"Way too far out"
Cypress Ave isn't a bad street. But, it's not a great street and it's pretty far back in Bushwick. This can't even be considered "east Williamsburg." This is Bushwick verging on Queens. It's starting to gentrify quite a bit as all arty / hipster / student demographic is pushing further and further east. But, it's not gentrified enough for me to want to live this far out. I know there are some great apartments over here for next to nothing so it's fantastic for young people. And, the restaurant and bar situation around here is really taking off. One of my favorite restaurants in the area, Roberta's is just a few blocks away and there are some cool places on Starr and Wycoff. But, the street is still a little bit gritty and a little bit scary at night for me. And, while Cypress is pretty close to the Morgan stop of the L train. It still takes at least 30 minutes to get into Manhattan from here and if you have to go back and forth every day, it's kind of pain. I feel like in a couple of years, this area will be so hipsterfied, that it will be pretty safe and have a lot of great things to do. And, it's almost there but it's not there enough for me to justify living this far east. But, for students and artists, this is a pretty cool street with some huge, cheap apartments and a burgeoning little scene. It's definitely a street for the young.