5.6 out of 10

2nd St, Gowanus

Ranked 5th best street in Gowanus
40.676221885166 -73.9884948544131
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
Not great for
  • No ratings yet
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Singles



"A Tree Grows in Brooklyn"

In the neighborhood of Brooklyn, you don’t find many streets like this one.
This was a very quiet purely residential street with no cars and no loud noises from the freeway. It was a nice place to raise a family or to come to after a long day of work. I also praise the accessibility, the frequency of the buses,and how well the buildings are maintained by th superintendents, which is very important when considering moving to the city. Be careful of your building being a rat trap. A friend
who lives on a nearby block used to leave food out in his kitchen, and at night rats
would come out and nibble on her food! Can you imagine! This is due to poor maintenance and
just plain filthiness. So, be careful, and let that be a warning to all of you
looking for places to live here!
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 3/5

"Prototypical slope"

What can I say. 2nd Street is a very typcial Center Slope block. Mostly beautiful Brownstones, trees, kids playing after school.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
RuRoh Hi Greg!

Do you feel safe in this street? I've been casually looking into moving into Brooklyn to be closer to work when I'm in NY.
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