Manhattan at night
I am staying at T-tower in Manhattan with friends for the break. I am however kind of sketched, because one of the hotel people recommended that I don't listen to my i-pod when I'm walking down the avenue at night (for safety reasons). 5th avenue seems fairly safe to me though (I mostly run into drunk corporate guys screaming shit out at 3 am). So how safe is Manhattan at night? I am not a new yorker, so I don't know it well. Do criminals and stuff from poor areas in NYC make their way into well-off areas sometimes?