Lucy was visiting during the West Indian Parade which is the craziest time of year for this neighborhood. As it is stated in the descriptions, it is a Jamaican neighborhood so if you feel unsafe by seeing people of other colors, you might not feel comfortable. However, I have lived in the neighborhood for 2 years and never felt unsafe. Like any big city, you should always be careful of your surroundings. I advise that everyone take the Q line because it is 20 min from Church stop to Union Square. 2 train is local and takes much longer. Also, Lucy visited on a weekend and the weekend trains are not good all over NYC. Many lines are not working and some are under construction.