This is a very subjective question and the answer can vary depending upon who you ask. In my personal opinion it is a safe area. However, if safety is a concern, you should do research into crime statistics online and also visit the local police precinct and ask them how things are in the neighborhood. You can also talk to local store owners to see how they feel and visit the area late at night to see the lay of the land so to speak.
If I can be of further assistance, please contact me direct. Good luck!
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 907-1128/ Cell: (917) 805-0783