Read all about East NY? Heard the rumors? What about hearing it from the people that live and work here and can give you an insight to what others may say, true or not true? Read all about East, NY–the good side of it. Because there’s so much bad information circulating, it’s time to change it’s energy.

Community Board 5
Neighborhoods: East New York, Cypress Hills, Highland Park, New Lots, City Line, Starrett City, and Ridgewood
CB Info: Address:
Brooklyn Community Board 5
127 Pennsylvania Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Phone: 718-498-5711
Fax: 718-345-0501
Email: bklcb5@verizon.net

Chair: Nathan Bradley
District Manager: Walter Campbell
Board Meeting: Fourth Wednesday, 6:30pm
Cabinet Meeting: Third Wednesday, 10:00am

Precinct(s): 75
Precinct Phone(s): 718-827-3511


East New York is a lower middle class residential and commercial neighborhood located in the Eastern section of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City, United States. The neighborhood is part of Brooklyn Community Board 5

Crime Stats

http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs075pct.pdf  VS http://www.nyc.gov/html/nypd/downloads/pdf/crime_statistics/cs042pct.pdf

Here are some words from a poster who puts it all in perspective. And I must say I wholeheartedly agree with what he is saying as I have also live in the south Bronx and East NY. I have also grown up in other sections of Brooklyn before it became hip to live there and I still here random crime stories coming from those areas, whereas in East NY I am finding some instances of crimes are happening within a specific group of people. READ:

“most of those murders are drug/money related, if you don’t hang out with thugs then you have little to worry about. The murder rate in ENY in the 90’s was 100+ so it only seems high today in comparison to the rest of low crime NY. Damn, people in NY are getting soft.”

“Yes but the actual area in the South Bronx where people actually live ( thats not warehouses/garages/Hostos/Lincoln Hospital/or anything other than a house or apartment) is crammed into a smaller area compared to what you find in ENY. By your own stats you point out Melrose which has 12 murders in an area less then a 3rd the size of ENY with a smaller population. You point out Longwood/hunts point which hunts point is 85% industrial and Longwood which is a tiny neighborhood you then compare it to a neighborhood with 180,000 people and spans how many square miles. ENY is so big it has at least 4 sub-neighborhoods (Cypress Hills, City Line, Starrett City, Pitkin Industral) and another one being built as we speak. I’ve lived in both for years, the numbers don’t lie.”

“I lived in Mott Haven for the last 5 years and my family still lives in ENY and you are way off. The bronx has lost most of the old houses and have been replaced by cheap fedders style houses. There are a couple of blocks around 142 st. but ENY offers a lot more from Victoria, wood frame and brick row houses. Since the BX is more densely populated with Projects around every corner you definitely see more crime and feel less safe than ENY, where it’s mostly residential and the only projects are on/around Linden Blvd. Trust me i lived on a block in the bronx that saw two chopped up bodies and not on the same occassion. I heared gunshots all the time and walked passed many crime scenes/ candle light memorials. ENY is far from perfect but I can tell you first hand that it’s not what most people think.”



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