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800.ELLIMAN

5.7 out of 10

Crown Heights

Ranked 30th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6722947710729 -73.941603526719
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Clean & Green
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
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Reviews

1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 1/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Jul 29, 2017

"NOISY NOISY neighborhood"

Below Eastern Parkway, forget about it. There's noise assaults at every turn. Car alarms, sirens, parties, bad neighbors, forget about having any control over your life. Good access to parks and gardens but that stops being appealing when your home environment is a constant assault of noise and to get there you need to wade through a barrage of noise and unmaintained streets. Affordable, but for how long?
Pros
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • Inexpensive real estate
  • Very diverse population
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
Nov 08, 2016

"has improved a lot"

Living from abroad since 2013 in Crown Heights, it has changed a lot, new restaurants are moving in, neighbors are nice and welcoming. Some blocks are still missing Street Trees, lots of garbage on the sidewalks on some blocks. Easy access to other interesting neighborhoods.
Pros
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • Inexpensive real estate
  • Very diverse population
  • low rents
  • Close to other great towns
Cons
  • Bad reputation for safety
Recommended for
  • Tourists
2/5 rating details
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
Jul 13, 2016

"So much noise"

Crown Heights is great in the winter but if you live around President Street the noise is deafening. Forget about keeping your windows open in the night, the extremely loud music, fireworks and loud talking never ends. If you work overnight and can sleep during the day then go for it, otherwise find another neighborhood.
Pros
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
Cons
  • close to some unsafe neighborhoods
  • has its own worrisome (though decreasing) crime rate
  • Bad reputation for safety
2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 1/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 2/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"What is happening to crown heights"

Much of the hipster/young professional noise is for Franklin Ave, the epicenter of Crown Heights gentrification. East of Nostrand Ave remains largely Afro-Caribbean and African-American, which many new comers are not excited about, and is often described by new transplants as the "sketchy" part of town. The neighborhood as a whole still experiences questionable levels of crime, while retaining a strong community vibe.
Pros
  • Strong Caribbean culture
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • Very diverse population
Cons
  • gentrification displacing those of lower income
  • Starbucks representing the change in cultural quality
  • close to some unsafe neighborhoods
  • has its own worrisome (though decreasing) crime rate
  • Bad reputation for safety
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
2yrs+

"Feels like home"

Pros
  • I feel safe here
  • Strong neighborhood community
  • Great nightlife
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • Inexpensive real estate
  • low rents
  • Very diverse population
  • Close to other great towns
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Parking 5/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+

"Very happy here..."

Pros
  • awesome take out food
  • safe
  • so much to do!
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • Inexpensive real estate
  • low rents
  • Very diverse population
Recommended for
  • Tourists
  • Trendy & Stylish
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
2yrs+
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
2yrs+

"Not for tourists, visually appeasing"

Crown Heights is not exactly the kind of place you would escort your grandmother from out of town, but as far as residencies go it's not a bad place. It's rather inexpensive, as it is far from being the Upper East Side, but I would pack up and move here if it came down to it. It's close to Park Slope, which is a nice neighborhood for shopping and going out.

As far as shopping and eating in this area, don't expect much unless you are a huge proponent of Popeye's and Footlocker. However, there are highlights to be had - just as in every New York neighborhood. There are many Caribbean eateries, and many cater to vegans, though I doubt there are a ton living in the area. Crown Heights is one of those neighborhoods that is slowly being gentrified as residents are outpriced from neighborhoods like Park Slope, so cafes and bars are beginning to spring up.
Pros
  • access to the lovely Prospect Park, Brooklyn Botanical
  • low rents
Cons
  • absolutely no good takeout
  • constant traffic jams in front of all liquor stores
2/5
2yrs+

"Questionable neighborhood - but it has vegan food!"

For some strange reason, this random neighborhood in the middle of Brooklyn is very, very vegan friendly. Being a vegan, I can pretty much vouch for New York as generally pretty supportive of vegans – but there seems to be a plethora of them here. However – this isn’t exactly a neighborhood that you’d want to be a tourist in after daylight hours, or possibly even at all. That being said, the neighborhood is full of Caribbean vegan places, though they tend to be very small and usually feature bullet-proof windows. My recommendation would be for D’Ital –though you should get your food and make a run for it.
quail
quail For some strange reason? You're a living in NY and don't what Ital is? Smh..http://www.vrg.org/journal/vj2013issue1/2013_issue1_jamaican_ital_cuisine.php
Oct 09, 2016
quail
quail Sorry, keyboard ate my comment. I meant to say, "You're a living in NY..." I'm also a vegan and love living in Flatbush and visiting Crown Heights because there is so much Ital food to enjoy.
Oct 09, 2016
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Unranked Streets in Crown Heights

"The Heart of Bed-Stuy"
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"I really love Schenectady Ave. It's nice."
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Brevoort Pl

2.5/5
"Quiet little street"
40.6800765569889 -73.9543623859253

Crown St

2.5/5
"On Crown Street"
40.6660112453379 -73.9457101860064

East 94th St

3.5/5
"East 94th Street"
40.6644305004179 -73.9279174987049

Empire Blvd

3.5/5
"On Empire Boulevard"
40.6641080364324 -73.9476604181451
"Small Street Surrounded by Activity"
40.679018005996 -73.9508254990354

Herkimer St

3.5/5
"Parts of Herkimer Street are Quite Nice"
40.6781938252224 -73.9231526740133

Kingston Ave

2.5/5
"On Kingston Avenue"
40.6715769538952 -73.9419918448043
"On Lincoln Place"
40.6702968675683 -73.94125606626

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