I love Nyc, the city never sleeps and you're constantly looking at everything. Beyoglu, and Istanbul in general are the same. We stayed a two minutes walk away from busy Istiklal which where "everything is at". So many food options (street food to restaurants), shopping stores, cafes and pubs/bars of course.
As of 530-6pm, the street is packed with people returning from work/school or people starting their evenings.
Very safe btw.
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