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6.7 out of 10

Bedford Ave, Bedford Stuyvesant

Ranked 4th best street in Bedford Stuyvesant
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Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Internet Access
  • Resale or Rental Value
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Pest Free
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4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 4/5

"Hipster Central"

Bedford Avenue is the main thoroughfare in Williamsburg. It definitely has the most to do out of any of the streets in Willburg. There are an endless amounts of bars, coffeeshops and restaurants on this street as well as clothing and specialty shops.
Blackbird Parlour is a great place on Bedford. It's a cafe and a wine bar. It has that sedate sort of energy that a coffee shop has but they serve great wines too -- in case you want to have wine while you read. Lucky Dog is a bar that has twenty beers on tap and you can bring your dog in there which is pretty cool. Mugs Ale House is sort of a divey, college kids kind of bar but it's really dark and old. Soft Spot is a normal, run of the mill bar but they have cool stuff on weekdays like trivia. All of the bars get really overrun with young, hipster jerk crowd, but on the weekdays some of them are pretty cool.
Anna Maria Pizza is the best place around Bedford for pizza by the slice and it's actually on Bedford right off the L so it's really convenient. And, they're open really late so that comes in handy for this neighborhood's demographic. Bep is a great Vietnamese place and they're really reasonably priced. Dumont Burger has one of the best hamburgers in the city and it's really cute so it's definitely worth checking out. And, if you want pizza in a more civilized environment than the the kids' Anna Maria, then Fornino is a great place. It's nice and the pizza is pretty dang good.
Bedford isn't my favorite street in Williamsburg because there are just too many punk kids. But for things to do, this place can't really be beat. You can do just about anything and never leave Bedford for the entire day. I would just avoid it on weekends when the riffraff comes out to play.
  • Tons of bars
  • cute shops
  • Always crowded
  • Always noisy
  • Dirty

"Trendy and lively street"

Bedford Avenue is in Williamsburg, the ‘hipster’ neighborhood in Brooklyn. This street is one of my favorites in New York. You are far away from the noise and hectic life of Manhattan and yet you can find great restaurants, bar, and shops. There are so many places that I would not know which one to recommend.

My advice: Just get off the L train and walk Bedford for its entire length from N 13th Street to Broadway. When your feet start to hurt enter the first place you find and enjoy it!

"This is Where It's At"

I really like this street. It was filled with everything from Brooklyn College, to a myriad of restaurants, to shopping, to the convenient L train which keeps you less than 30 minutes away from Union Square at 14th Street in Manhattan, Bedford Avenue is the pulse for this neighborhood. I really like this area and think that it would be a wonderfully convenient place to live in the city if you're considering moving to and visiting this part of the city. Great Street!

"A secret biker treasure"

So, full disclosure, I lived in Queens. But occasionally I'd sneak across borough borders with my bike and head for Bedford Avenue. It's ten miles long, and the best part is, it has a designated bike lane on each side, so you can get a workout while taking in just about every style of architecture Brooklyn has to offer. While there's been a lot of gentrification here, there are still little cafes hiding here and there if you keep your eyes peeled.

"Colorful And vibrant Place."

My friend took me to this street called Bedford Street just to help me do away with my boredom. We went by her car which she parked much before the street vibe started. The street was so vibrant and colorful that I did not even mind walking on this longest street of Brooklyn. The air on this street was peppy and young. Young boys and girls were just hanging out here at coffee shops and restaurants. Some of them were also earning by setting up displays of their talent in form of paintings, music or funny acts. Clothing and accessories are expensive but quality wise they are simply best.

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Greene Ave

"Homes by the park"
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"beautiful residential area"
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"Lafayette Avenue in Brooklyn, New York"
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Macon St

"Quiet Block in Brooklyn"
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Marion St

"Quiet and bit out of the way"
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Monroe St

"YMCA is Only Good Thing Here"
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Pulaski St

"On Pulaski Street"
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