"Bergen Avenue - the Edge of Brooklyn"
Bergen Drive is part of the Bergen Beach area of Brooklyn, but it's not really a beach as much as it is a marshland. Years ago there was nothing there, but now there are multi-family homes that face the trees and vegetation that hide the marshy, murky waters of Paedergat Basin. This is a very middle class neighborhood with cluster housing (low apartments). As many Brooklyn streets, Bergen Avenue is split up, so if you're going to that area, remember to ask what part of the Avenue you are traveling to, since it isn't very convenient to get from one part to another. In terms of restaurants, shops, or night life -- there really isn't in this area. You have to get out of the neighborhood to find commercial establishments. Public transportation is not that good, either. However, it is quiet and relatively crime free.