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Dabramo2, Other/Just Looking in Brooklyn, NY

how safe is park slope?

Asked by Dabramo2, Brooklyn, NY Thu Apr 16, 2009

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Hello Robin, there is no point here other than to share available information with the trulia member who inquired and requested it. People can judge and make their own educated decisions based on the information presented. I did not try to steer anybody.
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This article may be of interest to you. It appeared on line on the Gothamist. A tip from a reader pointed us to the Brooklynian message board, where a woman posted about being mugged in Park Slope this past week:
Tuesday night just after 11 pm I got mugged in Park Slope, on Park Place between 6th and 7th by two young African American women (this is a dark block with lots of big trees). I was robbed and bashed on the head by something that felt like a bottle (but may have been something else), and ended up in the hospital with stitches.The cops who came told me this is now a pattern - they are targeting women walking alone on dark streets and asking for directions, either to downtown or in my case, to Court Street. I screamed and they ran away, and grabbed my purse in the process. Please be careful, because they are not afraid to assault you. Previously, they tried to mug another woman on St. Johns, also in Park Slope, same m.o.
We contacted the 78th precinct for more information, and they told us there had been a "slight uptick" in robberies (they preferred to not call it a "mugging"): "Two people, both robberies, the same thing happened to them. They were asked for directions, then something was taken. Detectives are working on it, that's the pattern, that's it, just two," said Community Affairs Officer Galante. Have you heard of, or seen, anything like this in the neighborhood recently?
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Park Slope is protected by the 78th Precinct, here are the actual crime statistics; http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/…
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 1, 2010
Joe, I am not exactly sure of your point here, are you trying to warn people, or trying to steer them to your neighborhood? Not walking alone on a dark street at night is always smart, especially for women, who are great targets for purse snatchings. Park Slope is one of the safer areas of Brooklyn, however over-all crime statistics for some reason seem to be up in all boroughs, according to something I saw the other day in one of the NY newspapers. Sorry, I read them all, so can't tell you which.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Oct 2, 2010
Questions regarding crime and safety are best referred to the local police and sheriff departments. They will have the most up to date and accurate information. A local agent is typically legally restricted from offering an "opinion" about such matters.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Oct 1, 2010
I have lived here since 1981. I have raised my children here. It is a fabulous neighborhood. The architecture is stunning, Prospect Park is amazing, there is every type of restaurant and service you could imagine, the schools are terrific and yes, it is a very safe neighborhood.

If you are interested in lookinf for a place here, I would be happy to help you.

Jenet Levy
jlevy@cbpreviewsnyc.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Apr 23, 2009
Issues of safety are best referred to the local police department or county sheriff's department. They have access to the most accurate and current information and are generally very willing to be supportive.

Good luck
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sun Apr 19, 2009
Dear Dabramo2:

In my opinion Park Slope is a very safe neighborhood. It is a very close knit community where everyone looks out for one another. If you go to http://www.nyc.gov you can look up the police precinct or click on the link below: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_maps/precinct_map…

Once you have the police precinct you can then look at the crime statistics by clicking on the link below: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/crime_prevention/crime_sta…

If you are looking to purchase a property in Park Slope, I do have several listings in the area. If you want to look at them or if I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell Feldman
Associate Broker
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 17, 2009
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