Quote from a resident: “I moved to Bed Stuy for its affordability and its proximity to other fun areas of Brooklyn, but I stayed for the cheap bars and friendly neighbors with roof access.” One of Brooklyn’s neighborhoods that is pretty damn picturesque, with tree-lined streets, brownstone charm, and that low-key vibe you probably left Manhattan for.
Who lives here: Young couples and families, along with the trendy set that left Manhattan because they just needed to “get away from it all” without actually going that far.
Still, it’s one of the best neighborhoods in NYC for culture, nightlife, and dining... Who lives here: With no fewer than five NYU dorms nearby, the East Village is crammed with students. But don’t be surprised when the bro-next-door leaves a trail of pizza to your door in a boozy state and then vomits all over the floor...Quote from a resident: “It’s been a great run as I’ve lived in Chelsea for over 10 years.However, I’ve seen many changes over the years, both good and bad.8th Ave used to be a hub for the gay community, but many shops, restaurants, and bars have been pushed out by high rent and replaced with commercial/sterile chains and banks. Public transit situation: The heart of the East Village is the 6 at Astor Pl or the N, R at 8th St.It’s still a great place to live, but I miss the charm of old Chelsea.” ? But it is possible to walk to Union Square from almost anywhere in the East Village, putting you near the L, 4,5,6, N, Q, and R.