5.3 out of 10

Brookville

40.6602009225342 -73.751003176413
Great for
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Public Transport
  • Childcare
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
Not great for
  • Peace & Quiet
  • Clean & Green
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
Who lives here?
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  •  

Reviews

3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 2/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 1/5
  • Eating Out 3/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • 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 4/5
  • Medical Facilities 3/5
  • Schools 3/5
  • Childcare 3/5
2yrs+

"Not the nicest suburb in New York"

First things first. Many people confuse this area with another suburban town called Brookville, which is located in Nassau County (Long Island). The Brookville that is located in Queens is next to Rosedale, Springfield Gardens, and Laurelton. The population of this town is predominantly African American.

While transportation options are limited in Brookville itself, there are lots of options in Rosedale and Laurelton. Thus, public transportation options are fair, with a number of buses, three subways, and two Long Island Rail Road stations nearby. While transportation options are limited in Brookville itself, there are lots of options in Rosedale and Laurelton.

For recreation, there is a beautiful and well equipped park on Brookville Boulevard. The major problem with living in Brookville is that it is adjacent to John F. Kennedy (JFK) Airport, which causes a lot of problems for residents. The biggest issue is with the noise - you constantly hear the noise from the planes passing by overhead. The other issue is that some of the major roads and highways that run through or near Brookville get congested with airport traffic.
Pros
  • Diverse transportation options
  • Beautiful park
Cons
  • Noise pollution from JFK
Recommended for
  • Singles
  • Retirees
3/5
2yrs+

"Lots of noise coming from the air"

Brookville is a neighborhood in Queens that borders the John F. Kennedy International Airport. Due to its proximity to the airport, noise is a bit of an issue. Continuous air traffic makes it difficult to enjoy an outdoor barbeque with friends during the summer months. Trees are a big help in the area, blocking some of the noice, but success is limited.

Why would people want to live in this area, so close to the constant air travel? The park. Brookville Park is located nearby and quite a draw for residents and tourists passing through while traveling. The park is located on Brookville Boulevard and South Conduit Avenue and is a great place to bring your guests for a labor day weekend bbq.
Recommended for
  • Professionals
  • Families with kids
3/5
2yrs+

"Next to JFK is a big minus"

This neighborhood borders on the JFK airport, so there is obviously a bit of an issue with noise from air traffic (which can be annoying). On the upside, there is a huge park that borders the neighborhood (and what can I say, after years of concrete I’ve become a sucker for the anything green). This park is only a plus for residents who are forced to be subjected to the noise pollution from jetliners, rather than an enticing place to visit for tourists. Don’t get me wrong, the park is beautiful – it’s just very far from the places one should visit as a tourist in NYC.

Unranked Streets in Brookville

147th Ave

2.5/5
"one of the short cuts in Rosedale, Queens"
40.6584565786353 -73.7548432432392

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