1.5 out of 10

Central Ave, Williamsburg

40.7026400005711 -73.9331574988516
Great for
  • Cost of Living
Not great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parks & Recreation
Who lives here?
  • Hipsters
  • Students


1/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 1/5
  • Safe & Sound 2/5
  • Clean & Green 1/5
  • Pest Free 2/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 1/5
  • Parks & Recreation 1/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 1/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 4/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Too far and sketchy"

Central Avenue kind of looks like Tijuana to me, so I guess you could say I'm not a fan of the street and don't really intend on living there. It's too far east and south for my liking. And, though it's only a couple of blocks away from Roberta's (my favorite) and another restaurant that just opened a couple of months ago, there's really nothing else in the area. This neighborhood is sort of known for its bars and music / art scene so to have to walk several blocks to get to just one seems a little beside the point of living here. And, though really no part of Williamsburg is aesthetically pleasing, Central looks especially dumpy and run down. There are a few little weird, Tijuana looking stores on the street and a lot of traffic. There are a lot of people out during the day but no one you'd really want to run into at night. And, it's about four blocks from the nearest train station which puts you at thirty minutes to Union Square on a good day. If you work in Manhattan, that's not ideal.
On the plus side, the rent is really cheap and you're not crazy far from bars and restaurants. But, I wouldn't want to walk down this street at night. And, one of the great things about New York is that there are so many things to do just outside your door. Why live on a street where that's not the case if you can afford it?
  • Cheap rent
  • Far from everything
  • No bars or restaurants
  • No neighborhood feel
Recommended for
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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