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5.8 out of 10

Bensonhurst

Ranked 29th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.6117739804204 -73.9961099618361
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Public Transport
  • Cost of Living
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 5/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 5/5
2yrs+

"Diverse,safe and fairly friendly"

Most people are friendly,while others are slow to warm up,but once they have run into you on several occasions feel more relaxed.I love the diversity, but wish there were more Italian restaurants.Love that my favorite bargain Dept store,Telco,is nearby.It does have that small town atmosphere as many people have lived here for years.Now,if only I could meet a nice middle age guy.
Pros
  • Great shopping
  • Increasingly diversified population
  • Quiet & safe
Cons
  • Overpriced housing
3/5
2yrs+

"Tourist attraction for lovers of the Mafia"

Besonhurst is so far from the city (“the city” being how Manhattan is often referred to) that tourists are pretty unlikely to ever be in the vicinity, unless they pass through it on their way to Coney Island. You may have heard of it as being Brooklyn’s Little Italy, and a famous car bomb intended for John Gotti once exploded there. The one tourist attraction that the neighborhood does boast is the Santa Rosalia Festival, which is also called the Feast by residents. It takes place at the end of each summer, usually either late in August or early in September.

Unranked Streets in Bensonhurst

18th Ave

3.5/5
"Discount shopping, but more importantly, the Feast!"
40.6126100131609 -73.9967725952304

68th St

3.5/5
"Great neighbors with great surroundings."
40.6178803451188 -73.9927486094789

72nd St

2.5/5
"Safe and Quiet street"
40.6155536559395 -73.9949250563784

73rd St

2.5/5
"Quiet Residential Location"
40.6149714189719 -73.9954719221886

78th St

2.5/5
"On 78th Street"
40.6113494517032 -73.9972386690398

83rd St

2.5/5
"On 83rd Street"
40.6083495809935 -73.9998129352001

84th St

2.5/5
"On 84th Street"
40.6080439508871 -74.0008118150176

85th St

3.5/5
"Quiet Street with Nearby Shopping/Transport"
40.6074007358466 -74.001257276411

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