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Old 06-15-2007, 05:34 PM
 
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Default List Best areas in Brooklyn

I'm thinking of moving to Brooklyn. I'd like to hear what you guys think the best areas are. I'm 26 year old single female and will commute to manhattan for work. I'd like a nice, safe, trendy area with young professionals. Somewhere close to transportation is a plus. I Can spend up to $3000/month for a place. I've heard that Fort Greene and Park Slope are nice. Any others?? I appreciate your input
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Old 06-15-2007, 05:39 PM
 
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Here's a helpful link to Brooklyn neighbourhoods.

Carroll Gardens Homepage (http://www.smalltownbrooklyn.com/carrollgardens/carrollhome.html - broken link)
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Old 06-19-2007, 08:28 PM
 
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Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Mill Basin, and Dumbo
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:09 PM
 
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If you move into Fort Greene, stay away from the projects in that area.
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Old 06-19-2007, 10:51 PM
 
Location: Bronx, New York
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Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights, Mill Basin, and Dumbo
Park Slope, BK Heights.....have some cash....A LOT OF CASH!!!!!

Dumbo......see Park Slope, BK Heights!

Mill Basin.....Public trans an issue!
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Old 06-19-2007, 11:30 PM
 
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Thanks for your input. So do any of you know of a good place to find subleases? Craigslist seems to be good for Manhattan but there's not much there for Brooklyn besides shares. I'm trying to stay away from Brokers because their fees are outrageous, although after searching for the past month I see why they charge so much. I'm from Michigan and it's unheard of for a buyer or renter to pay a broker so it's a bit of a culture shock
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Old 06-20-2007, 12:34 PM
 
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Mill Basin is trendy now??
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Old 06-20-2007, 01:26 PM
 
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Mill Basin is in southern Brooklyn and it is quite a way from Manhattan. You have to take a bus for about 10-15 minutes to the subway. Once on the train, it is another 30 minutes to downtown Manhattan. To get to midtown it is closer to an hour. Commuting will be long, and also physically uncomfortable. Trains are crowded and hot.

There is not a whole lot of New York type things to do in southern Brooklyn, although the neighborhoods are interesting and there is neighborhood stuff to do. People tend to be much more provincial and less cosmopolitan than in places like Park Slope or Brooklyn Heights. Thase may or may not be issues for you.

Park Slope and Brooklyn Heights are two of my very favorite neighborhoods in Brooklyn, but they are very expensive. And very urban. At least in southern Brooklyn, you are only a few minutes from the beach and and from other wide-open vistas.

There are plus and minuses to living in southern Brooklyn. It is very, very different from northern and centeral Brooklyn.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:30 PM
 
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Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights for a laidback semi-suburban lifestyle.

Park Slope, Brooklyn Heights for more of an urban, Manhattan-ish setting.

If you're a yuppie please choose the Park Slope area.
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Old 06-20-2007, 04:34 PM
 
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If you are in or near NYC, most of the subleases are on posts at neighbourhood shops, cafes, etc.--especially in Park Slope.
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