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Old 01-11-2010, 11:18 PM
 
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How is it around the WPR and Neried Ave in terms of safety/crime. I hear that its supposedly dangerous up there but whenever Im there it seems nice/quiet. I know WPR and the 200's-220's is wild but does it get better when you head further up towards 238th?
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:58 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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IMO...it's not a bad area. Mostly middle-class Caribbean folk. I've been there a few times on my way to Mount Vernon. Just make sure you don't live too far from the train station since bus service is very limited. To me the commute is a lot worst than the crime.
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Old 01-12-2010, 08:36 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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I've lived off Nereid/238th in a 2 family house. There are "pockets", but overall mostly homeowners, and quiet. I'd live there again.
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:27 PM
 
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where would u say the pockets were?....(if possible 2 name)
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Old 01-13-2010, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I have some family and family friends that live out in wakefiled, its usually quite and dark. Some parts of wakefield are very safe. The crowd is mostly African American, caribbean American and with some white population towards the Bronx Westchester county border. As for pockets i dont know any, if anything the problems are further south on 223 and east of white plains road down to gunhill road.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:28 PM
 
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i work in that area and have for almost 2 decades. I feel safe during the day-- but the few times i have come back to my car at night it's sketchy indeed

bad pockets are 241 street and wp rd, wp rd between 238th and mt vernon, 238th and wp rd is drugs and prostitution corner-reminds me of 8th avenue in the manhattan theater area years ago

the blocks of richardson, matilda, carpenter from 238th to mt vernon are pretty nice; east of wp rd it's ok but a little sketchy. where it gets really nice is out by baychester avenue and past--dereimer, wilder, seton, monticello, murdock ave's between 241 and 233--nice houses
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:15 PM
 
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i work in that area and have for almost 2 decades. I feel safe during the day-- but the few times i have come back to my car at night it's sketchy indeed

bad pockets are 241 street and wp rd, wp rd between 238th and mt vernon, 238th and wp rd is drugs and prostitution corner-reminds me of 8th avenue in the manhattan theater area years ago

the blocks of richardson, matilda, carpenter from 238th to mt vernon are pretty nice; east of wp rd it's ok but a little sketchy. where it gets really nice is out by baychester avenue and past--dereimer, wilder, seton, monticello, murdock ave's between 241 and 233--nice houses
Yea, my aunt livs on monticello...its very nice over there
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:19 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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where would u say the pockets were?....(if possible 2 name)
Pockets I would say around 241st, 220's...WPR is largely commercial so it's to be expected that things could be interpreted as shady. Go inward and it's different. I'd rent an apartment in one of the homes, but that's just my personal preference.
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