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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Israel Wittow answered:
As I answered before.
It's still a problem, but the neighborhood is changing quickly. Big neighborhood blocks blocks going by some really good and some not really. Should check before.
Hope I help
Thx Izzy
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Israel Wittow answered:
The best way to check on this area to go several times a day and night, take a look at what kind of people there are in the area if you feel comfortable, is a good area..
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Sun Aug 19, 2012
Israel Wittow answered:
The neighborhood is changing., But still there is a way. There are areas better than others. Number of times I went back really late from work and saw few girls return from the train .. I guess the neighborhood is changing fast. ... more
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Sun Aug 5, 2012
Eleanor M Rollins answered:
Interesting how this question is coming up for those "moving into" the community. Ask someone who has lived there for the last 20 years or so, ask the community. Safety can be a factor anywhere but I don't suppose the cause for concern would come up if your move was to Mill Basin.
Agents can't validly respond to a question like this unless they reside in the area. Your information is paperbased only.
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
This article appeared in the Wall St. Journal today with references to the 73rd Precinct; http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390444860104577559402185384374.html?mod=WSJ_NY_LEFTTopStories ... more
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Tue Jul 31, 2012
Anna M Brocco answered:
Perhaps your question was cut off....however you can try contacting the property directly...
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Mon Jul 30, 2012
Malcom answered:
Sure :) I often use subway at night from manhatten to park slope...
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Mon May 21, 2012
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Lee, have you seen the Brooklyn Paper Police Blotter, it speaks to many local crime events, here is the link; http://www.brooklynpaper.com/sections/news/crime/
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Thu May 17, 2012
Jenet Levy answered:
Chessmaster357,
You won't find a 3-BR for under $500K in the brownstone neighborhoods of Brooklyn, or Windsor Terrrace (which you question is posted under). You would need to venture into further areas in the other boroughs.
Ad far as "safe" neighborhoods, I would say to locate a neighborhood where you can get what you want for the money, and then check with the local precinct on crime stats.
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Tue May 8, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Marie:

How many shootings would you consider to be a lot? I am not sure what area you are referring to but you should check with the local police precinct and also do some research on http://www.Google.com into crime statistics within the zip code. If I can be of further assistance, feel free to contact me. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Thu Apr 12, 2012
Mitchell Feldman answered:
Dear Bedoc4:

You need to investigate the area and draw your own conclusion. This is a very opinionated question and as they say, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. You need to do research on crime statistics and schools (do that on Google).

You should also spend some time in the area and check out the "lay of the land" so to speak. You should do that in the daytime, nighttime, late at night and on the weekend if possible. If you are that unsure or concerned about it, invest the extra time to make sure you do not make a mistake.

Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Mon Oct 10, 2011
Michael Bryan answered:
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Fri Mar 25, 2011
Shawniqua Brown answered:
Have you ever called a nyc Police station for figures, I don't think so,they are very busy, and don't just answer these questions. Arizona is a far away and different place- this is nyc! ... more
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Wed Mar 2, 2011
Jessica answered:
I live on the Montrose stop--it's getting much better, cops on the corners at night and a lot more foot traffic in general. I still wont leave my bike chained up ouside b/c some kids will mess with it. But overall it's not bad. ... more
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Sat Feb 26, 2011
Tony Giordano answered:
i alreay responded to the question, but now i want to respond to what i consider "self-serving" answers by realtors. this is not meant to be offensive, it is meant to educate and please take it in that manner. if you are a realtor, and have no specific info about a location, there is no reason to give general info to merely get your name out there.

many communities are not served by local papers - papers may be distributed there, but contain no info specific to the local area. for example - 52nd & 1st in sunset park is not covered by the home reporter-sunset news. in fact the only police blotter info for sunset park can be found in the downtown & now bay ridge Brooklyn Eagle. as several of you have said, you must GO THERE - GO THERE AT DIFFERENT TIMES.

talk to people coming in and out of houses - ring a door bell. community boards (I've served twice) would only help if 1) there is an issue for that section of the community, or 2) someone has time to chat with you - doubt it.

i must admit i am surprised that this couple saw an actual apartment on 52nd & 2nd and called it "very nice". i watched as the old woodframes & brownstones (yes) that lined 52nd from 2nd to 3rd were burned out. I watched as one by one they were torn down and replaced by warehouses. i travel the block on my way home at a variety of times. i can't imagine any level of resdiential quality. one would have to go into this with the desire of being an explorer. it is a rough three avenue walk to the shopping district - uphill and across two separate 6 lane roadways. but there are two pluses - at night there is plenty of curbside parking and the subway is at 53rd & 4th.
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Thu Dec 23, 2010
First Last answered:
I am personally familiar with the lease with option to buy, in my role as landlord/owner. It's really a form of owner financing.

These deals are somewhat complicated to structure. In most situations, you the tenant will still need to put up a substantial amount of cash, which you will lose if you do not go through with the sale. This is really the only way I know to get an owner interested in working with you. Anna Brocco is absolutely right, most owners would much rather sell outright than mess around with a lease-option.

However--I think there might, might, be an opportunity for you in the current market. You need good credit scores and a secure job, as well as cash on hand and the confidence that you will be able to purchase down the road.

If that sounds like you, feel free to contact me via email with more information about your plans, as I could help you as a buyer's broker.

Karla Harby, VP
Charles Rutenberg Realty
New York City
kharby@crrnyc.com
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello Robin, there is no point here other than to share available information with the trulia member who inquired and requested it. People can judge and make their own educated decisions based on the information presented. I did not try to steer anybody. ... more
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Sat Oct 2, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello again Peachesd11, this article may be of interest to you. It appeared on line on the Gothamist. A tip from a reader pointed us to the Brooklynian message board, where a woman posted about being mugged in Park Slope this past week: Tuesday night just after 11 pm I got mugged in Park Slope, on Park Place between 6th and 7th by two young African American women (this is a dark block with lots of big trees). I was robbed and bashed on the head by something that felt like a bottle (but may have been something else), and ended up in the hospital with stitches.The cops who came told me this is now a pattern - they are targeting women walking alone on dark streets and asking for directions, either to downtown or in my case, to Court Street. I screamed and they ran away, and grabbed my purse in the process. Please be careful, because they are not afraid to assault you. Previously, they tried to mug another woman on St. Johns, also in Park Slope, same m.o.
We contacted the 78th precinct for more information, and they told us there had been a "slight uptick" in robberies (they preferred to not call it a "mugging"): "Two people, both robberies, the same thing happened to them. They were asked for directions, then something was taken. Detectives are working on it, that's the pattern, that's it, just two," said Community Affairs Officer Galante. Have you heard of, or seen, anything like this in the neighborhood recently?
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Sun Jul 18, 2010
Joseph Runfola answered:
Hello The Todd, I believe Brownsville Brooklyn is covered by the 73rd Precinct, check this link for the best statistics, http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs073pct.pdf ... more
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Mon Apr 5, 2010
Robin Silverberg answered:
Anton, I had read the same article that Joe is talking about below. Crime is up all over the city this year, which is being blamed on the cuts in the police force during the past year. It would be best to look at statistics over time to see which areas are safer. I am sure you will find similar statistics in many major cities. ... more
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