Now let’s read about the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2018. Insider monkey has come up with a great article again. First of all, you must be aware of the high crime rate in NYC. For that information, it is useful to check out the NYC crime map by neighborhood that Google prepared. Second, when it comes to bad neighborhoods, the ones that are always mentioned as such are the worst neighborhoods in Bronx and Queens.
Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three of the worst neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2018 from their list.
The first one is Williamsburg, which is a very interesting borough in Brooklyn, as there are many ethnic groups such as Italians, Jews, Hispanics, Poles, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. Since the ‘90s, the borough was characterized by the hipster culture, a contemporary art scene, as well as vibrant nightlife. Then, later in early 2000, it became the center of indie rock and electroclash, which is why it was nicknamed “Little Berlin.” Even though it seems very fun, there is its dark side, as well. The borough had a problem with rapes and murders, back in 2009 and 2010, which is still present nowadays, but in a less percentage. The second one is Hell’s Kitchen. Just by the look at the name of this borough, you already get afraid! Hell’s Kitchen is Manhattan’s borough, also known by the name “Clinton.” There are several theories about how it got the name. Some say David Crockett used it in some comment, while others claim it was taken from the New York Times article. Anyhow, it is probably closely related to its dangerous side. Back in the 1990s, there were lots of murders. Fortunately, it decreased, but what stayed, are felony assaults. At last, but not least we are mentioning Bushwick. Sixth on our list of the worst neighborhood in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2018 is Brushwick, in Brooklyn. It is known as a working-class neighborhood in the northern part of Brooklyn. During the end of the twentieth century, it became predominantly Hispanic, as another wave of immigrants arrived. From 2009 until 2010, there was a big increase in violence, especially shooting victims on the streets. Even though the shootings are decreased nowadays, the neighborhood still has problems with smaller crimes such as robberies.
For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 worst neighborhoods in Manhattan and Brooklyn in 2018.