You should check out Trulia's Local Info for data on Crime, Commute, Local Amenities, etc. Use the heat wave maps and zoom in to your specific street/neighborhood of interest.
View Trulia's Crime data New York here:
Be sure to select the specific filter on the map to see the desired data.
Hope that helps!
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