Some Chelsea residents say drug use, crime in area is out of control

Some people living in Chelsea say drug use on their streets is so bad, they're in the process of hiring private security. They tell CBS2's Lisa Rozner their cries for help to the city are going unanswered.

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Havocko
Havocko
323 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Live in Chelsea and can confirm. Train station has become their base at times. Recently on my way to work and two guys were slumped over on the stairs. One of them standing and nodding off. Seen several people smoking crack out in the open. I'm in two different online groups and they're all complaining about it. 8th Ave is the absolute worst!

dproma
dproma
303 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Yet the average rent is 6K. It doesn’t add up.

Robinho999
Robinho999
259 · 9 days ago · Reddit

dont worry someone will be in here soon talking about how crime is actually down and this is all in their heads

TeamMisha
TeamMisha
131 · 9 days ago · Reddit

The one lady "This is a 3 ring circus" after 11PM lmao jesus. I wonder if the open drug use and other antisocial behavior observed around Penn is basically spreading south? Guess it's nicer to shoot up by a little garden level apartment in Chelsea than outside Penn. Sucks to see more communities getting hit with this kind of chaos.

GeneralSlimeball
GeneralSlimeball
125 · 9 days ago · Reddit

The smell from the West 14th subway platform confirms this.

stratrookie
stratrookie
102 · 9 days ago · Reddit

In the past month or so I’ve been groped on my way to the gym at 7AM (6’4” male) and had to call the police on a homeless man attacking a couple outside of McDonald’s in broad daylight. Chelsea is great for getting to other neighborhoods quick but can’t wait to move when my lease is up. The neighborhood sucks and I’m tired of the bs

poopmast
poopmast
88 · 8 days ago · Reddit

It has gotten so bad, my employer provides uber stipends to safely get home for folks working in the office past 6:30 due to the sketchiness by our office.

path0inthecity
path0inthecity
72 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Maybe it’s time that they stop voting for the morons that ostensibly think that this is desirable

sdotmills
sdotmills
47 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Saw a dude shooting up into his calf on the corner of 30th and 6th last week in broad daylight around 5:00. Bunch of kids around, really disgusting.

goldmanzaddy
goldmanzaddy
37 · 9 days ago · Reddit

where in Chelsea? i don’t remember seeing any really bad streets around there

Soho, LES, Chinatown area however has gotten grungy af. Trash everywhere.

Empath1999
Empath1999
35 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Not a surprise, 8th ave from 20’s to 30’s is a shithole. Between the psycho homeless people and druggies walking there at night is a total crapshoot.

Geronimobius
Geronimobius
30 · 8 days ago · Reddit

8th Ave and 22-19ish is a shit show, scaffolding has been up for years on the west side of the ave, sex workers and zonked out users mill about all day.

Surprised to see so many comments about the Mitchell-lama housing in the mid 20's as that is NOT the problem area compared to the area south in the heart of chelsea.

rollin20s
rollin20s
26 · 8 days ago · Reddit

live in chelsea and wrote an email to the 10th precinct last week complaining about these same issues but it was predictably ignored. our local fruit stand guy got beat badly and robbed a couple weeks ago. zombie looking junkies everywhere. purse snatching at children's parks. car break ins. store robberies. never felt this unsafe in my neighborhood

fruityfonz
fruityfonz
15 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I don’t live in the area but I work in the area, I can definitely confirm this. I take the train to work and dread having to get off at 14th St station because I almost stepped on a dirty needle there more than once.

SenorDevil
SenorDevil
15 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Don’t worry everyone. Our mayor ran on the premise of being a cop, finding the shit out of the nypd, and bringing safety to the city. /s

Clowns doing nothing.

Plane_Repair
Plane_Repair
13 · 8 days ago · Reddit

i’ve literally seen crackheads take a shower in a kids park while children were there, nothing is gonna change unfortunately

sagenumen
sagenumen
11 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Good thing we keep fellating the NYPD and giving them billions of dollars.

/s

Edit: No, I don't think drug use should be a criminal matter. I was speaking to the "...and crime..." aspect of this. The NYPD is largely useless.

jgalt5042
jgalt5042
10 · 8 days ago · Reddit

It’s pretty much the same in the rest of NYC

Everyoneeatshere
Everyoneeatshere
10 · 8 days ago · Reddit

People will push for policies until it up in their front yard

hansulu3
hansulu3
8 · 8 days ago · Reddit

does this drop property values? will this lower rent? the answer will be the same to "will anything be done about this?"

spaceresin
spaceresin
8 · 9 days ago · Reddit

Close down the methadone clinics. NYC can’t be a destination for strung out druggies from the region

stewartm0205
stewartm0205
6 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Call 311 and make a complaint. Write your local city council member. Call your local precinct.

ashtheblunt
ashtheblunt
5 · 8 days ago · Reddit

I've stayed in Chelsea several times, and hung around there to eat out & do some deliveries. Can confirm. The amount of druggies I see around there and the herald square/​Hudson Yards area is like an infestation.

shamrock9377
shamrock9377
5 · 8 days ago · Reddit

Yeah a lot of people think chelsea is just the high line and nice art galleries, but forget that Penn South is right there on the border