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7.4 out of 10

12th St, Gowanus

Ranked 2nd best street in Gowanus
40.6702266654867 -73.9937179508418
Great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Cost of Living
Who lives here?
  • No ratings yet


4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Awesome neighborhood vantage point"

I've become familiar with 12th Street mostly around where it ends after Hamilton Place - and that's because I've been frequenting the plant nursery at Lowes (and of course the Pathmark next door, a horrible store for produce but great for buying TP and paper towels in bulk).

The blocks west of 3rd Avenue are no place anyone would want to live - there is a city vehicle maintenance garage in the vicinity and the street is lined with snow plow trucks - but you couldn't move in if you wanted to, as all of these buildings are of the industrial warehouse sort.

Go east of 3rd Ave and you get to the good stuff - the row houses go up in value and beauty as you approach Prospect Park. These six blocks are almost completely lined with brownstones (especially west of 5th Ave), with the occasional corner store of Blockbuster video taking up space where the street intersects with an avenue.

Those that live close to 5th and 7th Aves will be able to enjoy the great deal of amenities that populate these particular streets, but being set away from them will also protect 12 St residents from the bar traffic noise that never seems to die down on any given day.
  • Lowes, Pathmark
  • nearby nightlife
  • lots of great restaurants will deliver to your apt
  • built on a sloping hill
  • industrial area west of 3rd Ave
  • near the crappy F, G, N, R trains

"About 12th Street"

With the M, R, and F trains located conveniently on this street near 12th and 4th Avenue, this street is really well connected. It is filled with various small businesses and service oriented shops and stores. I think that this is a great place to live if you're thinking of moving to Brooklyn, though having a car here might be something you look into. All in all, a nice street in a great neighborhood.
4/5 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 4/5
  • Shopping Options 5/5
  • Gym & Fitness 5/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 5/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5

"My Block on 12th is Amazing"

I live between 8th ave. and Prospect Park on 12th st. We're a half block from the park so its super convenient to chilling in the open spaces. The Street is well maintained... the neighbors are always having clean-up days and this and that. We participate when we can.

There's a respectible bar and restaurant on the corner, great food and good bar to hang out in after a long week.

People are great. Street is clean... what more can I say. Take a look at my video to see a better view.

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