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3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
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"Good and Bad -- Something to be Experienced"

The Good is a definite culture; real people and small businesses -- not a chain store in sight, and lots of good shopping and deals available... good, authentic food for great prices. It's also a great spot for going into Manhattan -- only 20 minutes away by the L or the A -- and a hub of public transportation. Also gorgeous architecture.

The Bad is despite al the talks of being up-and-coming, it is still pretty rough around the edges. Depending on what area you live in, it can still be pretty rough -- I saw three fights within the course of four months of living there. Personally, I was only harassed once, but I've heard the horror stories. You always have to be on point, especially coming home late at night, after a few drinks.

Overall, it's not all that it's talked up to be, IMO... but it's not awful. If you can afford Williamsburg or Prospect Park, I'd suggest those sections of Brooklyn first... if you're on a bit of a tighter budget, and are street savy, you should enjoy Bushwick.

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