Nicole Raymo…, Other/Just Looking in Tampa, FL

Is Crown Heights safe for a young, single female?

Asked by Nicole Raymond, Tampa, FL Sat Mar 29, 2008

I am in my mid-20s and will be living alone with my small Yorkie. I will be working in midtown Manhattan. I don't know anything about Crown Heights but a broker online gave me a newly renovated apartment building listing. I have to move up te weekend of April 4th, please help!!

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Here is are the NYPD fiqures; http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/… I hope this information helps you decide the answer to your question.
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2 votes Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 21, 2011
To follow up on my answer I suggest you read this article in the May 21st 2012 edition of the Wall St. Journal concerning Crown Heights security; http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304019404577416383799096076.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories
Flag Mon May 21, 2012
Hi, You can go to http://www.homefair.com and http://www.spotcrime.com for great in-depth reports on any area.

Christopher Pagli
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William Raveis Legends Realty Group
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1 vote Thank Flag Link Mon Nov 21, 2011
I find Crown Heights a nice place. My daughtet, who is single moved there ladt May. I have visited twice and find her area quiet and seemingly safe.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Feb 12, 2016
Good afternoon! It is always for your safety to check it on http://www.spotcrime.com. Good luck and stay safe!
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Mar 12, 2015
Very safe. It was dicey when I first moved here six years ago, but even them, most crime was confined to gang activity. Ever since Franklin Avenue was developed, a big police presence has pushed crime east. My roommate, who's five foot nothing and skinny as a twig, is very cautious - even a bit of a worrier - and she feels comfortable here. In my six years here, I have not been victim or witness to any crime.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Mar 6, 2015
I would look up the local precinct and look at their crime numbers for the past year or so.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Nov 29, 2013
I have a similar question. My wife and I will most likely be closing on a condo in Crown Heights on 943 Saint Marks Avenue. We are moving from Harlem and my wife works pretty late at a restaurant in midtown. The subway stops on Kingston C or 3 will be her means home, both are 6 blocks from our address. Could you guys offer any wisdom on what line to ride or avoid at which time? Ladies, specifically, what do you do to keep safe? Thanks so much.

me@douglasdavis.com
0 votes Thank Flag Link Wed Jun 27, 2012
I Find it crazy wats happening to crown Heights by bad you mean black people. Dont move ito are areas then be racist, IF you want a safe commuity dont go to to north east brooklyn
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Nov 19, 2011
I live in Crown heights and have been a young single female, However, Crown Heights never fails to prove that it's not really all that safe --every time I go to defend it some crime seems to happen here.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Aug 27, 2009
Hi, I live in crowne heights presently for the last year. At first i was scared to move in b/c i always see this place on the news for violent crimes. There are shady characters who live in the neighborhood but for the most part so far so good. Im on Buffalo, so its a little run down and forgotten at night, it is a bit scary but there is consistent police presence. I wouldnt recommend anything from Rochester ave down towards ralph to tell you the truth.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Thu Sep 4, 2008
It all depends on where in crown heights. Yes the neighberhood has changed but it still can be scarry at nights. I wouldnt let my little sister live in Crown Heights.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2008
As a former resident of Crown Heights, and as one who keeps up with the news there, I can say that you have to be very, very careful in choosing a building, block, etc. It's true that some houses, areas, etc. are stunning -- lots of great old dwellings. But within the past year, a young woman was killed by a stray bullet about two blocks from where Iived (Bedford Avenue/Eastern Parkway vicinity.) I walked back and forth to the Franklin Ave. subway station daily with no problems, strolled my baby, shopped in the neighborhood -- all with no problem, but I still would not recommend it for a young (or old!) single woman without carefully checking out specific buildings, blocks, routes to and from subway, etc.

I speak as one who loves, loves, loves Brooklyn, but I have to say the shopping and conveniences in C.H. are not great all over. Apparently Franklin Avenue near Eastern Parkway is getting better and better, and Washington Ave., which is the border of Prospect Heights, has been improving for years.

You do not want to live in a nice apartment in a good building, but in a nabe where there's nothing to do (no decent diner or coffee shop, let alone "cafe," for example,) few good places to shop for groceries and other necessities, and where friends are not too inclined to visit because you're too far from subway stops, parking is risky, streets are too dark or not active enough at night, etc.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Fri Apr 4, 2008
Hi Nicole,

I live in Crown Heights with my wife, my son, and our two dogs. We are very happy. The architecture is stunning, transportation is great and we love our neighbors. That still doesn't mean it's for you. There aren't a lot of great restaurants and some of the blocks may seem rough to an out of towner. Do you have time to visit before your move date? Everyone has a different comfort level when it comes to these things, and it would be great if you could explore a little before making a decision. I would suggest more than just a cursory look. Have a walk around and ask some people for directions or the best place to get coffee. You'll find the residents here to be very friendly. If you do decide to visit, feel free to give us a shout and we'll be happy to help you acclimate.

One more thing: apologies if I have this wrong, but it sounds like you may be looking to move to New York, without first seeing the apartment or the area that you'll be living in. I really wouldn't recommend this. Craig's List has entire section for sublets and temporary living situations. Why not look into one of those until you have time to settle in. Here's the link: http://newyork.craigslist.org/brk/sub/

Good luck. Hope this helped.

Jim
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0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 29, 2008
I appreciate your answer. My wife and I will most likely be closing on a condo in Crown Heights on 943 Saint Marks Avenue. We are moving from Harlem and my wife works pretty late at a restaurant in midtown. The subway stops on Kingston C or 3 will be her means home, both are 6 blocks from our address. Could you guys offer any wisdom on what line to ride or avoid at which time? Ladies, specifically, what do you do to keep safe? Thanks so much.

me@douglasdavis.com
Flag Wed Jun 27, 2012
As Realtors are not allowed to give our opinion on such questions. However, I would suggest going online and checking the crime statistics yourself, and if you have friends or relatives in the area have them drive through the neighborhood at different times of the day, or maybe putting a call into the local precinct to get some feedback from them. I believe Crown Heights is Pct. 77.
0 votes Thank Flag Link Sat Mar 29, 2008
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