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Old 06-05-2010, 09:49 AM
 
Location: NYC
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Using the following quality of life factors (from NY Magazine's NY Neighborhoods Ranked), what neighborhoods would you choose as an alternative to Park Slope?

This is my attempt to provide a broader set of choices for people who are not familiar with NY and have an interest in Park Slope but can't afford it or prefer not to allocate such a high percentage of their income to housing:

Housing quality
(historic districts, code violations, cockroaches),

Transit and proximity (commute times to lower Manhattan and midtown,
the density of subway coverage),

Safety (as measured by violent- and nonviolent-crime rates),

Public schools (test scores and parent satisfaction),

Shopping and services
(the number of neighborhood amenities, especially supermarkets),

Food and restaurants
(judged by density and quality of options),

Bars and nightlife
(ditto),

Creative capital (arts venues as well as the number of residents engaged in the arts),

Diversity (in terms of both race and income),

Green space (park and waterfront access, street trees),

Health and environment
(noise, air quality, overall cleanliness).

I like Ditmas Park, Brooklyn.
Jackson Heights and Sunnyside, Queens.
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Old 06-05-2010, 10:31 AM
 
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astoria have the same characteristic as park slope, but i think rent is approximately the same.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:11 PM
 
Location: NYC
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astoria have the same characteristic as park slope, but i think rent is approximately the same.
You're right. And I completely forgot about Astoria Park, which makes it even more attractive.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:46 PM
 
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Thanks gueensgrl, I'll check them out
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Old 06-05-2010, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Morrisania, Bronx
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You're right. And I completely forgot about Astoria Park, which makes it even more attractive.
Not only the area around Astoria Park is nice, but also Steinway Street around 34th Avenue by the Kaufman Astoria Studios. Although Steinway is more noisy, it is a plus since the stores, movie theater, and Museum of the Moving Image are a stone-throw away from you.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Fort Greene- has a beautiful park, though smaller than Prospect Park. Many streets of beautiful brownstones as well as an influx of new condo buildings with amenities. I feel very safe walking around the area at night. DeKalb ave has a bunch of great restaurants and bars that are in the low to moderate price range. Myrtle ave has restaurants that are in the low price range but are also very good. Its a short walk/bus ride to a ton of shopping in downtown Brooklyn as well as the Atlantic center. Very dog friendly neighborhood as well, which I love. Overall I love living here. Plus its within walking distance of Park Slope.

I wanted to add- rent varies but it is possible to find great deals in the area too. I have a HUGE one bedroom on a very nice block- prewar building, rent stab with utilities included for 1295/month. And I'm 4 blocks to the park.
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Old 06-06-2010, 08:43 PM
 
Location: QUEENS BORN AND RAISED
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bed-stuy is similar in looks.
waaYYY cheaper.
you can get a 8 bedroom 3 bath house for 600,000.
yes 8 bed 3 bath for 600,000.
people should move there.
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Old 06-07-2010, 03:59 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, New York
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Bay Ridge?
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Old 06-07-2010, 05:35 PM
 
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Bay ridge!!!!!!!! Completely agree>>>>>
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Old 10-31-2010, 10:38 PM
 
Location: New York, NY
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Great thread!

How would you all say Prospect Heights measures up?
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