"Short Street with Cramped Homes"
Desmond Street is another short street that is not far from the Sheepshead Bay area. It is a very middle-class area with attached homes that are cramped together like so many others in Brooklyn. Since real estate is at a premium, this was the preferred style of building, it seems. Desmond Street runs between the main drag of Coney Island Avenue on one side and West 7th Street on the other. It is convenient to a lot of services, but you really would need a a car if you wanted to shop for clothing, furniture or things of that sort. There are a lot of small shops on Coney Island Avenue, but most of them are independent or mom-and-pop operations. It's a fairly clean street and very average. However, the location is good and so is the surrounding neighborhood.