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Old 11-04-2009, 08:33 AM
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My family and I are looking to move to Brooklyn, we are a younger couple and he is African American, I am Korean. My daughter is 4 and will be starting kindergarten so good schools are a must. We want a neighborhood where people are nice and it is easy to make friends and people don't judge on how much money you make or how nice your things are. Snobby, "I'm better than you" people are a BIG turnoff. We obviously want the area to be safe. Good food and bars are helpful, but not a must.

Would Park Slope or Williamsburg be better for us? Or is there another neighborhood better?
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:06 AM
 
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If you guys have the money. I'd say Park Slope. Williamsburg is not exactly family frielndly and they can be 'snobby.'
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:10 AM
 
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Well, you're looking in the wrong neighborhoods if you don't like snobs. The snobs in Park Slope are older, in Williamsburg they are a younger, " I have all the vinyl records by (insert obscure artist here)" type snobs.

I think the schools in Park Slope are much better. Park slope is more of a family area.
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Old 11-04-2009, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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My family and I are looking to move to Brooklyn, we are a younger couple and he is African American, I am Korean. My daughter is 4 and will be starting kindergarten so good schools are a must. We want a neighborhood where people are nice and it is easy to make friends and people don't judge on how much money you make or how nice your things are. Snobby, "I'm better than you" people are a BIG turnoff. We obviously want the area to be safe. Good food and bars are helpful, but not a must.

Would Park Slope or Williamsburg be better for us? Or is there another neighborhood better?
Look around more, don't limit yourself to two options.
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Old 11-04-2009, 10:39 AM
 
Location: Beautiful Pelham Parkway,The Bronx
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Funny,these are almost the last two neighborhoods in all of Brooklyn that I would look if I had your criteria.There are a few past threads somewhere on this board that address the issues of attitudes (one about an interracial couple) in Park Slope and Williamsburg and Williamsburg has not so great schools and is not really a family friendly environment.
You might be better off investigating Carroll Gardens,Dyker Heights,Bay Ridge and some other places where people tend to be a little more down to earth.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn New York
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Williamsburg is gross, take Park Slope and the surrounding areas.
Williamsburg is all hyped up for nothing but glorified tenementts.
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Old 11-04-2009, 12:24 PM
 
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What is the monthly budget for rent, and how big does the apartment have to be?
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:30 PM
 
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Where will you work? What is your maximum commute?
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Old 11-06-2009, 08:58 PM
 
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Yeah, Park Slope/Williamsburg don't seem to fit your criteria at all. I'd say Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn Heights, or maybe Boerum Hill.
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Old 11-29-2009, 08:14 PM
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We'll both be commuting to Manhattan, but I'm not really concerned with the commute. After living in a place where we've driven over an hour to work, sitting on a subway being able to sit back will be a nice change. Rent is pretty flexible, up to $3500 and as long as there is a decent amount of space, that's fine

My major concern is being able to meet people/families that are down to earth, open minded and won't decide if they want to be friends based on your income.
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