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These days, the NYPD might have more subway break dancers to crack down on than old-school burglars.
Crime may not be New York's most pressing issue anymore—we've got mind-boggling rents to worry about, instead!—but everyone still wants to know if the neighborhood they're living in (or about to live in) is safe.
As such, and because we care, we worked with apartment data site Address Report to pull numbers on the safest and most dangerous neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. We focused on non-violent crime—car theft, burglary and grand larceny—rather than violent crime (murder, rape, assault and robbery) because it's much more common, and therefore varies more widely between areas.The numbers are pulled from NYPD data from May 2013 to May 2014, as well as neighborhood population figures from the 2010 U.S. census. They are based on crimes per capita to account for differences in the populations of each area.
WHO: Actor Mike Myers recently revealed that he plays floor hockey. We play a version of that; it’s called floor scratchy. That’s the game where you move your furniture around your tiny apartment to try and make it look like you have more room. Whoever leaves the fewest scratches in the floorboards wins.
There's also a separate listing offering the option of renting out part of this place as a 3.5-bedroom duplex--but you'd end up with third-floor tenants tromping through the common areas.
Between that and the long walk to the train, is a spot in this townhouse still a good deal? Our veteran renters—including RentHackr founder Zeb Dropkin, freelance writer Lambeth Hochwald, and BrickUnderground’s own senior contributing editor, Lucy Cohen Blatter—weigh in for this week’s Take It or Leave It.
Rather than just a gratuitous Little Mermaid (or Spring Breakers)-style review of one's stash of material goods, the inventory is an oh-so-responsible list of your home's contents; when you bought them and how much you paid; make and model numbers; estimated current value; and receipts, if you've got 'em.
It can be tough to get the real lowdown on an apartment before you actually move in--noisy neighbors and vermin have a way of revealing themselves after you've signed the lease and handed over a security deposit. The founders of Address Report are banking on the idea that an easy-to-use online database of apartment info is worth paying for.
When the bakery downstairs is replaced by a lice-removal salon, what effect does it have on property values?
[Update: Fucked in Park Slope reports that Lice Busters will actually move into a smaller space nearby, which once housed Percy's/South Brooklyn Pizza.]
Park Slopers are known for getting uptight about changes to the neighborhood, but we can kind of understand the pain that residents of one Seventh Avenue rental building are feeling.
The storefront, which until recently housed a Sweet Melissa Patisserie, is rumored to be the future home of the awesomely named Lice Busters, a lice removal salon, as neighborhood blog Fucked in Park Slope reports. (Ick factor aside, you've got to respect the business for knowing its target market: it's across the street from a public school and in the city capital of doting parents with cash to burn.)
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