The 50 Best Blocks In Brooklyn

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Yes, Brooklyn counts as part of NYC, even if I came from its bowels.

And if you bother to explore the place, it has even more neighborhoods, crannies, grannies, weirdies, and diversity than Manhattan.

Well, The L Magazine did so in naming the 50 best blocks in that very borough.

Blocks in Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Crown Heights, Greenpoint, DUMBO, and Park Slope.

Blocks that are secret, secluded, scenic, or filled with Asian restaurants.

And they even include the negative, as in Best Example of Gentrified Ugliness.

That one happens to be in Williamsburg, but don't dare go there! Your eyes will hurt!

Just click on the link and hit on the "1, 2, 3 ... through 50" and learn it, people.

Brooklyn is the bestest.

I'm proud to be Mike of Bensonhurst.

Sort of.



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anonTWO
anonTWO

Not too long ago people moved to Brooklyn because it was more affordable than Manhattan.

Think about it, that borough is a hell of lot larger than Manhattan. More space= more buildings.

More buildings = more apts, condos and homes and presumably lower rents.

But the rents in Brooklyn are sky high because soro gals and frat boys HAVE to "like, live in Brooklyn" for a bit while they get their partying out of their system and they are willing to pay any price to live in Brooklyn for the short time they live here.

I grew up in Brooklyn, in a few of the nabes mentioned in the L magazine article.

When I was growing up, people spoke witheringly of Bridge and Tunnel types. It is strange to realize when people move to New York, they mean they are moving to Brooklyn.

I looked at a cute apt in Crown Heights on Eastern Parkway in 2000. The rent? 650 00 per month,that low rent is why people moved there.

That same apt probably rents between 950 and 1200 dollars now.

Fucking ridiculous.

anonTWO
anonTWO

I am over it and all the very recent soro and frat boys types slumming it in Brooklyn.

Whips
Whips

There's nothing more pungently awful than cheap cologne.

I Know WhatKillsMe
I Know WhatKillsMe

Musto from Bensonhurst. Awesome. Bay Ridge has some awesome blocks! Just not on a weekend night. Sometimes I have an allergy attack from the "perfume" and "cologne"

Parvenu
Parvenu

Amazing they could come up with 50, even if some of them are negative.

latenitebump
latenitebump

brooklyn great place to spend the weekend!

Patton
Patton

Loved this! They really did their research. 

Whompers
Whompers

So Bushwick gets best dead end street and scariest block? gee thanks.

Bing
Bing

Well, 1200 is probably about half of what it would cost for Manhattan so it's still worth it.

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