Oy to the vey! New York Magazine has named Park Slope New York City’s “Most Livable Neighborhood”. Their survey is based on many attributes including housing cost, safety and shopping. Brooklyn Heights ranked 6th behind Greenpoint, Boerum Hill, Cobble Hill, Sunnyside and the Lower East Side.
Here’s their “reasoning” on why those other nabes ranked higher than NYC’s first suburb:
NY Magazine: Though it’s the most expensive neighborhood in the outer boroughs, Brooklyn Heights is arguably still a good deal. Commute times into the densest parts of Manhattan are faster than all but a few neighborhoods on the island itself. Throw in the newly expanded Brooklyn Bridge Park; perhaps the most beautiful homes in the city (the entire neighborhood is a historic district); and safe, clean, tree-lined streets, and it clearly has a lot to offer. What’s missing? The main retail artery, Montague Street, is underwhelming, and there’s little diversity.
Montague Street? This again? Makes us feel like: