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Old 05-24-2010, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Decatur, GA
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Not sure if its more of a Fort Greene or Clinton Hill neighborhood. Im guessing its probably both since the 2 neighborhoods are close.

Also what do you think about Myrtle Avenue?
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Old 05-24-2010, 06:24 PM
 
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myrtle avenue is a very long street that passes through neighborhoods in brooklyn and queens, clinton hill and fort greene being two of them.

as for the avenue itself, it has a lot of new bars and restaurants. it could be a cool place to spend a saturday evening.
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:11 PM
 
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I think Vanderbilt Ave is the border dividing those 2 nabes
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Old 05-24-2010, 07:22 PM
 
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I think Vanderbilt Ave is the border dividing those 2 nabes
it is
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Old 08-01-2010, 03:36 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Myrtle Avenue is very long and runs through Downtown Brooklyn, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill, Bushwick and even into Queens!
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Old 08-03-2011, 09:54 AM
 
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Oh My, Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn.


I got talked into renting a large loft-style apartment there in 2000 (before the Towers came down) and I regretted it! The apt was within walking distance of the C/G train, and also the Chase Metro Tech (where I was working at the time).

I was a young 20's single white woman, and it was Ghetto living for me. My neighbor downtairs stole something that I accidently left in our private staircase for 20 minutes. There was constantly grafitti on our door. Scary people buying and selling on the street.... The noise from the street and the sirens made it hard to sleep.

Unless things have really really changed- I would stay away.
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Old 08-03-2011, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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It's so true, at one point Myrtle Avenue was dubbed "Murder Avenue", but has since changed DRASTICALLY!! New condos and modern rentals are popping up along Myrtle Avenue in addition to new restaurants, bars and cafes and due to gentrification it has really become a bit yuppified. Trust...it's so much safer now!
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Old 08-03-2011, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Ridgewood, NY
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I don't know about that... maybe along the clinton hill/fort greene neighborhoods but once you get to the borderline of what I believe is east williamsburg down to bushwick and borderline Ridgewood its pretty ghetto... Along the east williamsburg/bed-stuy/bushwick border there is some diversity though its still majority minorities but it is overall still really run-down with graffitti everywhere and boarded up buildings and alot of shady folk walking around at night time even though shops are closed... Tbh, there are some clean cut folk that walk around myrtle at night time (maybe 2 or 3 that I saw) but they are the exception and I personally think they're crazy walking out there... It's like they feel that since they show no fear of living in the hood they'll be okay... like the folks that live there are dogs and only attack when they sense fear... fact is myrtle typically along those areas is still sketchy even though, as was already stated, it is much safer than it used to be...
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Old 08-03-2011, 04:11 PM
 
Location: 20 years from now
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It's not worth it IMO...moved from the area about 5 years ago. The only truly gentrified area around Myrtle is where Pratt institute is. The rest sucks. The only good thing is that crime is at an all time low there...and by crime I'm talking about violent crime...but there is still a lot of riff raff there.
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