* Purple areas are the absolute worst in the city.* Areas in red are unsafe, and can be considered at least somewhat "hood" on a citywide level. * Areas in orange are safe to people with a reasonable amount of street smarts, and often act as buffers between the "hoods" and safe areas. * Areas in yellow can be considered somewhat seedy depending on who you ask, but the only reason to avoid them would be if you are COMPLETELY lacking in street smarts. * All of the rest of the areas are all perfectly fine to anybody.* I put all NYCHA facilities in yellow at minimum, mostly because the layout of the buildings makes it easier for somebody to hide around a corner. I marked those that only get this designation because they're "projects" with the word "NYCHA"