"A little bit seedy, but mostly OK"
40th Street is mostly residential, but does traverse into Emeryville with it's big box stores. It's a little bit seedy, especially after dark if you're west of MacArthur BART. MacArthur BART is busy, but there never seems to be a lot of people walking around nearby and I think most people drive here. East of the station, and east of Telegraph Ave, things cheer up a little, and the neighborhood seems to be inviting to a lot of younger people looking for a good deal on an apartment, of which many line both sides of the street up until it crosses Broadway. A little independent record store, 1-2-3-4 Go!!!, has opened and although it's TINY it has a great selection of new and used punk and indie records.