5.2 out of 10

Humboldt St, Williamsburg

Ranked 37th best street in Williamsburg
40.7113668045686 -73.9421571197052
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Parking
  • Internet Access
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters


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

"A spectral range of residencies"

Toward the southern end of this street - where Humboldt ends meets Flushing - there are mostly just a lot of housing projects, which seem to have a bit of a range when it comes to the income of the residents. Bushwick Houses, a low income housing project, are at the end of the street.

The upper end of the street features residential houses and apartments - and the closer you get to the L train, the more gentrified the neighborhood becomes. In short, this street ranges from okay to not-so-great. One of the bad Chinese places I often order from is on this street, though I wouldn't recommend anyone else try it. Bushwick residents just take what we can get when it comes to Chinese food.
  • inexpensive rent
  • close to some cute cafes, bars
  • parts of the street see a high crime rate
  • it's an ugly street
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Students

"Nice residential street"

Humboldt Street is mostly a residential place although there are a few factories on the Greenpoint side. Huboldt is one of the longest streets I know, it goes from Greenpoint all the way to Williamsburg. The whole street is made up of houses and residential buildings. Not too many stores here except for a few deli places and fruit stores. The Williamsburg side is more lively though. Great place to live for anyone-familes, elderly, young people. Close to churches, schools and parks. A few blocks away are bigger stores and a bigger variety of places to go to. Nightlife is walking distance and it is about half-an-hour train ride from downtoen Manhattan.
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees

"On Humboldt Street"

Another great street here in Williamsburg. I think that there are a lot of great things to look for on this street. You'll find a lovely bakery on the corner of Humboldt and Poland Avenue (Old Poland Bakery) and some other great restaurants throughout the neighborhood. . This is a great neighborhood and one of the most popular neighborhoods in the city currently, especially for young people and young families.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids

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