Hi we are visiting NYC from the UK for the first time tomorrow!
I've got the impression that the city is much safer these days and that former no-go areas for tourists are now okay (given the usual sensible precautions, not travelling at night etc).
However i came across a post on another site (the inferior Virtual-Tourist) which stated...
1. if you are White stay in downtown or Midtown Manhattan. 2. Do not go to Brooklyn or the Bronx or Harlem whatever you do. They are EXTREMELY dangerous for White people especially at night.
Now i'm planning to visit Brooklyn and Harlem with wife and 12 yr old son. We are generally well travelled and savvy. Have you guys got any advice?
On a similar note i would like to visit Coney Island possibly as it gets dark (a friend recommended this) Is this overly risky travelling back via subway? Is one route better than another?