Of course you can do all of the above that my colleagues have mentioned earlier but from my personal and professional experience I can tell you that it is a safe area . I'm specializing in Astoria / Long Island City . As you may have already known many new High-End Condos are already have been build , investors and builders keep investing ,building and upgrading this area radically . Buyers are paying $350,000- $700,000 just for condo apartments just to give you an idea and Real Estate it's becoming hot in the past couple of years in that specific neighborhood. I don't know if you are interested in buying or renting but if you do a further search you will find that it's a hot upcoming area and it will keep upgrading and changing for the better . If you need any further assistance please let me know .
I have this question posed to me about EVERY neighborhood not just 30-85 Vernon. Here is how I always respond .
1 .Log on to google.com
2. Type in the key words " CRIME STATISTICS ( ADDRESS ,CITY TOWN ) "
The information that will pop will be better able to give you an idea about the crime in the area .