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Old 02-21-2009, 10:08 AM
 
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My family just got a letter from NYCHA and we're given the option of 114th Street Lexington Avenue or Brooklyn near the Navy yard, first stop for the F train. After reading all the forums about East Harlem, I don't really know whats safe and whats not. I live in Soho near Little Italy now, but we have to give an answer in a month, and my parents are thinking about 114th Street. I've been up there, but that was during the morning. I'm worried about my siblings and I coming home from school.
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Old 02-21-2009, 10:29 AM
 
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I would choose East Harlem. Also are you moving to those old big housing project towers on a park? Or are you moving to some new building? If it is the new building it will probably be much better. Moving from SOHO will be a big different change though.
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Old 02-21-2009, 02:33 PM
 
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I'd go with Brooklyn in this case. I think the NYCHA development you're talking about is Farragut Houses? That's next to Dumbo, which used to be a bunch of deserted warehouses under the Manhattan Bridge but has become a pretty hip artsy neighborhood lately.

East Harlem is fairly safe, and you'd be close to 116th St where there are a bunch of restaurants, bars, shops, etc (and Patsy's and Camaradas over on 1st Ave are cool hangouts).

But from what I know of that area around York St in Brooklyn (Dumbo) it seems safer overall. Also that'd be a closer ride to Soho and the rest of lower Manhattan if you and your family have more reasons to be downtown for school, work, friends etc.

And Dumbo would be more like Soho in general... tons more yuppie white people than you'd find in East Harlem. Both Dumbo and East Harlem would be quieter at night than Soho I think. Things will close earlier than you'd expect.
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Old 02-21-2009, 07:43 PM
 
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I personally would pick the ones in Brooklyn. While those projects are pretty isolated, that whole area around the York Street train station isn't bad. The nearby Walt Whitman houses are pretty bad though.

East harlem will most deffinitely have more people... but you can take that as a good or bad thing.
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Old 04-09-2009, 09:44 PM
 
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114 is the pitts, navy yard is 10 times better good luck
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Old 04-11-2009, 07:16 AM
 
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i would go with 114th.....i dont think any of you have walked down york street in farragut on a friday or saturday night...
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