Safe areas of Manhattan

Posted by daveman 
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 20, 2005 01:12AM
Can anyone tell me what the area around 30th and Park avenue is like; is is safe afterdark excursions for elderly women?

Any replies would be greatly appreciated.
Kelly M
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 20, 2005 01:11PM
the east village will be absolutely safe for you, no worries.
so is the area around Park ave and 30th.

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Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 20, 2005 07:38PM
I wouldn't expect to be mugged by italian-americans with mob ties (maybe I would run into union problems). But a low income minority area.......just using common sense, not preconceived notions
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 26, 2005 09:52PM
I looked at a sublet on 148th on the west side; there were "resident crack addicts" (the apartment owner's words) lounging on the sidewalk, but she vowed it was absolutely safe, even coming home alone at 3am. I was still undecided so asked a female police officer in the neighborhood whether it would be safe for me (a white single female) to live there; she said no. I wound up in Boerum Hill in Brooklyn, which I love; it has a slightly gritty side but I never feel unsafe there.

The best test to see whether you would feel comfortable living in a neighborhood is to go there (first during the day - then at night) and walk around. If you feel uncomfortable, don't do it.
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 26, 2005 09:57PM
Good advice by GPeach
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
September 13, 2005 12:19AM
I am a 22 year old recent fashion design graduate planning to move to New York this November. I have never been to New York and know nothing about it. Can anyone tell me safe areas to live in that are not expensive. I could only pay $800 to $1100 at most on rent. Also is it safe to take public transportation such as the subway? I grew up in Florida and Georgia and have only heard horror stories of the subway. Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
September 13, 2005 12:57AM
You can find apartments in safe areas in NYC in other parts of NYC than Manhattan that meet your budget or in Manhattan with a roommate. NYC and the subways are very safe. NYC is the safest large city in the US.
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
September 14, 2005 11:13PM
spahachic, I really like how you think. I want to know where in Manhattan I can move to and get to be a part of a culture. I don't want to be surrounded by a lot of other caucasians in mid-town who are so proud of their well-lit city excitement. thanks, your inisght is encouraging
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
September 15, 2005 01:35AM
The neighborhoods are pretty much gone from sub-96th Street Manhattan, which has become a bland expanse of the rich, tourists, and newly-arrived out-of-towners.

If you insist on being on Manhattan Island, the northern half of the Island is a lot more diverse. Washington Heights is almost entirely Dominican. East Harlem is primarily Mexican, with some Dominican and Puerto Rican elements nowadays. Central Harlem is still black. Inwood is very diverse, all sorts of people live there of all sorts of income levels.

But the 'cultures' in NYC, in my mind, have mostly moved to Brooklyn and especially to Queens.
inwood resident
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
April 29, 2007 06:52PM
Inwood and washington heights are great neighborhoods if you stay west of broadway. it gets progressively rougher as you move east. i've lived in inwood for the past two years and i feel very safe as a single female. the main downside is the distance to everything else but the A express train alleviates that to an extent.
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 14, 2007 02:36AM
There is a rooftop films show in East Harlem.. Fifth Ave at 104th street. Begins at 9pm. Could two girls go without fear of being mugged?

Do many people live in Manhattan but work in Brooklyn, Queens? Would a Queens job have a Queens salary unfit for life on the island?
Re: Safe areas of Manhattan
August 14, 2007 01:50PM
Not many people live in Manhattan but work in Brooklyn and Queens. It's not about the salaries - which are typically similar all across the city - but about the commute. Because Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods are more affordable than Manhattan neighborhoods, people who work in the boroughs typically live closer to their jobs for a better quality of life.

I'd say yes, go to the movie in East Harlem, but walk back to the subway later as part of a larger group.

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