My father grew up in Bushwick 20 years ago and does not want me to move there because of the ruff neighborhood. Is Bushwick still a "bad"?

Asked by Forrest, Brooklyn, NY Thu Jun 13, 2013


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JD Sharpe, Agent, New York, NY
Fri Aug 16, 2013
Bushwick Towne is a completely changed town since 20 years ago. Dependent upon which part of Bushwick you move to, you will have a very similar feel to Williamsburg. If your into the LES type of scene, I would recommend living off the JMZ Trains in Bushwick Towne. If you are looking for a 14th Street/Union Square type of scene, then I would recommend living off the L Train in Bushwick Town.

Just keep in mind the Bushwick Towne is changing dramatically everyday. Don't be afraid to explore the area and see what works best for you.

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Xitizens Group
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Sam Gold, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Tue Mar 10, 2015
Right now Bushwick is very hot location! It is mostly good renovated, and much safer than 20 years ago. So visit this area, check the subway lines, parks around and try to fill if you like to live in this neighborhood. I think you will pretty much love it. Good luck!
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siskinator, Home Buyer, Brooklyn, NY
Tue Oct 29, 2013
I moved away from Bushwick when I was 5. I moved back with my children and husband two years ago. It's a great place. I live right by the L line...Morgan station. It's artsy and great. My kids love it. My husband loves the commute and it's tranquil and we have it all right here!
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Mitchell Fel…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Dear Forrest:

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. The answer to your questions really depends on what you are used to and what your definition of "bad" is. Your best bet would be to spend some time in the neighborhood and speak to some of the business owners in the area. See what the "lay of the land" is late at night as well.

Mitchell S. Feldman
Associate Broker/ Director of Sales
Madison Estates & Properties, Inc.
Office: (718) 645-1665/ Cell: (917) 805-0783
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Anna M Brocco, Agent, Williston Park, NY
Fri Jun 14, 2013
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....…
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Luke Constan…, Agent, Brooklyn, NY
Fri Jun 14, 2013
Good morning Forest,

Bushwick has changed alot since your father lived there 20 years ago along with the rest of Brooklyn. The people who lived here back then wouldn't even recognize it now. Take him for a walk through his old neighborhood or take some pictures of the area. I can almost guarantee he will think he's in a totally different world.

Manhattan is where people do business...
Brooklyn is a place people live.

Luke Constantino
Keller Williams Real Estate
9120 4th Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11209
Office: (718) 954 8400
Direct: (212) 300-3919
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Alberto Vigi…, Agent, brooklyn, NY
Thu Jun 13, 2013
It depends on what part of bushwick
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Near the Myrtle-Wyckoff Ave. Subway stops...
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