7.0 out of 10

Eastern Pkwy, Bushwick

Ranked 2nd best street in Bushwick
40.6804655978275 -73.9050429788064
Great for
  • Clean & Green
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Not great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Cost of Living
  • Nightlife
  • Safe & Sound
  • Eating Out
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Singles
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Reviews

5/5
2yrs+

"Brooklyn's pride and joy located in place"

Brooklyn is the next borough to become as famous as Manhattan, which is often the only borough represented in the advertisement for the most famous city in the world, while other boroughs are often left out.

Brooklyn's Eastern Parkway is home to four of Brooklyn's most famous attractions which are the Brooklyn Museum which was renovated only a few years ago, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, the Grand Army Plaza branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, and Prospect Park.

There Brooklyn Museum front design is phenomenal and there is no other design like it. The Grand Army Plaza Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library has just had a renovation recently and now there are concerts and performances held in the front of the library.

The area is lively, especially on Saturdays in the summer. It is a great area for families with kids, singles, couples and retirees all alike. Anyone can come to this area and find something to do at one of the attractions listed above. The best part about it is that all four of these attractions are located right next to each other, and are right near 2,3 trains.

As a native Brooklynite I take pride and joy in these attractions exclusive to Brooklyn.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
2yrs+

"Fabulousness on the Cheap"

Eastern Parkway may be four lanes of traffic in each direction, but it has a few awesome points that make it worth it to live on this street. First of all, I've looked at some GREAT apartments on this street, with views of the Brooklyn Museum and of Prospect Park - and since this is in Prospect Heights, the rents weren't too bad. If these same apartments were on Prospect Park West, there is no way they would be half as affordable.

If you have a car and live on Eastern Parkway, you'll be relieved to know that there is a wide access road on the north side of the street where everyone parks their cars - there is just no way you can park on the actual Eastern Parkway over by the park.

Of course, the further east you go down this road, the more questionable the neighborhood becomes (the closer you stay to Park Slope, the nicer the neighborhood stays). That said, I have to say that I love Prospect Heights. It's undergone so many improvements in the past few years, and these days you can get a really good meal right off Eastern Parkway. Someone recently built one of those popular all-glass apartment buildings on this street, right across from the library (which is another big highlight of this street), which to me is a sign of spreading opulence.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
2/5
2yrs+

"not a horrible area, but not super nice"

Sorry, I know this area is supposed to be getting better, but it still seems unsafe. It is not as bad as it used to be.
4/5
2yrs+

"Best for family vacation"

The street in particular is covered with entertainment and landmark sites. One can spend one whole evening at Prospect Park enjoying the scenes by the Prospect Lake or playing on the huge stretch of lawns spread over the area. You can get on this street via the Atlantic avenue. Transport is not at all a concern as you can either walk on ride a bicycle on free ways. There are some beautiful architectured housing areas available at high costs. But still I managed to get cheap accommodation. Golden Krust and Mc Donalds were absolutely great and enjoyed stuff there.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
4/5
2yrs+

"Great for a touristy day out"

A lot of Eastern Parkway is pretty utilitarian, acting as a thoroughfare through the Borough, but it also features some of the 'must-sees' if you're a tourist in the area. Hang out at Prospect Park for a few hours, of if you're in the mood for something a little more flower-y, take in the Botanical Gardens. If culture is more your thing the Brooklyn Museum and Brooklyn Public Library are both here as well.

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