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Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

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Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

Lots of questions, would be grateful of any help

Travelling to New York alone to do all the touristy things ... Decided to stay in an apartment as I can't afford a hotel, what with the single occupancy rates

Found a nice apartment on gold street seems there are a few subways nearby so should be easy for me to get into manhattan .. I have been to New York before but never to Brooklyn

Is this area safe for a young female traveling alone in the winter?

Other than the obvious tourist places what are some less popular things you would highly recommend I do whilst I'm visiting?

Many thanks!!

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1. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

Most vacation rentals in NYC are illegal if under 30 days. You need a hotel/hostel...

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2. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

I'm using airbnb site

Seems pretty legit to me

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3. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

It is illegal to rent. The site is legit for other places around the world. NYC has specific laws.

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4. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

What is the cross street? Some of Gold St is by public housing, which is not safe for a lone female walking alone at night.

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I don't know as I don't have the exact address as yet

Which is the part that you consider unsafe?

I heard its a well built up financial area

Is this untrue?

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6. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

You just ignoring the illegal part? Also be aware of scams.

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7. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

Gold Street in MANHATTAN is in the Financial District. Gold Street in Brooklyn is near the business area of downtown Brooklyn at one end, and runs through Vinegar Hill on the other end down to the water. A lot of it isn't very convenient to the subway either. You need to have a better sense of where exactly it is you'd be staying.

Plus, you know, likely illegal. In case you care.

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8. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

I believe the nearest subway is on Jay st.

A long dangerous walk at night.

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9. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

Where do you get your info?

Edited: 6:07 pm, July 05, 2013
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10. Re: Gold street - downtown Brooklyn

If its illegal then why hasn't the airbnb site been taken down? Or at least the places on offer in nyc?

I can't afford to stay in a hotel, as in travelling alone you still have to pay double for the hotel as in pay for two people hence why an apartment sounds good

I know the pod hotel does single occupancy rooms but you have to share a toilet/bathroom

Which I don't want to do