My girlfriend and I are booked to stay in Brooklyn in a couple months, for 7 nights. I'm English and she's American (west coast). I chose the accommodation/area on a whim because the rooms looked so good, but i'm starting to wonder if i was wrong to rush it like that.
The place I chose is the Missing Lantern, Dean Street in Brooklyn. I've been reading around since I booked and it looks to be a bit of a sketchy neighbourhood. I'm also reading that it's not too ideal of a location for tourists.
I'm not too worried about the neighbourhood, I don't anticipate that I'd be walking around tenement blocks past midnight or something, and I don't mind a bit of noise. It still is a bit of a worry if it genuinely isn't safe, but i'm not paranoid.
Like many, I guess I ended up picking this place because I couldn't afford any good places in Manhattan. Well no place that looked as good as this (private bathroom etc.) but I'm starting to wonder if i should have sacrificed a a nice room so I could stay somewhere more central to Manhattan. I'm half Italian myself and wondering around Little Italy is a big one on my list of things to do.
Have i made it really difficult for myself to get to substations and travel around the city? or am i just being paranoid?
Would you recommend cancelling this booking? and picking a lesser room in a better area?
thanks a lotEdited: 07 September 2012, 11:18