Brooklyn annual burglary rates (entire borough) are about 2 per 1000 residents, overall U.S. rate is about 7 per 1000.

Overall annual crime rate in Brooklyn is about 21 per 1000 residents, overall annual crime rate in New Paltz is about 33 per 1000 residents.

If for some reason you must leave gear in your car, perhaps you should consider driving to Brooklyn and parking it there.