6.9 out of 10

Lafayette Ave, Clinton Hill

40.6883879884204 -73.9642678315922
Great for
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parking
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Public Transport
Not great for
  • Internet Access
  • Pest Free
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Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students
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Reviews

4/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 4/5
  • Safe & Sound 4/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 4/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Internet Access 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 4/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 4/5
  • Public Transport 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
Aug 07, 2012

"Great little neighborhood"

I'm actually on the Clinton Hill/Bed-Stuy border between Bedford and Nostrand, but I can't speak as well to the area past Nostrand, so I'm posting here. I just love this neighborhood. Great restaurants, bars, and cafes, (Sud, Colador Cafe, the Black Swan, Do or Dine), friendly neighbors, safe and quiet at night. It's a nice mix of locals and transplants and students. The G is way more convenient than anybody will give it credit for (you can get to Manhattan several different ways--I can get to Union Square in 20 minutes). I get home from work after 1 am fairly frequently, and I've never felt unsafe or uneasy. There are rats and such, but hey, it's NYC. My main complaint is trash--we live on the ground floor, and it's constantly blowing into our yard.
Pros
  • Quiet, green, and safe
  • Close to good restaurants
  • Friendly neighbors
Cons
  • No direct train to Manhattan
  • Rising rents
  • Litter
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Students

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