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Dee

New York, NY

#1 Jun 15, 2006
I have an appt to view an apt next week. I'm really nervous about moving to Coop City. Any and all info is appreciated - parking, commuting, noise level?
Maggie

AOL

#2 Jun 17, 2006
My friend lived there almost all her life and she just moved away with her three boys. She saw the changes, primerily drugs, guns, gangs etc. Parking is OK if you have an indoor spot. It's not really a safe place if you are a woman alone, elderly or have children.
Tasha

Bronx, NY

#3 Aug 15, 2006
Don't move there, I live there and they give you a nice impression but when you get there it is totally different.
mike

Bronx, NY

#5 Apr 11, 2007
co-op city is a nice place
CO-OP CITY INFORMATION

Highland, NY

#6 Apr 28, 2007
Share your Co-op City horror and pleasure stories at www.coopcityinfo.com , THE CO-OP CITY INFORMATION NETWORK.
http://www.coopcityinfo.com
Ann Hill

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Jul 13, 2007
I wouldn't if I were you. I moved in 2001 and hated it from day one. It's all couped up, there is no parking (unless indoor)your guests can't park anywhere. We moved out in 2005 to an apartment we can barely afford but we are happier. It is not safe, one older woman was raped a couple of years ago in our building. Drugs and gun shots are common. The people who work in the supermarkets are rude and uneducated. I would never move back.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#12 Jul 13, 2007
Maggie wrote:
My friend lived there almost all her life and she just moved away with her three boys. She saw the changes, primerily drugs, guns, gangs etc. Parking is OK if you have an indoor spot. It's not really a safe place if you are a woman alone, elderly or have children.
I will ditto Maggie. My friend at Co-op city has seen it go from bad to worse, but then to better. It has improved greatly, but try for an indoor parking spot.

You will need a car to get about, although Co-op City is pretty handy for shopping, movies, etc.

Also, consider Mount Vernon, New Rochelle, and Mamaroneck; or Yonkers, Hastings, Tuckahoe, or Dobbs Ferry. All are great, and nicer than Co-op City, nice as it is.
CO-OP CITY INFO NETWORK

Port Jervis, NY

#14 Jul 17, 2007
Visit http://www.coopcityinfo.com - the co-op city information network - to sell your old and new stuff.
Thomas Harris

New York, NY

#16 Jul 23, 2007
BEWARE!
Coop City=Thug City.
Coop City is a vast holding pen for
Rikers Island, going nowhere fast, thugs.
It has a great shopping area, but even so,
I don't shop there, because of the horrible
customer service of the nasty, skank clerks.
If you don't want to get raped, mugged,
robbed, stay out of Coop City.
It's a crying shame, because the apartments
are huge, the price is right, and it should
be a wonderful place to live.
But thanks to the people, that everyone wants
to avoid, Coop City is just a Thug City residential project.
If you want your kids to hang out with thugs
and muggers, Bloods and Crips, just move to
Coop City and sign up for a permanent Rikers
Island visitors pass, you'll need it.
EPS178

New York, NY

#17 Jul 25, 2007
I've lived in coop my whole life.Sure its not the same place it was years ago when u could leave ur bike down for a second to run to mister softee but it still isnt that bad compared to the other sections of the bronx. The city needs to equally renovate each borough so that no neighborhood should suffer from neglect, but thats what people would call utopia. The crime levels arent that serious, people get raped mugged robbed everywhere no place is safe even with top security. People need to bring up their children with the same old fashioned values as me and my cohort were brought up on because we never tried to ruin our home. Where I live is really quiet, never too busy, but Section Five..that is another story. But all in all. Coop city is pretty decent. I wish people would stop acting like misfortunes do not happen in even the poshest areas. Get real people even the suburbs have their own dark side.
Antoinette

United States

#18 Aug 13, 2007
I've been a resident of Co-op City since 1971 and have watched the community's condition deteriorate and improve over the decades.

The recent renovations and improvements have made a difference in the way things look. However, there are quite a number of individuals (young and old) that disgrace the community with their unruly and unacceptable behavior that casts a gloomy shadow on what should be a wonderful place to live.

Thankfully, my building is in Section Five facing the water, and is far from all the 'undesirable' areas.

Hopefully one day ALL the areas in Co-op City will be DESIREABLE once again.

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#19 Aug 13, 2007
Antoinette wrote:
I've been a resident of Co-op City since 1971 and have watched the community's condition deteriorate and improve over the decades.
The recent renovations and improvements have made a difference in the way things look. However, there are quite a number of individuals (young and old) that disgrace the community with their unruly and unacceptable behavior that casts a gloomy shadow on what should be a wonderful place to live.
Thankfully, my building is in Section Five facing the water, and is far from all the 'undesirable' areas.
Hopefully one day ALL the areas in Co-op City will be DESIREABLE once again.
Antoinette, and neighbors too:

Come up to New Rochelle Wednesday, Aug. 15. Great free concert at HUDSON PARK.

David Patterson, great jazz, standards singer. Bring a folding chair.

7:30pm, on the water.
Antoinette

United States

#20 Aug 17, 2007
Oh No!.... I missed it Mr. Bill.

Fortunately, there will be a FREE Jazz concert in Co-op City, Section Five on the Greenway on Tuesday, August 21st @ 7:00 pm Featuring HOUSTON PEARSON!

Co-op City is turnin' it up!
Monique

United States

#21 Aug 17, 2007
Can anyone give me some positive feedback if any on Coop City I am thinking about moving there and just had a viewing...I have a 13 year old son and want to make sure I bringing him up in safe environment...

“It's a Brand New Day”

Since: Feb 06

New Rochelle

#22 Aug 17, 2007
Monique wrote:
Can anyone give me some positive feedback if any on Coop City I am thinking about moving there and just had a viewing...I have a 13 year old son and want to make sure I bringing him up in safe environment...
Yes. You now will get to root for the YANKEES.

Seriously, come down and go to the concert Antionette mentioned above. If that doesn't give you a real taste of Co-op City, nothing will.
Renee

Brooklyn, NY

#23 Aug 20, 2007
When you consider alternative residences in the Bronx, Coop City comes out near the top for the following reasons: internally based security (visual deterrent), Boys and Girls Club for teens, shopping resources and adequate parking at the shopping areas, decent schools and gas/electricity inclusive of maintenance. comparatively speaking for the Bronx. The downside is the aggressive pursuit of the NYC parking violations, if you own a car (they love Coop City) and park on the street. Work to obtain parking (if needed) before signing on the dotted line. Overall, Coop City is a good place for the money.
MS BLAZE

New Rochelle, NY

#24 Aug 22, 2007
I HAVEN'T LIVED IN CO-OP THAT LONG, BUT LONG ENOUGH. IT NOT BAD. BUT THE PEOPLE THAT RUN IT (RIVERBAY) NOT A LOT OF NICE THINGS I CAN SAY ABOUT THEM. THEY NEED TO MAKE IT LOOK LIKE A COMMUNITY AGAIN AND TAKE ALL THIS MESS DOWN
Tameika

AOL

#25 Aug 22, 2007
Antoinette wrote:
I've been a resident of Co-op City since 1971 and have watched the community's condition deteriorate and improve over the decades.
The recent renovations and improvements have made a difference in the way things look. However, there are quite a number of individuals (young and old) that disgrace the community with their unruly and unacceptable behavior that casts a gloomy shadow on what should be a wonderful place to live.
Thankfully, my building is in Section Five facing the water, and is far from all the 'undesirable' areas.
Hopefully one day ALL the areas in Co-op City will be DESIREABLE once again.
I just felt a little releived! I just bought an apt in co-op city and will be moving in in september (section 5) reading all the things these people are saying on this forum totally scared me away! reading your post kinda releived me a little!
silentsteve63

New York, NY

#26 Aug 23, 2007
Ann Hill wrote:
I wouldn't if I were you. I moved in 2001 and hated it from day one. It's all couped up, there is no parking (unless indoor)your guests can't park anywhere. We moved out in 2005 to an apartment we can barely afford but we are happier. It is not safe, one older woman was raped a couple of years ago in our building. Drugs and gun shots are common. The people who work in the supermarkets are rude and uneducated. I would never move back.
ANN CAN I ASK YOU A QUESTION ABOUT MOVING OUT OF CO-OP CITY?
silentsteve63

New York, NY

#27 Aug 23, 2007
I PURCHASED AN APARTMENT AT CO OP CITY ABOUT A YEAR NOW AND WANT TO MOVE ON, WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE? DO THEY PURCHASE BACK, DO I HAVE TO BE THERE FOR A TIME PERIOD? CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME INFORMATION ON THIS SUBJECT THANKS PEOPLE..

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