3.3 out of 10

Hamilton Ave, Red Hook

40.6761544329273 -74.0016800425047
Great for
  • Cost of Living
  • Internet Access
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Pest Free
Not great for
  • Parking
  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
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2/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 2/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 2/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 3/5
  • Shopping Options 2/5
  • Gym & Fitness 2/5
  • Internet Access 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 2/5
  • Parking 1/5
  • Cost of Living 3/5
  • Resale or Rental Value 3/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Dirty, Industrial and Unworthy - Albeit a Neccessary Evil - Overall"

A cabbie once told me that many drivers consider Hamilton Ave to be an offshoot of 3rd Ave (which it kind of is), or even as being the same street. Hamilton Ave is kind of horrible - it's right beneath the BQE (which for some reason is constantly dripping with disgustingly dirty water) and the street seems very dirty and very industrial. I do believe there are a few storefronts with apartments over them, but I can only feel very sorry for whoever lives in them.

Hamilton Ave is more of a necessary evil than anything - if you want to get to the BQE from South Slope, this is where you do it, and if you want to head to IKEA this is the route you take. It's a three lane highway built mostly for reasons of easing traffic flow, and that's the kind of thing that drivers have to appreciate. But Hamilton Ave isn't good for much else! And if you do drive your car on this road when the interstate happens to be raining that gross water, be prepared to have to wash your car - I'm not exaggerating in the least.

A friend of mine had to rinse a layer of black filth from her windshield after driving under the BQE "rain"!
  • access to the BQE, Red Hook from Park Slope/Gowanus
  • having to wait in traffic for the drawbridge to close
  • not conducive to walking
  • It's underneath the BQE

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