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So here is my experience with the area: I am a 30 yr old male that used to live on 5th and N, for two years, three years ago (i.e. on your way from Mt Vernon metro). I also work on First Street NE, just south of NY Avenue. Also, when I first moved here (5 years ago), I turned down an apartment on Quincy St NE because of safety concerns.
Now, the area is OK – but I would keep my guard up walking around there at night. Frankly, the McMillan House on O and North Cap NW made me apprehensive. Likewise, Sursum Corda and Tyler House are no picnics on North Capitol. All that being said, I would say that it appears to me only marginally more dangerous than Euclid Street east of 11th. If you’re careful, and well adjusted to city living, you could do worse – but it would definitely factor into my price concerns. Walking from NoMa should be fine, just a chore with the North Cap / NY Ave intersection.