In the 80's into the 90's people started leaving because of the crime and the cost of living was rising. By the time the 2000's hit it was almost impossible for some New Yorkers to afford their apartments. Nowadays, there's a lot of renters looking for roommates to split the cost of the rent and other bills.
Brooklyn among other boroughs has become gentrified. Out with old in with the new, but it's going to cost you to live there.
While new buildings are being built and new faces are in the area, the crime is on the rise and it's back with a vengeance.
I'm not saying that it stopped but it did calm down a bit.
Within the past few months, it has been terrible things happening. Let's just say the 80's has come back, purse snatching, robbing for sneakers, jumping and beating on people. It's a whole mess! The best thing to do while you're in NYC is to go out during morning and afternoon hours, get back home before mid night.
Even though crime is continuing to rise, we now have to worry about the Coronavirus.
So many cases has come up and it's a scary situation, but if you keep you and your family sanitized and continue to research on how to keep from getting sick, you and your family should be ok.
This Coronavirus is spreading like wild fire, I hope and pray that a vaccine is made and it slows down so everyone could stop living in fear. Until then please be safe.