a cross street that you are interested in? Something like Sterlng and New York Avenue, or President and Kingston. Crown Heights has different areas within the neighborhood and in order to supply a decent answer knowing which area you are looking in would be good.
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Old 05-30-2009, 11:05 AM
 
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I am looking at an apartment on Sterling Pl. and Bedford ave. Should I be worried? Should I be concerned? The neighborhood looked rough but it didn't feel rough.
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Old 05-30-2009, 12:14 PM
 
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I am looking at an apartment on Sterling Pl. and Bedford ave. Should I be worried? Should I be concerned? The neighborhood looked rough but it didn't feel rough.
It's not that bad, but it's bad. There's a lot of crime in that area but during the daytime it's pretty quiet. If it were me I wouldn't move there though.
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Old 05-30-2009, 09:20 PM
 
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Hi, I've seen some fairly decent deals on renting studio apartments in the CROWN HEIGHTS area of Manhattan. Can someone tell me if that's a good neighborhood to live in? Is it safe and close to the subway line?
thanks.
Brooklyn. Anyway there is a huge ridge between the Hasidic residents and the black residents in the neighborhood and every few years some black v. hasidic crime goes on (these days some fight between black residents and Shorum/Shmira, the hasidic community patrol groups who are fighting between themselves) and news papers try to hype it up to say that they're going to be another Crown Heights riot.

That being said, there are two main portions of Crown Heights, the black portion and the Hasidic portion. The Hasidics live from the corner of Albany and Eastern Parkway to the corner of New York and Empire Blvd. From there there is a 1 block boarder that those of us living on it refer to as the Gaza Strip and then the remainder of the neighborhood tends to be black.

You don't want any property within two blocks of Utica, Nostrand or Franklin. Also stay away from anything on the side of Eastern Parkway heading towards Bed-sty (Fulton Ave). There are some Dutch houses between Kingston and Brooklyn Ave that are the best in the neighborhood but they're worth millions now and most of them aren't for sale. Even if they are, most of the residents would like to keep the homes inside of the Hasidic community. The remainder of the apartments are passable, and comparably cheaper to the remainder of the city. Still Crown Heights is currently on Gentrification watch so don't be surprise of you get stiffed on the rates.

As for the subway, the 4 and 3 train runs along Eastern Parkway and the 2 and 5 run down Nostrand. The following are the list of stops in the neighborhood
Franklin Ave. (2,3,4,5,franklin ave. shuttle (to a,c,b,q))
Nostrand Ave. (3,4 at night)
Kingston Ave. (3,4 at night)
Utica Ave. (3,4)
President St. (2,5 at rush hour)
*Sterling Ave. (2,5 at rush hour)

*debatable part of the neighborhood

Additionally the B17, B44, B45, B12, B46 and B43 buses run through the neighborhood.
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Old 05-31-2009, 11:16 PM
 
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I am looking at an apartment on Sterling Pl. and Bedford ave. Should I be worried? Should I be concerned? The neighborhood looked rough but it didn't feel rough.
bedford and sterling? lol. i can show u much worse parts of crown heights than that. it aint the cream of the crop, but far from the worst that crown heights has to offer. bnyy, are u from brooklyn?
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Old 06-01-2009, 03:59 PM
 
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bedford and sterling? lol. i can show u much worse parts of crown heights than that. it aint the cream of the crop, but far from the worst that crown heights has to offer. bnyy, are u from brooklyn?
I didn't say it's the worst part of Crown Heights, I'm just saying that I wouldn't want to live there.

No but I've lived in Bensonhurst for some time now.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:23 AM
 
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I didn't say it's the worst part of Crown Heights, I'm just saying that I wouldn't want to live there.

No but I've lived in Bensonhurst for some time now.
yeah but u said its bad....i dont think so, i think its average for crown heights
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