Real estate professionals are not allowed to answer a question like yours. It falls under Fair Housing Act from 1968.
If you are interested in an apartment in a neighborhood that is not familiar to you, you should go visit the area at different times and check the local precinct for crime stats.
The area around 3117 Broadway is quite popular with buyers and renters alike. It's close to Columbia University, West side pkwy, etc. I'd be happy to show you properties in the area if you wish.
Also, can give you more information about this and other poarts of Manhattan if you call 917-519-4664.
Tatyana Shestakova, Citi Habitats
You can learn more about local crime here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/New_York-New_York/crime/
Ali, Community Manager