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Greenpoint 4
Bensonhurst 3
Park Slope 3
Prospect Heights 2
Coney Island 2
Bedford-Stuyvesant 2
Boerum Hill 2
Fort Greene 1
Dyker Heights 1
Vinegar Hill 1
Cobble Hill 1
Sheepshead Bay 1
Ditmas Park 1
Clinton Hill 1
Carroll Gardens 1
Brooklyn Heights 1
Crown Heights 1
Prospect Lefferts Gardens 1
Manhattan Beach 0
East Flatbush 0
Gravesend 0
Midwood 0
Brighton Beach 0
New Utrecht 0
Bay Ridge 0
Prospect Park South 0
Borough Park 0
Bath Beach 0
Kensington 0
Flatbush 0
Marine Park 0
Georgetown 0
Bushwick 0
Brownsville 0
Cypress Hills 0
Downtown Brooklyn 0
DUMBO 0
East New York 0
Gowanus 0
Greenwood Heights 0
Highland Park 0
Ocean Hill 0
Stuyvesant Heights 0
Sunset Park 0
New Lots 0
Windsor Terrace 0
Bergen Beach 0
Canarsie 0
Flatlands 0
Williamsburg 0


treeship., Monday, 13 January 2020 23:57 (eight months ago) link

First

papa stank (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:26 (eight months ago) link

I don't know much about Brooklyn but I visited a friend in Greenpoint and liked the neighborhood

Dan S, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 00:35 (eight months ago) link

the answer is 1995

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 01:57 (eight months ago) link

The most far-famed would be Coney Island, Flatbush, and Bed-Stuy.

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:00 (eight months ago) link

far-famed?

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:08 (eight months ago) link

in the 2000s and 2010s, i think williamsburg and bushwick had the strongest brands. but they're both somewhat mediocre places to live, i've found.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:13 (eight months ago) link

There's an entire world out there which has heard of Coney Island and who've never heard of Dyker Heights or Ditmas Park. What else did you think I meant?

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:15 (eight months ago) link

in singapore, i saw a t-shirt that said "williamsburg" on it for sale in some hot topic like store. it had a picture of the brooklyn bridge on it.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:16 (eight months ago) link

a flash in the pan

A is for (Aimless), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:19 (eight months ago) link

it didn't have a pic of a fife and musket? xpost

I really liked living in williamsburg. I also really liked living in boerum hill too when I had a sublet there. But that may have been because it was such a change from wburg.

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:21 (eight months ago) link

i live in williamsburg. it just feels like living inside a meme, idk.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:21 (eight months ago) link

many of my favorite bars and restaurants are here, though. and this and greenpoint are the parts of new york i know best.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:23 (eight months ago) link

yeah, all neighborhoods change. I think every single friend who lived in wburg/greenpoint has moved. hmmm maybe two in greenpoint still.

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:23 (eight months ago) link

greenpoint

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:23 (eight months ago) link

greenpoint might be my answer too, tbh. i love the barge.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:25 (eight months ago) link

q: is their any wholesale commercial invention of a neighborhood worse than fuckin dumbo

so dumb it’s even in the name

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:26 (eight months ago) link

there* lol now who’s the dumb one

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:27 (eight months ago) link

that area is cool though. there's that poetry bookstore

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:30 (eight months ago) link

story: my first NYC apartment/roommate situation that I almost rented was in Greenpoint (on java?) and was going to be roommates with one of the guys who did the music for Avenue Q. It was about to go on broadway so he would be moving in several months and I would take over the lease, get a new roommate. I eventually did not take the apartment because the landlord lived downstairs with his family and you had to get permission to have anyone visit the apartment and supposedly he would sometimes lock his family in from the outside.

dumbo is so horrible.

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:32 (eight months ago) link

java is a great street. for years my brother lived on india street.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:33 (eight months ago) link

it’s not cool it’s miserable. i’ve been there several times for book parties bc of powerhouse. i was most recently there bc melville house interviewed me twice, and i’m glad i didn’t get the job

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:33 (eight months ago) link

I've forgotten why anyone EVER would want someone to visit their apartment.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:40 (eight months ago) link

living in new york has always sounded exhausting to me, even more so when there's apparently no fewer than fifty discrete Brooklyn neighborhoods one might consider trying to live in.

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:41 (eight months ago) link

like when I moved to Seattle I just googled "seattle hipster neighborhood" and picked based on that

Swilling Ambergris, Esq. (silby), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:42 (eight months ago) link

OVERNIGHT SLUMBER PARTIES, morbs!

Yerac, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:43 (eight months ago) link

some of these are pretty small and in practice lumped into other neighborhoods xp

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:44 (eight months ago) link

44 of them are unaffordable, silby

they've done the work for you

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 02:45 (eight months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=09_ONW1T35k

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:04 (eight months ago) link

gonna stand up for the slope, it's nice there

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:26 (eight months ago) link

many of my friends somehow still live in park slope

tbh it's nice

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:33 (eight months ago) link

i am a little biased toward greenpoint bc it's the most accessible from astoria. it's also changed a lot, yet still feels like the same neighborhood i've always known? (which is also something i can say about astoria)

american bradass (BradNelson), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:35 (eight months ago) link

i think the most inexplicable neighborhood is gowanus.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:39 (eight months ago) link

Slope was nicer when I paid $950/mo to live there

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:41 (eight months ago) link

Park Slope is the most beautiful. Sorry, it just is.

However I slightly prefer Williamsburg for restaurants and Red Hook for bars (hey where is Red Hook on this ballot?!)

Ditmas Park seems somewhat underrated, though I need to visit more to truly judge

Josefa, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:45 (eight months ago) link

I voted Ft Greene but I feel like I was voting for what it still is in my mind (just pre Barclays center)

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:45 (eight months ago) link

oh weird. sorry i left out red hook -- i love red hook. like a little beach town in the middle of brooklyn.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:46 (eight months ago) link

fort greene still rules man alive. you forget the barclays center is there.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:46 (eight months ago) link

might be my pick. best farmer's market. best park to bring your dog.

treeship., Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:46 (eight months ago) link

Does Fort Greene have a Dog Beach though? I'm thinking dogs themselves might prefer the Slope, Windsor Terrace, or perhaps Prospect Lefferts Gardens

Josefa, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:23 (eight months ago) link

Barclays Center *technically* in Prospect Heights

Josefa, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 04:39 (eight months ago) link

When I lived in Bed-Stuy in the early '00s my favorite neighborhood to visit was Cobble Hill but I haven't been back there since. I used to hit up this tiny record store off Smith St, can anyone remember what it was called?

Now, choosing a favorite Queens neighborhood would be a total impossibility (not Astoria).

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 17:55 (eight months ago) link

When I lived in Bed-Stuy in the early '00s my favorite neighborhood to visit was Cobble Hill but I haven't been back there since. I used to hit up this tiny record store off Smith St, can anyone remember what it was called?

Now, choosing a favorite Queens neighborhood would be a total impossibility (not Astoria).


Dons on Amity off Court?

dan selzer, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:00 (eight months ago) link

I loved living in Ditmas Park, but that was ten years ago and it's probably gentrified quite a bit since then. Disliked living in Park Slope because it was full of yuppies pushing baby carriages.

Lily Dale, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:20 (eight months ago) link

Yes! Thank you! That was quick. Yeah, now that you mention it was definitely off Court St., not Smith...

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:28 (eight months ago) link

The few years I was lucky enough to live in subsidized student housing in Brooklyn Heights ($1200/mo for a one-bedroom in a brownstone) were glorious, and I love that whole area -- Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Brooklyn Heights. Even DUMBO has its bright spots although it kind of sucks -- I used to really enjoy walking the promenade and then going to one of the pizza spots or Rice or that big bookstore whose name I forgot. Brooklyn Bridge Park has just gotten more and more amazing over the years since I was there, around when they first started developing it. If I was rich as fuck I'd probably buy a brooklyn heights brownstone and retire there.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:31 (eight months ago) link

Yeah. That part of Brooklyn has an incredible romantic aura that's hard to beat. In all of NYC maybe only Central Park is more intoxicating and atmospheric.
My yardstick is probably whether I would want to go somewhere just to walk around there and do nothing.

Deflatormouse, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 19:24 (eight months ago) link

My bf often does work for richie rich ppl in Bk Hgts and it's depressing what they are willing to pay to fix dumb shit that they broke or their dogs chewed on or their drunk kids' friends' trashed during a party. Also I'm positive that parking is absolute hell and last week it took us an hour to get from Gowanus to Willow St. AN HOUR. It's 3 miles.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:05 (eight months ago) link

Anyway my ideal Brooklyn dream home used to be a bungalow in Ditmas Park but I've worked in South Bk for 5 years and I fucking hate all of it. Bay Ridge, Bensonhurst, Dyker Heights--if it's not full of immigrants, it can go die in a fire. Imo the white ethnic middle-class in Brooklyn has two generations to immigrate from wherever they came from, assimilate into American whiteness, and get the fuck out. They all want to live in the suburbs anyway. Take your offensively huge SUV death machines and move far away where you can find parking at the mall and stop producing the overwhelming majority of the NYPD who go into the force already racist enough to shoot non-white ppl practically on sight.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:10 (eight months ago) link

Whew! I feel better now. That harangue is almost Morbs-like in its irrational hatred and I feel like I've really accomplished something. :D

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:11 (eight months ago) link

My bf often does work for richie rich ppl in Bk Hgts and it's depressing what they are willing to pay to fix dumb shit that they broke or their dogs chewed on or their drunk kids' friends' trashed during a party

Rich people overpaying for stuff is a justified, if grossly inadequate, form of wealth redistribution.

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:21 (eight months ago) link

I just had to look up a map of brooklyn again to see how close these south bk neighborhoods were to Staten Island.

Yerac, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:43 (eight months ago) link

Yes.

There's more Italy than necessary. (in orbit), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:47 (eight months ago) link

sheepshead bay is convenient to various beaches, has several world-class sandwich shops, very pleasant main drag, airport-adjacent-adjacent. sheepshead bay is the new bushwick you heard it here first

adam, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 20:50 (eight months ago) link

but also somewhat similar to parts of central and eastern queens xp

longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 21:35 (eight months ago) link

three weeks pass...

i think i might move to manhattan. i have been looking at brooklyn apartments with my partner and despairing at the rents -- especially in the neighborhoods we know and like. and yesterday, on that zillow map, i moved my cursor over to the west village and found out that it is barely more expensive there.

treeship., Sunday, 16 February 2020 14:53 (seven months ago) link

my brother wants us to move to bed stuy near him. but i'm just not convinced.

treeship., Sunday, 16 February 2020 14:54 (seven months ago) link

i would really like to move to like, wyoming or somewhere but alas

treeship., Sunday, 16 February 2020 14:58 (seven months ago) link

Queens

dan selzer, Sunday, 16 February 2020 15:02 (seven months ago) link

Oakland

sarahell, Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:26 (seven months ago) link

I love the pockets of emptiness and the long blocks in Williamsburg and greenpoint

But to live it would be either Bk Heights or pk Slope

calstars, Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:57 (seven months ago) link

What pickets of emptiness? What year is that post from?

dan selzer, Sunday, 16 February 2020 19:58 (seven months ago) link

Queens

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american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, 16 February 2020 20:15 (seven months ago) link

I also think about pockets of emptiness and long blocks in wburg and gpoint but those were also the areas I could easily park at the time.

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 21:32 (seven months ago) link

or maybe he's talking about the long blocks of all residential and industrial.

Yerac, Sunday, 16 February 2020 21:33 (seven months ago) link

Queens

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― american bradass (BradNelson), Sunday, February 16, 2020 8:15 PM (yesterday) bookmarkflaglink

adam, Monday, 17 February 2020 02:24 (seven months ago) link

Hey queens guys: take it to the q thread. This is a b thread.

calstars, Monday, 17 February 2020 02:41 (seven months ago) link

I just think if you like New York and you like Brooklyn it seems silly to think about moving to Wyoming instead when there’s queens. I had dinner in Brooklyn tonight, it didn’t even taken very long to get home.

dan selzer, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:16 (seven months ago) link

I felt bad about driving in ny but it was so much easier between queens and brooklyn.

Yerac, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:40 (seven months ago) link

i was just looking at the weather in wyoming. not good.

Yerac, Monday, 17 February 2020 03:42 (seven months ago) link

one month passes...

Automatic thread bump. This poll is closing tomorrow.

System, Tuesday, 31 March 2020 00:01 (five months ago) link

Automatic thread bump. This poll's results are now in.

System, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 00:01 (five months ago) link

Left house for the first time in 16 days and went to Shirley Chisholm Park and it was really cool. Almost totally empty. Bunch of cool birds.

dan selzer, Wednesday, 1 April 2020 00:29 (five months ago) link


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