"Why would you come here if you didn't have to?"
This is one of many low income neighborhoods in the South Bronx – it’s certainly not recommended for tourists, and I wouldn’t recommend moving here if it can be helped. The neighborhood has had its share of drug and gang problems resulting in crime and violence. This neighborhood was recently heralded as the murder capital of the city, and even more recently as the neighborhood most likely to steal your car. Of course, like in most parts of the city, crime is on the decline (though with this current recession who knows how long that downshift will last).