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Is it safe to stay in Harlem ?

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1. Posted by autumndew (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

My husband and I will be going to New York and have found this cosy budget boutique hotel called 102 Brownstone. However it is located in harlem, at 102 W 118th st, New York City, NY 10026 to be exact. Anyone knows if it's safe around that area?

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1997 posts) 5y

Harlem has changed quite a bit, and I believe it's now very safe. You might also consider Brooklyn. Have you seen the listings at Airbnb? I just think you get a better bang for the buck in Brooklyn.

3. Posted by DocNY (Respected Member 420 posts) 5y

The area really has improved a ton. Is it a great area? No. But it's not awful by any means -it's an area where gentrification has started. I'd still exercise a fair bit of street smarts but I don't think you'll have a problem so long as you are alert to the surroundings.

It's only about 2 miles from my home, and I have some clients just a couple of blocks west where the area has been getting nicer and nicer.

4. Posted by autumndew (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Hi guys! Thanks for the advise. I have never heard of Airbnb! I will be looking through the listing. Thanks!

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