"An average street, but pretty quiet"
Catalpa Ave is a standard street in this area. There are fairly average detached houses, row homes and small buildings. It is primarily residential and many people who live on the sreet own cars so parking is tough. If you liive near Cypress Hills st, you can walk to the Fresh Pond M train (warning, the M train is pretty bad) otherwise there are M stops on Forest and Seneca but it is a longer walk because Catalpa takes a big southern arc once it crosses fresh pond. There are a decent amount of trees and the people are friendly. It's a two way road though so unlike some of the one way roads surrounding it, it gets a lot of traffic from cars looking to cross into Brooklyn towards Myrtle avenue.