7.8 out of 10

Graham Ave, Williamsburg

Ranked 4th best street in Williamsburg
40.7105090470194 -73.9437244451511
Great for
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Internet Access
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Schools
Not great for
  • Parking
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Hipsters
  • Students

Reviews

5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 2/5
Jun 13, 2016

"Good for business and living, parking scarce."

So much has changed post-gentrification..Many more people living here and development not showing signs of slowing down. So, of course, rents and demand goes up!! I think it's great that many more people have come into the neighborhood, we just really need the City & DOT to take notice and address parking problem for residents.(i.e. Remove the recently added metered-parking, where no meters existed up until June 2016).
Cons
  • New metered parking bad for residents
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Gay & Lesbian
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  • Trendy & Stylish
5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 2/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 5/5
  • Lack of Traffic 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 2/5
2yrs+

"One of the best streets in the Burg"

Graham Ave is the new Bedford. It has some of the best restaurants and bars in Williamsburg. Motorino was voted in the top 10 pizza places of New York Magazine and it is incredible and always packed. Mesa Coyoacan, The Richardson, Sweet Ups (with Wednesday night Bingo . . hello!), Carmines: I could go on and on.
The street and surrounding neighborhood is a great mix of the artsy crowd, the faux artsy crowd (hipsters), and the old school Italians that hang around all day on the street talking organized crime and what have you.
There are a couple of shops on the street that, I'll grant you, aren't must-sees, but as far as empty electronic stores, that's just not the truth. Maybe it was 5 years ago; but, this street has turned into a pretty young and jammin haunt.
Pros
  • Happening Block
  • Great Food
  • A lot of space
Cons
  • Not terribly good looking apartments
  • Punk kids
  • The dreaded L train
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"The Poor Man's Mall"

I'm not sure I would agree that the shops on this street are "cute." There is only one that I would recommend visiting - and only if you happen to be stuck in the area for some inexplicable reason. That is a shop called Lash Boutique. I bought the dress I wore on New Year's there because I didn't feel like going into the city, but it's sort of like if H&M migrated to Graham Ave and had to call itself something new in order to fit in. The coolest in the area but nothing incredible.

Anyway - this street is what one of my associates once referred to as "the poor man's mall." Nothing could describe it better. One of the local electronic shops sells blank DVDs separately - something you probably won't see in the RadioShack across the street. The shops are all incredibly cheap, and don't come recommended.

The street itself is generally really crowded with shoppers and Dunkin Donuts customers. Wouldn't want to live here, though there are some decent apartments on this street that are relatively inexpensive due to the location.
Pros
  • some very decent eateries
  • every cell phone company rents a storefront on Graham
Cons
  • gets shadier as you approach Broadway
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 4/5
  • Nightlife 4/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Gym & Fitness 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Cost of Living 5/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 5/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 4/5
  • Schools 4/5
  • Childcare 4/5
2yrs+

"Cute little shops pn this Williamsburg street."

Graham Ave is awesome and artsy. The neighborhood has so many cute little shops and is a new mecca for artsy hipster kids. This street always smells like food and Phoebe's café has some amazing drinks. Their food is so delicious and the regulars are always hanging out there. They have local art displayed inside and this street is easily accessible by train on Graham and Metropolitan Ave.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

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