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  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
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East Harlem is a very beautiful neighborhood and I've lived here for over 10 years. Most people speaking about crime rates and uncleanliness sound very microagressionist. New York City overall is very dirty it smells strange unless you're in an uber rich neighborhood. Soho reeks of trash in the summer and has rats fighting in trashcans.

Crime rates have decreased and yes some people make you uncomfortable but have some common sense and don't go out at 2 am expecting to meet a lovely person. Also the crime rates and people go for all around the city.

I've met so many lovely people in East Harlem, they stand up and support one another.

You really get the feeling of being in a community, neighbors talk to one another. I was almost hit by a car a few months ago and a few ladies I've never spoken to rushed to help me and yelled at the man driving.

Overall its a beautiful place to live. Lots of restaurants (not just pizza like the rest of the city) chinese, mexican, dominican, italian, and cuban food. The community is diverse and full of life. I love living here.
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JohnJ9 East Harlem is up and coming, but there are areas to stay away from. I've lived at Lenox Terrace for 3 years. 129th street was shut down for 3 months due to Gang violence. Over the last couple of months there have been several shootings from 116th up to 132nd street on 5th. 2 of which have happened on 132nd street and 5th, 1 of those 2 nights ago and the other 1 month ago same corner.
We moved here with high hopes but are disappointed with management and how they handle and support tenants and building issues. There are areas that are safe but in my opinion undesirable and not worth thr rent. As far as neighbors helping, that's bull in my hood. People would rather jump in front of a pregnant woman on a train or elevator. No class and no courtesy. This is my experience in E Harlem. Don't bother, move to Astoria.
TommyO Stay out of El Barrio we did find without you for many many years.
GregM1 Is this where the Beautiful singers of the 1960 s girl group the Ronnetes are from or Washington Heights? Estelle Bennet/Veronica Benneet and Nedra Talley?
StellaW1 129th Street was shut down for gang violence?!!!!! Someone's been watching too many movies from the 1980s! This is a lovely neighborhood, haven't heard about gang violence in lower Harlem since the early 90s. It's a lovely place.
But bigots like you should stay away!!
SarahS16 Why is he a bigot? Because he acknowledged there are gangs? There are gangs. Read the news.
robertc7 I live in Dallas Tx and there is violence everywhere. But I always wanted to live in NYC. Especially Spanish harlem it has a rich culture. Im a social work and anthropology magor at UTArlington a city near Dallas tx . The only problem is I am on ssdi disability and the cost of living in NYC is more expensive than down here Ican work but im limited what iI can earn. I just got my section 8 down here. But if I could transfer to NYU and be able to transfer my section 8 and make a living even though im low income I would love to be a part of the community and I would hope to have a job in social services in Spanish harlem. But I dont know if it's possible
ronf1 Listen from a east harlem and a bronx resident. East Harlem is great like anywhere else who wants to be outside late at night there's weirdos in every part of new york city. East harlem is very nice, in my opinion nicer than lower manhattan a close knit community makes life easy everyone knows everyone people pull favors for each other it's not too fast pace but not slow its a great community to raise a child so all in all its a great community with pretty good schools.
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