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Crime & Safety in Brooklyn : Real Estate Advice

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Tue Oct 8, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Yadilsa:

That is a very subjective question and the answer can differ from person to person depending on what they consider safe. Do research online and at the local police precinct. Talk to people you know in the area and local business owners. Visit the neighborhood late at night and check out the "lay of the land".

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com

On a side note....

Dave Leterman's Top Ten Hints on "how to keep safe in Brooklyn"....

10) Become a black belt in Karate.
9) Adopt a mean looking pit bull from the local shelter.
8) Carry mace in your purse.
7) Get a facial tattoo
6) Never bathe, ever.
5) Travel with a biker gang.
4) Dress like a police officer.
3) Wear a heavily blood stained shirt.
2) Become close friends with Jay-Z.

and the number one hint on how to keep safe in Brooklyn...
1) Don't live in the big city if you are overly concerned about your safety ;)
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Mon Aug 26, 2013
Gail Gladstone answered:
Sorry WrightBlynn, but there are certain types of information that Realtors are only permitted to refer out. Please contact the local police precinct for the answer.
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Mon Aug 5, 2013
Tanya Ess-Young answered:
High level of crimes in the south eastern part of the city, but according to Trulia's fantastic crime display map, the overall area is a low area of crime. Hope this helps and make it a great day. ... more
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Sat Aug 3, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/crime_prevention/crime_statistics.shtml
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Tue Jul 30, 2013
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Sue:

That is a very opinionated question and is subject to perception. It all depends on where you are coming from and what you are used to. In my opinion that is a safe area, but you need to do research into crime statistics in the area (do research on Google) and visit the local police precinct to get more information. You can also speak to local business owners and spend some time in the area (late at night) to investigate the "lay of the land".

If I can be of further assistance, feel free to contact me direct. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales/ e-Pro Realtor
Fillmore Real Estate
Office: (718) 252-2000/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/crime_prevention/crime_statistics.shtml
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
http://gothamist.com/2013/07/28/video_men_suspected_of_killing_17-y.php
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Sun Jul 28, 2013
Joseph Runfola answered:
http://gothamist.com/2013/07/28/video_men_suspected_of_killing_17-y.php
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Fri Jul 19, 2013
WAYNE ANDERSON answered:
Hi transit82. My best advise to you is to contact the local police department. They're the best source to give you a accurate figure.
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Tue Jul 16, 2013
Chandra Watkins answered:
I agree with Anna. You should always check with the local police department for the most up to the minute crime statistics in an area.
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Mon Jul 1, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/crime_prevention/crime_statistics.shtml‎
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Mon May 20, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Tue May 7, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
I'd also recommend that you check out the local crime maps here on Trulia: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Brooklyn-New_York/crime/ ]

Ali, Community Manager
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Fri Apr 19, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Tue Apr 16, 2013
Madeline Padovano answered:
Hi Carmelo
You need to check with the local police department's website for that information
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Mon Apr 15, 2013
Anna M Brocco answered:
When it comes to any safety/crime related issues, it's always best to contact the local police department with all your questions, hear all there is to hear firsthand. If unfamiliar with the area(s) do revisit more than once and at different times of day, possibly chat with locals/neighbors. Real estate professionals are prohibited from steering, enticing a buyer to purchase/rent, or not, in specific neighborhoods.
http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/
https://www.crimereports.com/
http://www.homefair.com/
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Fri Mar 29, 2013
Alison Hillman answered:
Hi there-

You can check out the crime tabs here: http://www.trulia.com/real_estate/Brooklyn-New_York/community-info/

Hope this helps!

Ali, Community Manager
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Mon Jan 14, 2013
Lerone Neckles Bleasdille answered:
Hi, I have lived within a block of that area for the past 6 years, it is relatively safe. Anything that happens is more out of the norm than anything else.
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Thu Oct 25, 2012
Ms. Green answered:
Wow, you just brought back some great memories! :-) When my children was little we loved to trick or treat in Park Slope! The crowd was great and practically every home participated! After 2-3 Blocks, pumpkins were filled and overflowing with goodies! :-) That became our trick or treat spot ever since! Its Fun! Great! And you can meet lots of great people or get great ideas if you want to have your home as a fun house for little trick or treat tiny tots up to 5th-6th graders! Truly an Awesome Experience!

We would start @Prospect Park West @ Union Street and walk down into 8th and 7th Avenues towards President St, Garffield Street and so on. . . just go and explore! :-)

There are also some great places thru out Brooklyn, Bed-Stuy, Flatbush, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, just to name a few! It all depends on where you live! The list can go on and on. Just look for the blocks and neighborhoods with the most houses decorated for the holiday!

And remember, always check your children goodies before you all eat and enjoy them!

Have Lots of Fun!!!
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