From Bed-Stuy to NYU Law Building if you're close to any train it should not take you more than half hour... Bed-Stuy is one of those neighborhoods that is becoming a little nicer than it was a few years ago(it use to be and still kinda is a war zone out there)
This is what intimidates me about looking in Brooklyn--the obviously good neighborhoods are $, and I feel like you have to have a good feel of the neighborhood down to level of several blocks if you're looking in Bed-Stuy/E. Williamsburg. Thoughts from Brooklynites? I live in NJ (hour commute to NYU), but I obviously want to be closer for school, and Brooklyn is a top option.
If you can find something close to any train stop, the safer you will be, especially in neighborhoods like Bed Stuy or
BUSHWICK. (Sorry, pet peeve. East Williamsburg does not exist).
I have a lot of friends in Crown Heights, for example, which can get SUPER shady in some parts, but they are all essentially sitting right on top of the 2/3 stop so they are in a fairly gentrified/Hasidic neighborhood, and I've been to and from there plenty of times and felt fine.