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is area around long island university - broklyn campus safe? i will be attending grad school and have late evening clases; is it safe at nite? how is the parking? thanks a lot.
this is in downtown Brooklyn, right across the street from world-famous Junior's Restaurant, on the northwest corner of Flatbush and DeKalb; you MUSt have the cheesecake! Having said a mouthful there, this area is pretty much bereft of pedestrians at night, as it's not a residential neighborhood. Except for Junior's, all the crummy little schlock shops will be closed. There is plenty of vehicular traffic, as Flatbush Ave is a main Brooklyln-Manhattan artery, so it's well-lit. There is metered street parking on Flatbush Ave and other sidestreets; I can't speak for on-campus parking, if any. Without getting too specific, of course, where will you be living?
downtown brooklyn isn't so great at nite but fort greene is wonderful. don't even think about bringing your car into brooklyn, you will not need it except for the initial move. like any other major city just use common sense and you will be fine.