5.1 out of 10

Hebert St, Williamsburg

40.7188170000464 -73.9452130000911
Great for
  • Clean & Green
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Gym & Fitness
  • Lack of Traffic
  • Neighborly Spirit
Not great for
  • Shopping Options
  • Cost of Living
  • Eating Out
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
Who lives here?
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students


3/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 3/5
  • Safe & Sound 3/5
  • Clean & Green 4/5
  • Pest Free 3/5
  • Peace & Quiet 3/5
  • Eating Out 2/5
  • Nightlife 2/5
  • Parks & Recreation 4/5
  • Shopping Options 1/5
  • Gym & Fitness 3/5
  • Lack of Traffic 3/5
  • Parking 2/5
  • Cost of Living 2/5
  • Public Transport 2/5

"Pretty but too expensive for what it offers"

Herbert street is a pretty decent little residential street that has a tiny chunk in Williamsburg but is mostly in Greenpoint. One of the downers is that it runs directly the BQE which doesn't do much for the aesthetic or noise level of the street. But, then again, there's not much aesthetic in Williamsburg anyway. The nice thing about Herbert is that it's a clean, fairly quiet street that's almost completely residential. There are some single family homes mixed in with older apartments and new condo developments. There's also a middle income housing project on Herbert which is either good or bad depending on how you look at it. You're a few blocks away from both the Graham and Lorimer stretches of bars and restaurants. And, just a few more walks away from all the chaos to be had at the Bedford stop. It's nice to be a couple of blocks away because the streets a lot cleaner. But, it can also be a bad thing because you can't just run across the street to grab dinner. That sounds lazy but when there's a blizzard, those few blocks seem a lot longer than they are. And, the walk home can be a little scary because the people on the street really start to dissipate the further away you get from those big areas.
The other major attraction you're right next to on Herbert is McCarren Park. This is also both a good and a bad thing. For one, it's fantastic to be this close to such a big, great park. I would have loved to be a smidge closer to McCarren when I lived in Willy. The bad thing about this, however, is that though Herbert isn't on the park, it's close enough that the rent reflects living on a park. So, the rent is a bit astronomical, in my opinion, for a street that's not directly on a park, isn't all that close to a train, and is a few blocks away from any sort of social activity. And, it's not like the homes are big on this street. They're old so you're not exactly getting a lot of bang for your buck. This is a deal breaker for me as far as Herbert is concerned. I just feel like, why would I pay 2 g's a month to live practically in Greenpoint and next to nothing? It makes no sense.
  • Nice apartments
  • Quaint street
  • Close to a lot
  • Too expensive
Recommended for
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Hipsters
  • Students

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