New App Aims to Help You Avoid “Sketchy” Areas????
“a Manhattan-based navigation app that crowdsources user experiences along with publicly available data to rate the relative ‘sketchiness’ of certain areas in major cities.”
"Another question: Let’s say you do, in fact, find yourself in a sketchy, unfamiliar neighborhood. Is taking out a phone and reading user-submitted reviews of your immediate surroundings really the best course of action? Isn’t that like eating a bad bite of sushi, and only then reading Yelp reviews for the restaurant you’re already seated in?"