6.2 out of 10

Ainslie St, Williamsburg

Ranked 14th best street in Williamsburg
40.7127676539457 -73.9475159603867
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
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Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Gay & Lesbian

Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Aug 30, 2012

"Great neighborhood street"

Ainslie is one of the better streets to live on in Williamsburg simply because of its location. It's just in between a ton of major streets but it's quite small and residential. It runs parallel to Metropolitan so no matter where you live on Ainslie, you are within two blocks of the L train and if you live by the Lorimer stop, you're also right next to the G train (not the G is good for anything aside from wasting time).
The apartments on Ainslie are all pretty much the same as far as age, price and amenities. There are a couple of newer buildings on the street, but for the most part, they're all around 3 or 4 story walk ups. And, the facades are all pretty similar. This whole part of the neighborhood looks almost identical, in fact. I remember when I first moved to the neighborhood and I kept thinking that all of the apartment buildings looked like movie set buildings. The front of all of them almost doesn't look real. The price in this neck of the woods has gone way up in the last five or so years because of all the hipsters and art people that flocked in, but you still get way more space for your money than you would in Manhattan or even around Bedford in the neighborhood. And, this street is pretty quiet. It's like a real neighborhood street where you can walk your dog without sirens and people everywhere in the morning. But, because it's now the hipster neighborhood, you are within a block of great bars, restaurants and music venues. Some of my favorite restaurants and bars in the city are on Union, Metropolitan and Graham so you have your pick of about twenty within a five minute block of Ainslie but because nothing but apartment buildings is actually on the street, you don't have the noise and trash that come with all those good times. I really like this street, and anyone looking to live in Williamsburg should definitely try to find a spot here.
Pros
  • Quieter than others in the area
Cons
  • Not the cheapest rent
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5
Aug 04, 2008

"Ainslie Street Stuff"

I thin that this is one of the nicer streets in Brooklyn and on Graham Avenue and on Grand Avenue, you'll find a lot of great restaurants and things to do. I think that this street also offered some nice housing options. All in all, I thought that it was a nice and accessible street in Brooklyn, and think that it should be considered when looking in to moving to the city.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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