Okay, I don't want to sound racist. But this is true. You are african american right? I mean if you are white, stay the hell away, it won't be safe for you. In general, you can look at a map of brooklyn, and queens, look at all of the area at the border between the two, Bed-Stuy, Brownsville, East New York, and they are not in any way to be considered safe for anyone. No one lives there if they have a choice, or they themselves are part of the problem. To be honest, I would suggest calling the local police precienct, as a non emergency call, and just frankly ask whoever answers the phone. Tell them your situation, your demographic group, and take their word for it.