In the next year I plan to move to Brooklyn. What is a good neighborhood in Brooklyn close to the City?
Bedford-Stuyvesant (also known as Bed-Stuy) is a neighborhood in the central portion of the New York City, USA, borough of Brooklyn. Bedford-Stuyvesant, more commonly known as Bed-Stuy, is historically significant for being the location of one of the oldest free black communities in the U.S. It also served as an alternative to over-crowded Harlem in the 1930s, and is a home away from home for Caribbean immigrants today.
Rent is about $1200 for a 1Bedroom Apartment, and only $14-1600/mo for a 2Bedroom Apartment. A few new development condos round out the mix, but you’ll have to wait a bit for most of them to be completed.
The neighborhood is convenient for commuters as it is serviced by nearly a full alphabet of trains: A, C, G, J, M, S, and Z. Not to mention the LIRR.