South Midwood, Brooklyn

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South Midwood is a moderately-sized neighborhood in the southern central area of Brooklyn, bordering the larger neighborhood of Midwood. Home to very little nightlife, South Midwood is a quiet area with most of the businesses in the area closed on weekend nights. The homes in South Midwood range from

Midwood Park, Brooklyn

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Midwood Park is a small Brooklyn neighborhood adjacent to Fiske Terrace known for its Victorian homes and countryside atmosphere. Many newcomers move to Midwood Park in order to enjoy the benefits of living in New York City while having a garage and a backyard (unheard of!). The nabe also

Midwood, Brooklyn

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Midwood, located in south central Brooklyn betweenGravesend and Flatbush, is a breath of fresh air in an overpopulated, bustling city. The tree-lined streets, large front porches, and green lawns make for a tranquil, community-oriented atmosphere. Midwood is home to countless Kosher joints and also boasts a wide array of

Bensonhurst, Brooklyn

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Bensonhurst, located between Borough Park andBath Beach, is a family-oriented residential area. Bensonhurst was long ago nicknamed `Little Italy' in Brooklyn, but the area is home to a more varied community at present than the name suggests. Safe and charming, Bensonhurst can be easily accessed by public transport, and

Floyd Bennett, Brooklyn

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Floyd Bennett is a tiny neighborhood in southeast Brooklyn named for the large, adjacent, and now-defunct airfield. Very similar to neighboring Mill Basin, Floyd Bennett is not particularly easy to get to. Real estate tends to be single-family homes or office space. Benefits of the neighborhood include water access,

Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn

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Located between Prospect Park and Greenwood Cemetery, Windsor Terrace is around the corner fromPark Slope and has absorbed some of this super popular nabe's vibe. Although several new establishments cater to the growing wave of newcomers, locals still rule the roost in this slice of quiet New York.

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Flatbush, Brooklyn

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Sandwiched between a cornucopia of small nabes–including Kensington to the west and Prospect Lefferts Gardens to the north–this residential north central Brooklyn nabe is home to various commercial strips. This area is a stout brew of assorted residents and every kind of delicious cuisine you could dream up. Locals

Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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Bedford-Stuyvesant, popularly known as Bed-Stuy, is located in central Brooklyn, nudging up against ultra cool Williamsburg to the north and complex Crown Heights to the south. Its charming and renovated brownstones have been attracting newcomers priced out of Brooklyn hotspots. Bed-Stuy's past unsavory reputation has improved greatly and a

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

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As the nabe grows in popularity, Carroll Gardens continues to see an influx of new residents. The area is chock full of brownstones, townhouses, and new condos dotted with some open green spaces. Sharing Smith St. with neighboring Boerum Hill and Cobble Hill, Carroll Gardens offers a host of

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Things are changing in this Brooklyn nabe bordering Queens: Artists are renting studio spaces, and vacant storefronts are being turned into organic food shops. Bushwick's six-story walk-ups, converted warehouses and genuine artists lofts meet the increasing need for space of the NYC creative set without succumbing to any kind

Fiske Terrace, Brooklyn

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Sometimes considered a part of the community ofMidwood to the south, Fiske Terrace is a neighborhood in south central Brooklyn made up of individual Victorian houses planned by the T.B. Ackerson company in the early 20th century. Today, landmark status has officially been granted to over 200 houses in

Gravesend, Brooklyn

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Gravesend is one of the oldest settlements in Brooklyn. Containing several historical homes and the Gravesend Cemetery, it's also famous for its Marlboro houses that are run by the New York City Housing Authority. The neighborhood borders two waterfront neighborhoods, Sheepshead Bay and Gerritsen Beach. Three subway lines provide

East Flatbush, Brooklyn

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East Flatbush is a residential neighborhood in north central Brooklyn. East Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues are the centers of commerce serving East Flatbush residents, many of whom work at one of it's three hospitals. A common complaint is the lack of easy access to public transportation.

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Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

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Bay Ridge is a neighborhood in southwest Brooklyn bordered by Upper New York Bay and the residential nabe, Dyker Heights. Bay Ridge is home to a higher than average number of multi-generational families, which gives the nabe a strong sense of local pride and a refreshingly-down-to-earth vibe.

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Flatlands, Brooklyn

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Flatlands is a relatively suburban area in southern central Brooklyn. Flatlands is home to some commercial activity, little train access, and a penchant for quietude. Although the nabe is slightly rundown, the Flatlands boasts a tight knit community and long-term residents. Flatbush's commercial strip extends here, but fizzles out

City Line, Brooklyn

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City Line in Brooklyn is one of the handful of neighborhoods which comprise the East New Yorkarea. Residents live in the many homes and two medium-sized housing projects. City Line is seeing some minor development due to its abundant train and bus access for the daily commuter.

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Bath Beach, Brooklyn

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Bath Beach, despite its name, does not have beach access, although it is on the water in southern Brooklyn. Bath Beach's diverse community mostly resides in small houses and apartments scattered across the neighborhood. 40-acre Dyker Beach Park is adjacent to this community, as is Bensonhurst, also known as

Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn

Ocean Parkway, Brooklyn

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Ocean Parkway is a Brooklyn neighborhood that runs along a section of the eponymous boulevard connecting Kensington to Gravesend and West Brighton. Close to Ditmas Park, the neighborhood has a mix of residents as it is mostly populated with a mix of townhouses and apartment buildings. Ocean Parkway has

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

Bergen Beach, Brooklyn

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Nestled between Flatlands and Canarsie, Bergen Beach is a lovely, residential community in southeast Brooklyn. This seaside slice of Americana was in fact an island off Canarsie until it was filled in during the early 1900s to connect it to the rest of Brooklyn. Even with it's quick access

East New York, Brooklyn

East New York, Brooklyn

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East New York is the name given to the composite area of five neighborhoods: City Line, Cypress Hill,New Lots, Spring Creek, and Starrett City. Located in eastern Brooklyn, East New York is home to a mix of row-houses, mixed-used buildings, and housing projects. Bordered by major expressways, East New

Highland Park, Brooklyn

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Highland Park is a small enclave of row houses and larger homes that boasts a beautiful park of the same name. Highland Park has some disputed borders–the nabe overlaps parts of Cypress Hills and East New York. Highland Park is primarily residential and is served by buses and multiple

Cypress Hill, Brooklyn

Cypress Hill, Brooklyn

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Cypress Hills is the northernmost part of East New York, located between the Cypress Hills Cemetery to the north and Atlantic Avenue to the south. Cypress Hills is by far quieter than its more bustling adjacent nabes, such as Bushwick. Architecturally, the neighborhood has a mix of row houses,

Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

Vinegar Hill, Brooklyn

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Vinegar Hill is a very small, historic waterfront district between the navy yard and DUMBO in Brooklyn lined with beautiful cobblestone streets. Home to some 19th Century Federal style homes as well as some neo-classical homes, Vinegar Hill is one of the most charming nabes in Brooklyn. Residents enjoy

Navy Hill, Brooklyn

Navy Hill, Brooklyn

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Navy Hill is a small, industrial-looking neighborhood right next to the Navy Yard in Brooklyn. The 3,000 people living in Navy Hill are mostly blue collar and fairly diverse. The residential parts of Navy Hill are low-rise apartment buildings similar to the more gritty areas of neighboring Vinegar Hill

Brooklyn Heights

Brooklyn Heights

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Brooklyn Heights sits on the water just south of the Brooklyn Bridge. A favored nabe for lawyers and officials who work in the government buildings ofDowntown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights presents the prestige and charm often associated with Manhattan neighborhoods. Its streets wind through perfectly maintained homes to the breathtaking

DUMBO, Brooklyn

DUMBO, Brooklyn

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An acronym for “Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass” (what a mouthfull!), DUMBO is a waterfront community filled with character and charm. Warehouses transitioned into lofts, historic architecture, cobblestone streets, and of course the bridges themselves mingle together to create a vibe that's classic and edgily hip at the

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn

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Snug against Boerum Hill and Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn has historically been the civic and commercial center of the borough, with Fulton Street being a popular location amongst locals shopping for all sorts of knick-knacks and apparel. A few luxe residential developments are popping up trying to attract Manhattanites

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

Fort Greene, Brooklyn

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Fort Greene is a tree-lined neighborhood in northwest Brooklyn in between Clinton Hill, Downtown Brooklyn, and the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Home to many cultural landmarks–such as the Brooklyn Academy of Music–Fort Greene is a place rich with culture. The nabe borders the Atlantic Avenue Terminal mall, which provides plenty

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

Brighton Beach, Brooklyn

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Brighton Beach is a remote community in south Brooklyn frequently visited by tourists due to its proximity to Coney Island. Lovingly termed Little Odessa, Brighton Beach has a distinctly old country feel commensurate with its namesake. Nestled between Coney Island, Sheepshead Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean, Brighton Beach is