A good friend, a young lady from France, is doing an internship in NYC from Jan-June next year. She is using the local Alliance Francaise to look for a room to rent. Most of what they have is either north of Centrak Park (Harlem) or there is some chances of Brooklyn (not sure where). One place she's been offered is at 5th Ave and 130th St, and she asked me what I thought about the location. She'll be taking the subway daily to downtown.
I don't know NY in detail, so I ask you guys. Would you recommend a 25 y/o woman live in that area, or should she keep looking?
I was thinking that in some parts of Brooklyn she could even use Citibikes (obligatory bike content).
Any thoughts you have would be very appreciated. This young lady is kind of my "French daughter" so I'd like to steer her right.