"an area on the rise"
My uncle brought an house an Williams street (which is right off of new lots) so i know the area well. The area was once a crap hole but development in the area (building of houses) has made the area much safer. they are plenty of grocery stores and a sense of community among the people who have brought new houses. also the l train runs through the area as well as a bus that goes to jfk. the close proximity to mass transits makes it easy to get around the area. there isn't any shopping areas that i know of but there are plenty of restaurants that deliver. a nice place to live if you can buy one of the new houses. there isn't any night life here which is a let down to young people.