Growing up around the city and witnessing the changes in H.K as well as other parts of the city, it's a very different town. I suggest going to the nyp.gov site, check out the crime stats as well as the Village, etc...I would also consider walking around at night, get a feel for the area, all of the city changes during the day, to mid-day to the early evening into the late evenings. You'll always find the speed freaks, tweekers and johns cruising the streets in the wee hours of the morning. It comes with the territory, best of luck go with your gut!!!
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