How safe is LeFrak City in Queens, New York?
November 13, 2012 9:59 AM Subscribe
Asking for a friend: How safe is LeFrak City (in Queens, New York) currently? More detailed questions inside.
posted by slide to Home & Garden (13 answers total)
I just got approved for an apartment there, on the side by the expressway, in the Brazil complex. I know that LeFrak used to be really bad in the 80s and 90s but it seems to have gotten a lot better. There are a ton of stores like the Gap, Pier 1 Imports, Applebee's, a huge movie theatre, etc. right there, which seems to me as if it's really a promising neighborhood/complex. The leasing office also told me that a lot of young professionals live there. Is that true?
I read that there was an attack there last summer, but in a complex of 5,000 apartment units, those seem like decent odds to me. Surely more attacks than that go on in the "cool" places of the city, like the LES, and I feel very comfortable on the LES.
Does anyone have any insight about the tenants or the safety of the area?
To tell you a little about myself, I am a 25 year old white female. However, I was raised by a father who was a cop, so was taught from a very young age to be always aware of my surroundings. I've lived in the city for over two and a half years now, in Hell's Kitchen and in Alphabet City, which always had sketchy characters hanging out, but I still absolutely loved living in those areas and always felt safe. It is time for me to get my own place without roommates (this is non-negotiable) and I have capped my budget at $1,100, so LeFrak works out very well in that regard. I will say that I feel infinitely more comfortable around LeFrak than I do when I'm in BedStuy, Crown Heights, Flatbush, Bushwick, Stuyvesant Heights, Red Hook, and even that really industrial and isolated section of Gowanus. How does this place compare? Is it a bad idea for me to move here? Will the six-minute walk from the subway at either the Rego Park or Woodhaven stop be bad at night?
Thanks for any information on any of my questions!! Any other information/thoughts on LeFrak City also welcome!!