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3.6 out of 10

Brooklyn Navy Yard

Ranked 44th best neighborhood in Brooklyn
40.7020822903737 -73.9727402023325
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  • Internet Access
  • Parking
Not great for
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping Options
  • Clean & Green
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5

"Not a residential area"

Brooklyn Navy Yard refers to an industrial waterfront park on the East River. It has a small cluster of historical homes that are known as Admiral's Row because they were once naval officers' homes. Once used as a supply depot for the Union army during the Civil War, this area has become the focus of a major real estate controversy because developers feel that the area should be developed while preservationists want to restore the homes, which have been horribly neglected. Things started to get a little better after Mayor Bloomberg announced that the city would spend millions to expand and improve the yard. The city is also expected to spend millions of dollars in order to bring a large supermarket and some other needed businesses to the area while also preserving important buildings. The vast majority of the area's residents live in three public housing developments that border the yards. The main reasons why people choose to live here are that they like living in a historically important area, and that the rent is somewhat affordable by New York City standards. However, it is pretty under-served commercially and inconvenient as the nearest subway station is a twenty minute walk away. In my opinion, there are far better and more convenient places to live that are in the same price range.
  • Historically significant
  • Somewhat affordable
  • Boring
  • Industrial, not residential
  • Long walk to the subway

"Commercial Park - Industrial Boredom"

This area sits in the little inlet between Williamsburg and Brooklyn Heights, and it’s home to an industrial park that houses just about any business you can think of. The Navy sold this yard to the city of New York during the sixties, so don’t expect to see a bunch of hot sea men hanging around.
Unless you find yourself working here, I can’t really think of any other reason why anyone would be here. Oh! You can visit the old Navy quarters or Commanders’ quarters, if you are feeling unusually bored. If you’re interested in seeing the remains of cranes or parked Circle Line boats, these can also be viewed here.

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