I'm sure there are some of you who are native New Yorkers, or at least have lived there for a while, so I have a question about which areas I should avoid, especially with the equipment I'll be having with me.
I'll be staying in SoHo, on 135 E Houston Street , which I've heard is a very nice area with a lot of galleries etc.
I've heard of East Harlem being dangerous, but I'm planning on some trips to harlem as well to the Apollo Theater and around that area.
I've also heard that some parts of the Lower East Side should be avoided, but people always argue about that since it's become a "hip" area to be in. I'm pretty sure I'll stay away from South Bronx, or the whole Bronx in general, but what other places should I be careful in? I know, all places can be dangerous, and I always rely on simple common sense, but there are always areas in cities where one should be careful, especially after dark.
Thanks in advance, I appreciate it!