While the other answers are correct about safety concerns. The housing project you are referring to is the Rabbi Stephen Wise Towers - two 19-story buildings with 399 apartments housing some 739 residents. The 2.3-acre site is between West 90th and West 91st Streets, Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues.
more info: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycha/html/developments/manwise.shtml
The buildings located on Central Park West in the 80's and 90's are some of the most sought after luxury buildings in Manhattan. Between 88th and 92nd street are some of the Upper West Side's most renowned buildings. 279 CPW at 89th Street is a "High End" Luxury condo. The Eldorado between 90th/91st at CPW and The Ardsley between 91st/92nd St on CPW are among some of the most impressive and prestigious coops in Manhattan.
I am attaching the NYPD compstat address for the 20th pct. You can see what type of crimes, and the frequency of those crimes that have been reported in the area. http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/
Agents and brokers are not allowed to discuss these matters. You can contact the local police department about your safety questions, It's the 20th precinct located at 120 W 82nd St and online here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precincts/precinct_020.shtml or by phone: 212 580-6411
There are also online community informational resources that you may be able to find by searching online.