New York is a great city. Getting your sense of the current situation from watching crime clips on tv or the internet is as misleading as it always has been. You could not pay me to live in Florida for more than two weeks at a time. Born and raised in Queens. Lived in Manhattan for decades. Now live in an older suburb so I can take a train in to Manhattan in no more than 45 minutes. I have never felt at all unsafe in any part of the City I have been in for business or pleasure.