how safe is park slope?

Asked by Peachesd11, Brooklyn, NY Thu Apr 16, 2009

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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Sat Oct 2, 2010
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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Joseph Runfo…, Agent, Staten Island, NY
Fri Oct 1, 2010
Park Slope is protected by the 78th Precinct, here are the actual crime statistics; http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/…
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Monir Mamoun, Agent, Denville, NJ
Fri Oct 1, 2010
Questions regarding crime and safety are best referred to the local police and sheriff departments. They will have the most up to date and accurate information on such matters. A local agent is typically legally restricted from offering an "opinion" about such matters.
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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Fri Apr 17, 2009
Dear Peachesd11:

In my opinion Park Slope is a very safe neighborhood. It is a very close knit community where everyone looks out for one another. If you go to http://www.nyc.gov you can look up the police precinct or click on the link below: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/precinct_maps/precinct_map…

Once you have the police precinct you can then look at the crime statistics by clicking on the link below: http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/html/crime_prevention/crime_sta…

If you are looking to purchase a property in Park Slope, I do have several listings in the area. If you want to look at them or if I can be of further assistance to you, please let me know. Good luck!

Sincerely,
Mitchell Feldman
Associate Broker
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665
Email: MitchellSFeldman@aol.com
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Jenet Levy, Agent, New York, NY
Thu Apr 16, 2009
I have lived in Park Slope since 1981 and raised my children here. It is a fabulous area. The schools are great, Prospect Park is amazing and there are endless things to do. Great shops and restaurants, the Brooklyn Museum, the Botanical Garden and a host of other things. Because of its popularity, I am seeing addresses that are really on the fringes or not in the Slope at all being advertised as Park Slope. If you have a particular address in mind, feel free to run it by me. Or if you would like assistance buying here, I would be happy to work with you as a buyer's agent. There isn't a nook or cranny of the Slope I don't know.

Jenet Levy
jlevy@cbpreviewsnyc.com
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