2.4 out of 10

Grattan St, Williamsburg

Ranked 64th best street in Williamsburg
40.7061441778384 -73.9286718603102
Great for
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
  •  
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Cost of Living
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Shopping Options
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
  •  

Reviews

2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 3/5
  • Cost of Living 1/5
  • Public Transport 3/5
Sep 19, 2012

"Don't make me laugh"

Grattan street is such a bizarre street. It feels like it's in the middle of nowhere though it's right in the midst of the new hipstertown. It's right where the (absolutely fantastic) restaurant, Roberta's is. And, yeah, there are a lot of bars, restaurants, cafes, etc popping up right around here because of the influx of hipsters and students over the last six or so years. But, it's still quite a hike away from Williamsburg proper. And, it's still not particularly safe. And, it's also ugly with an abandoned warehouse kind of vibe. This street, especially looks scary as all get out even during the day. I would pee myself if I had to walk to my apartment here late at night. There aren't enough hipsters and kids here yet for it to be even remotely pleasant to walk around after dark. And, there's not quite enough that the area has to offer yet to consider living this far away from Manhattan, in my opinion.
So, the thing that actually blows my mind is: how on Earth is the rent on this street so expensive? A lot of the apartments are in old, converted warehouses so I get the cool factor involved with them. But, a one bedroom one bathroom apartment on Grattan for $2100 / month? They have got to be joking. I lived in a big one bedroom on Graham and it was less expensive than that by a few hundred dollars. This street isn't safe yet! And, it's not bustling with all kinds of cool things to do yet! And, it's far! I cannot imagine for the life of me why anyone would even consider paying that or even $2700 / month for a three bedroom. People pay $900 a person to share an apartment in Bushwick? Seriously . . I can't take this street seriously. If you're going to pay that, live on Graham or Lorimer so you can actually sleep at night without thinking you're going to be robbed.
Pros
  • Some cool bars and restaurants around
Cons
  • Rent is ridiculous
  • Not safe yet
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Students
1/5
Jan 10, 2009

"Very dangerous at night and ugly during the day."

This street is in Bushwick in an area that is popular among young hipsters and students attracted to the "industrial appeal" of the area. I lived on harrison Place, which is one block over from Grattan. I do not reccommend living on this street. Lots of abandoned builidings and empty lot scattered with inhabited buildings. It is near a movie rental place, though, and a little grocery. There are some bodegas on the street.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

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