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Old 06-12-2010, 08:46 AM
 
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As the the title indicates, looking for opinions if the areas near Prospect Park in Brooklyn were decent? Safe? Things to do in the neighborhood? Decent for a recent grad to move to? Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:04 PM
 
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Prospect Park is pretty big, which side are you talking about which neighborhood?
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Old 06-18-2010, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Agreed with the above poster. The neighborhoods around PP are drastically different, it's not at all like Central Park. East of Prospect Park is Prospect Lefferts Garden and Crown Heights above it. To the North is Prospect Heights. To the west is Park Slope and Windsor Terrace below it. To the south is Kennsington and Prospect Park South.
Generally the most "desirable" neighborhood is Park Slope, next would be Prospect Heights and Windsor Terrace -- the areas north and west of the park. The other areas have more/varying amounts of crime, and completely different demographics than the other side.

We'd need to know a little more information, like what your budget is for rent.
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Old 06-19-2010, 05:08 PM
 
Location: outer boroughs, NYC
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Park Slope = nice to the point of being prohibitively expensive for a recent grad, unless you're making lots of money. Very, very, safe, a lot going on.

Prospect Heights, Windsor Terrace, Kensington = Still pretty nice, but cheaper. Safe, but somewhat less so than Park Slope. Prospect Heights has plenty to do, Kensington some, Windsor Terrace, not very much (but its closest to the Slope).

Crown Heights, Lefferts Gardens = kinda iffy. Not the worst neighborhoods in Brooklyn, safety-wise, but far from the best. I'd tread carefully. Not much going on these areas, with the exception of western Crown Heights, which is close to the Museum and Prospect Heights, and is starting to gentrify a little.
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Old 06-20-2010, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Just remember this -- to get a lease in this city, you need to make 40x one month's rent (=30% of your income goes to rent). I think this is a good rule of thumb whether you have roommates or not. So if you are a recent college grad and you make 30k, you should be looking for rent under 750 per person, which is doable in all of the neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park, including Park Slope, there are deals there to be had for sure, have a look on craigslist for people looking to rent out rooms.
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Old 06-29-2010, 09:04 AM
 
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Thanks to all who responded...actually, my son just graduated and is looking to the production side of the film industry...and very much wants to live in the city....thanks again....
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