Hello Carol, you and your husband should visit Crown Heights at different times of day and on different days, walk the streets and form your own opinions. Recently in the news concerning Crown Heights, the NY Daily News reports; http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/brooklyn/12-year-old-boy-shot-leg-brooklyn-sneaker-shop-article-1.1082315?localLinksEnabled=false... more
I live in Crown Heights with my wife, my son, and our two dogs. We are very happy here and feel safe. The architecture is stunning, transportation is great and we love our neighbors, most of whom own their homes. However we are lacking in the amenities department and could use a good restaurant or coffee shop.