"A review of 42nd Street in BROOKLYN"
Unlike the previous miscategorized review, mine is for 42nd street in Brooklyn. I absolutely adore the area around Sunset Park, and this street is no exception. All the best taquerias in the city are right along 5th Avenue nearby, and a quick jaunt takes you up to Brooklyn's Chinatown...bubble tea, fresh groceries, and delicious Dim Sum await. But what astounds me more than anything about this neighborhood is how affordable it is to live in. The cost of living itself is low, but the property, even more so. The brownstones along these blocks (in the 40s and 50s, west of 6th or 7th avenue) are absolutely beautiful, and look just like the ones in Park Slope, but cost about half as much (well, maybe I'm exaggerating, but the rent is a lot cheaper, anyway). A lot of the neighborhood residents aren't going to speak your language, but if that doesn't bother you, you'll discover an extremely warm and welcoming community.