A good source for information on NYC public schools is http://www.Schools.NYC.gov
My advice is to send time in the neighborhood, walk around, visit the stores, ect. to decide what you are comfortable with.
Keller Williams Realty
We as real estate agents cannot answer this question, but you can do what is required to make sure that you and your family are in the best environment possible. Take some time to go into the area you are interested in, walk around and when you see other parents and nanny's, approach them and ask them what their thoughts are on the community. I also recommend you google the location and find various testimonies informing you of the neighborhoods affairs. Definitely visit the school your children may be attending. Best wishes.