"it's ok if you know people and know the area."
Malcolm x blvd especially at the intersection of Fulton avenue isn't the best place to go if you don't know the area especially at night. they tend to be a lot of gang members( mainly bloods) standing around getting high and on multiple times I've seen people get beat up and rob. though it's a little rough it is a perfect place since the bus (b46) travel along the street and it's not far from the train station where the A and C train stops (Utica avenue). I've never had any problems there since i know many people in the area.