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NY ers: Is 3rd ave & 124th st safe?

sorry, i know. i'm starting a new thread, but i wanted to get some feedback. i've got a hotel reserved in this area for a reasonable price, which is one of the reasons i wonder if it's a safe area. i told my boyfriend i'd ask you guys if i'll be alright staying in that area for the night.

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direct quote from my friend, who lives in NYC and is *quite familiar* with NYC

blitz: hey, is 3rd ave & 124th st safe?
blitz: a friend of mine has a hotel room in that area, but wants to know if its safe
blitzfriend: lol
blitzfriend: that is spanish harlem
blitz: so..not safe?
blitzfriend: he prolly has it in a project
blitzfriend: couldn't he stay at like, a hilton or something?
blitz: hehe, dunno..but I'll tell *her* your thoughts
blitz: it's a woman, so that makes her more vulnerable
blitzfriend: oooh
blitzfriend: yeah
blitzfriend: tell her to get something at the embassy suites in d-town
blitzfriend: it is near ground zero, but the hotel is fine
blitzfriend: =)
 

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honestly I doubt you'd get shot - but you'd probably find it uncomfortable.
I put up a web site here for hotels in NYC - see if you can drag it up.
there are a ton...
 
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Don't worry the area is fine, even Bill Clintons office is only a few blocks away anyways just be smart and don't go wandering around at 3 in the morning.
 
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Originally posted by NubianPrincess
you are staying at the washington, i hear the rooms suck, though
of course. but that's alright. i just need a place to rest my head.
thanks, everyone for your input :)
 

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I have no idea where 3rd ave and 124th street is (but I guess the other posters who responded do?).

Anyway, Einstein is close to the 6, but the 6 train is not that close to Einstein- you would definitely need to take a cab. There are hotels in the Bronx that would be closer to Einstein than say a hotel in Spanish Harlem. I think Pelham Gardens is one. It is not a Hyatt, but is is safe and it is relatively close to the school (you would need to take a cab to the school if you are not driving). PM me if you are really interested in motels in the Bronx.

Good luck on your upcoming interview :D
 

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Originally posted by bafanculo
Don't worry the area is fine, even Bill Clintons office is only a few blocks away anyways just be smart and don't go wandering around at 3 in the morning.

um, if Bill Clinton's office is near, you REALLY dont want to go out at night ;) :p
 

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Originally posted by pocwana
i'm going for einstein, but i believe columbia is also nearby.
einstein is just off the 6?
Well Columbia is near by, but Columbia P&S is another 40+ blocks away...
 
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Originally posted by Random Access
Well Columbia is near by, but Columbia P&S is another 40+ blocks away...
ah, thanks for pointing that out RA. i just saw Columbia on a yahoo! map when i was looking at the intersection. hehe
 

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I have lived in Harlem for the past year (after being born and raised in small-town Wisconsin), and you shouldn't have any problem at 124th and 3rd. It's actually right by the Metro North train station, so you won't even look too out of place with your suitcase. Just to be on the safe side, though, you probably shouldn't go out after 10 (you should be sleeping anyway if you have an interview the next day). Don't take the 6 though, take the 5 to 180th, then the Bx21 bus to Eastchester Road (make sure you are going in the right direction--ask the bus driver). For Columbia, you would have to take the M60, M100 or M101 on 125 to Amsterdam, walk a block to Broadway and catch the 1 or 9 train to 168th.

This page might be helpful to have with you
 
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