Hailed in: Hell's Kitchen
Hails from: Pakistan
Man, this city's getting crazy. We had those shootings a while back at the West Indian Day Parade. All those people, and a cop, too! There was that Long Island serial killer not too long ago...Did they ever catch him? This city's freaking me out.
Hailed in: Port Authority
Hails from: India
New York is safe for a big city, and the US is safe as a country. I think I read that crime is coming down here, and that it's pretty low, but sometimes it feels like the city isn't safe. I think it's the economy. There are so many people out of work and everything is so expensive here. I think people are getting desperate.
Hailed in: Lower East Side
Hails from: Philadelphia
I've never had any kind of problem, but you always hear things. I know one driver who got held up. I think cabbies are pretty frequent targets because everyone knows we have cash on us, but so long as you stay out of the worst neighborhoods, I think you'll be all right.
Hailed in: Fort Greene
Hails from: Israel
I think the city's pretty safe, but I'm a big guy and people don't fuck with me. The only people who bother me are pipsqueak reporters like you. Nah, I'm just kidding. I'm sure it must be worse if you live in a bad area or are a chick. Most of my nighttime fares are chicks getting home from bars because they're afraid of the subway. They don't tip, they just flirt. One day one will agree to go out with me, that's why I dress so nice, just in case.