5.8 out of 10

North 11th St, Williamsburg

Ranked 18th best street in Williamsburg
40.7206039958512 -73.9562425933547
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Shopping Options
Not great for
  • Childcare
  • Internet Access
  • Medical Facilities
  • Resale or Rental Value
  • Schools
Who lives here?
  • Singles
  • Professionals
  • Hipsters
  • Students


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

"Park Street!"

If I were gonna live in the Bedford area of Williamsburg, I would probably live at North 11th. A large part of the street is right on McCarren Park, and, seriously, being able to see green every day in New York is such a luxury. Because it is a luxury, however, the prices of the apartments on the park are slightly pricier than the rest of Williamsburg which is already astronomical. But, the nice thing (besides the green) is that most of the apartment buildings on the park are quite new. A lot of people have a problem with that, but, personally, I have a problem with crappy, dark hell holes so different strokes I guess.
11th is close to the L train and close to Greenpoint but far enough from both that you're not being constantly inundated with bar crawlers and hipsters. There are a couple of spots on North 11th that are cool but this isn't really the street for bars and restaurants. Brooklyn Brewing Company is on North 11th but I've only been there a couple of times. It's not really a big deal, though, because there is so much to do that is so close. And, it's kind of nice that there isn't a lot of bar traffic on this street if you live here. The only problem with that is that it can be a little sketch at night because when there aren't people surrounding you, it's pretty easy to get robbed (especially around a park). But, hey, small price to pay, right?
The best thrift store shopping, in my opinion, is right on North 11th and Driggs. Buffalo Exchange, the weird home store below it and Beacon's closet are all right here. It's pretty awesome. I always find something at one of these stores and because you can trade in old clothes, you often pay nothing for your new items. How's that for cool?
North 11th is pretty hard to beat as far as Williamsburg living on / around the Bedford Stop goes. It's quiet compared to a lot of the area and it's a lot cleaner. It may get a little hairy, however, if you like to shop. If you can afford to live in one of the newer buildings around the park, I would totally do it.
  • McCarren Park
  • Shopping
  • Quieter than other Bedford Streets
  • A little sketchy at night
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Hipsters
  • Students
3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 3/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 3/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 3/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 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

"Pretty quiet, but recommended for younger residents"

North Eleventh Street is part of a great neighborhood – if you can find a place that has a decent rent, then it’s the perfect residential place (if you can take a little weekend party noise).

On this street is Eva’s Play Pups, a 24-hour daycare service for your dog (LOTS of people in this neighborhood have dogs for some reason, even dogs that seem too big for New York apartments).
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

"Cloth exchange and parks"

N 11th St is a street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. It runs from Union Ave to the East River. I love to go to Beacon’s closet there. It is a clothing exchange store where you can sell and buy cloths, and find great deals. It is a quiet street where to live, close to the L train stop, Bedford Ave, and the two nice Williamsburg parks: The McCarren Park (great place for sport), and the park on the East River, which offers a great view of Manhattan.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Singles

Travelling to North 11th St?

Find Hotels

Best Streets in Williamsburg

"great shopping area!"
40.7107906111407 -73.9454844568363

Driggs Ave

"Less crowded than Bedford but just as "cool""
40.7144650916005 -73.959194843738

Union Ave

"Great place to live; close to shops, nightlife"
40.7110008329457 -73.9511242887544

Graham Ave

"Good for business and living, parking scarce."
40.7105090470194 -73.9437244451511

Kent Ave

"Apartments here offer great rooftop views"
40.7026231786748 -73.9652051597446

North 1st St

"Interesting people watching, great for visitors under 30"
40.7161516799064 -73.9634640471708

Lorimer St

"All the cool kids live at the Lorimer stop"
40.709952356729 -73.9486934953089

Grand St

"Between the BQE and the East River"
40.7114746459996 -73.9456722712399

Roebling St

"Roebling Street in Brooklyn, New York"
40.7126688053248 -73.9587447486242

North 6th St

"High concentration of everything"
40.717252098674 -73.9582720328694

Best Neighborhoods to Live In

Best Cities to Live In

Tell everyone what you love about your neighborhood!

Leave a Review

Have a question?

How are schools? Is the area safe? What about public transit options?" Why not ask our community of locals!

Ask Now

Selling or Renting Your Home?

Maximize the selling price of your home by sharing what you love about your suburb to increase its appeal...

Leave a Review

Corporate Relocation Manager?

Enable your employees to share local knowledge in a private, trusted environment with those relocating... while building community.

Learn More