Neighborhoods of Brooklyn?
January 1, 2010 10:39 PM Subscribe
Which neighborhoods in Brooklyn along the BQE would you recommend I move to?
I will be doing the reverse commute to LI, so access to the BQE is a key feature. I'm considering Bk Heights, WBurg, Greenpoint, Ft Greene, Vinegar Hill/DUMBO, Clinton Hill.
posted by antipode12 to home & garden (17 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It looks like I can swing a tight 1 bedroom, or I may have to split a place with a roommate.
This is a big change for me -- I'm kind of starting over. I have a couple of friends in Brooklyn, but if you ever lived on LI, you'd understand why someone might leave.
That said, the neighborhood I'm hoping for is:
A) safe, safe-ish (esp w parking the car)
B) friendly, arts-oriented, less-family, more young - somewhere I'd be able to make friends
C) not too $$
I know Williamsburg the best. I'd move there; however the "hip-ness" of it is a little much for me -- like a steroided version of what I'm looking for. But I like the fun and creativity in WBurg.
I like Park Slope (but too $, and too far from the job), even if it is a little family-oriented. (Am I wrong?)