I'm going to try my best to be as politically correct as possible here. Nothing I say is meant to offend in any way.
I am a 20 year old small (5'2'' 100 lbs.) white female looking to sublet a place on the corner of Halsey and Stuyvesant. I'll be living with another 20 year old small (5'8'' 120 lbs.) white female who I anticipate I will always be walking home with at night, so I won't be alone. I was just wondering whether or not safety should be a major concern for us. While being smart, friendly, and sensical is always a necessary part of getting along in life I don't want to feel like I'm constantly looking over my shoulder if I'm coming home late at night. Most of what I've read suggest going to check it out which I am scheduled to do in the coming days, however I don't know if I'll have a chance to walk around the area at night. What do you guys think? What are your personal experiences? Is jeering an issue for you? Have you ever felt like you were in physical danger? Does simply carrying pepper spray on you make you feel more secure? While I realize these issues are best gauged person to person hearing others stories will help me get a better sense of what to expect and decide for myself whether or not this seems like an area I will be comfortable living in.
Thanks in advance for any and all responses!