Best route to living well in Brooklyn?
March 26, 2012 4:48 PM Subscribe
Moving to NYC. Preferably Brooklyn. Where should we live and how should we apartment hunt?
posted by Sockowocky to home & garden (19 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
We'd like a 2 bed 2 bath apartment with a decent commute to midtown manhattan. Ideally in a neighborhood that is somewhat quiet, near restaurants that are good (both foodie good and ethnic good). Manhattan may be doable on our budget, but I'm worried about the car (more below) and space/noise.
We have a car we'd like to garage. (it would be utterly amazing to do it in our building, but understand that renting garage space is more likely). Is there anything special we need to know about having a car in Brooklyn?
The budget is ~$3500-4000 a month for rent.
So far we are looking at: Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens, Prospect Heights, Park Slope, Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Williamsburg and Greenpoint. I'm most familiar with Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Williamsburg/Greenpoint and Brooklyn Heights. Are there other neighborhoods we are missing in this category?
Currently looking at Streeteasy and Padmapper - what else should we look at?
There are lots of new buildings in Downtown Brooklyn with all of the bells and whistles - how is it to live there?
- what's downtown brooklyn like as a residential neighborhood?
- anything special about car ownership in brooklyn?
- what other neighborhoods might we like? (outside brownstone bklyn and williamsburg)